Here, Martin Luther King Jr. is inferring that violence is not necessary to convey a message or fight for what one believes, and that attaining justice isn 't limited to the act of violence. King does not believe in using violence to fight violence and uses ethos to appeal to the audience: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly" (King 65). This is similar to the saying that two wrongs don 't make a right. King is acknowledging that being violent to respond to violence is only going to cause more chaos which in terms is not right; he is thinking about consequence. Malcolm X 's speech is fueled with anger and rage.
This follows our commandment to keep hold the Lord’s day. The next line tells us to “Visit grandpa every chance that you can, It won 't be wasted time”, which goes along with the teachings of the corporal works of mercy. It is also known that our older relatives are wise because they have a great deal of life experience they can pass on to us. In the next stanza it says, “don’t steal, don 't cheat, don’t lie” which comes right from the ten commandments. Finally, the last section reads, “Don 't take for granted the love this life gives you, when you get where you 're going don 't forget turn back around and help the next one in line”.
On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb, killing 168 American citizens, in Oklahoma. It was the cruelest terrorist act ever conducted on American soil, and it stunned the nation. President Bill Clinton presents a speech following the terrorist attack to reassure his audience-- the frightened and affected American citizens-- they are not alone when it comes to the pain they feel and American will always be there to lean on through the use of the rhetorical devices: asyndeton, parallelism, and anaphora. In President Bill Clinton’s introduction of his speech, he conveys himself to be relatable emotionally to the alarmed Americans through the rhetorical device asyndeton to build a sense of trust. His wife, Hillary, and himself, “come as parents, as husband and wife, as people who were your neighbors for some of the best years of their lives,” (Clinton 1) to portray he is also a citizen of America, as the audience themselves.
He healed my mind and brought me back into a trusting love relationship with Him. Even though I still struggle with the repercussions of that view, God is working in me and helping me trust Him more each day. His love for me is everlasting and unconditional and He will never reject me. His approval for me is found in the righteousness of Jesus Christ and not my
Throughout his speech Creon was able to effectively achieve his purpose of convincing his audience to agree with his decision on not burying Polyneices with the use of contrasting diction. In order to convince his audience that his way of ruling is the correct way Creon uses the rhetorical device of contrasting diction in his speech. This is done when Creon announced, “Eteocles, who died as a man should die, fighting for his country, is to be buried with full military honors, with a ceremony that is usual when the greatest heroes die…”. When talking about Eteocles and his honorary death, Creon uses words with a positive diction such as “honors, ceremony, and greatest heroes”, each of these words are linked to the positive connotation of a man with honor and great dignity. On the other hand, when speaking of Polyneices, Creon turns to the use of negative diction.
In doing repetition he can get his point across with saying this phrase over and over again with more emotion each time he says it. During Chief Joseph’s speech, he repeats the phrase “Good words..” (p.3) with saying something meaningful with is after words like “Good words do not give me back my children.” Although he said this many times Joseph got more and more emotionally after every time. In another part of his speech he says uses it again but in a more powerful course of action; Joseph states the word “...free...” (p.4) Chief Joseph’s statement was for them to be “...free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade...” The Chief wanted the white men to hear what they were doing to them by kicking them off of there own land and telling them where to go afterward. This was the Chief telling them we don’t want to fight anymore we just want our land back and not to move and take our rights away. Overall Chief Joseph wanted to be persuasive by repeating certain words to emphasize their meaning and to get across to the white
On January 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan addresses a speech to American citizens about the Challenger Shuttle Disaster. He uses rhetorical devices to covey his grief and support the victims’ families, along with curing the pain that fall upon the Americans. President Ronald Reagan takes his words to show his grief and to show how he and the American citizens have been affected by the calamity. President Ronald Reagan uses pathos to express his opinion about the disaster. He brought his wife to show his strong emotional side about this event.
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, leaving his Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson, in charge of a hopeless and disbanded country. Shortly after he was sworn in, Johnson attempted to ease those emotions in his speech, "Let Us Continue." In his speech, "Let Us Continue," Johnson's purpose is to persuade his audience that the country needs to be united again in order to move on and to ease the hopelessness and emotional tension after Kennedy's assassination. Johnson first addresses his audience, and then starts out with the usage of an antithesis, stating that "The greatest leader of our time has been struck down by the foulest deed of our time," creating an empathetic mood in order to soothe the emotional tension within the audience.
Wiesel describes the tragedies that occurred over the past century, all of the bloodshed that stained human hands. He wove his lexicon beautifully as he spoke of his own pain and misery in the concentration camps and how his liberation by the American troops gave him renewed hope, tearing the hearts of all those listening in; surely Elie
Former United States President, Lyndon B. Johnson, in his speech, Let us Continue, reflects on the assassination and presidency of John F. Kennedy. Johnson's purpose is to bring a feeling of peace within the American citizens and help them continue moving forward. He creates a nostalgic tone in order to convey a sense of sorrow and to resurface the dreams and aspirations oh John F. Kennedy in his audience. Johnson begins his speech by acknowledging that John F. Kennedy has been assassinated and reminds the Americans of Kennedy's aspiration by expressing his grief in the situation. He appeals to the emotions of the Americans by saying "No words are sad enough to express our sense of loss.
Although he admitted himself that he murdered Oswald for public attention, one could not fully account this testament since he also announced publicly that his intention was to save Mrs. Kennedy the brief from seeing Oswald again in trial. Nonetheless, Ruby’s desire for public acknowledgement was shown explicitly through his frequent attempts for public attention.
He says, ““it would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for, I believe, if we allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again.” He goes on to state, “That’s what we so often do to avoid uncomfortable truths about the prejudice that still infects our society.” This is a call to action by the president for the nation to not forget about this incident. We cannot become quiet about this disaster as we have done for many others. Pinckney would want us to work towards eliminating this bias. The group singing of “Amazing Grace” was one of Obama’s uses of pathos. This has a unifying effect and makes the speech feel heartfelt.
The American President should focus on representing himself as a trustworthy and caring person. In his article in Organization Science, Robert Shamir mandates that being consistent to oneself and one’s own values allows a leader to be truthful to his/her populace. An inconsistent leader must lie at one point or another, and these lies will be evident in their history. Inconsistency must be avoided at all costs as the populace will become weary no longer trust their
He believes this is because they do not want the people to look over the constitution too thoroughly and find flaws or areas that will take away from the people having control. And he mentions this in the reading, “… it is an attempt to force it upon them before it could be thoroughly understood…” (76,
A police chief, David Dial, believes that the government is right to renew the Patriot Act and not use the Justice Act, which would have lessened the government’s power. He says that there is nothing wrong with the Patriot Act, and he believes it protects the citizens of the United States from terrorism (Dial). A newer development in the legislation of the Patriot Act is the USA Freedom Act, which finally limits parts of the Patriot Act. Even the White House Administration is a fan of the new, middle of the road approach that is offered by the Freedom Act. Although not all the articles that are protested are removed, they are limited to appease the American people (Hattem).