Without religion we have no morality, without morality we are beings of evil. “The Evil Empire” speech by Ronald Reagan, is verbal dissent of the Soviet Union and his supports for abolishment of abortion. Reagan’s speech was held in 1983 at the Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals, seemingly a tactical decision to have a crowd susceptible to a religious appeal. Using word choice and repetition, Reagan rallies the public’s support with arguments of morality using religion, a pathos and ethos appeal. Reagan begins his speech with a religious joke, though seemingly just an ice breaker, this is how Reagan beings his pathos and ethos appeal.
Then former prime minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, recited a eulogy in 2004 in remembrance of former President of the United States Ronald Reagan on how both world leaders were so close. Thatcher’s purpose to speak about President Ronald Reagan was to show how great of a leader Reagan was during the political upheaval during the Cold War. She adopts a heartwarming tone in order to show the citizens of the United States the level of leadership and heroism he incorporated when trying to prevent two countries from the destroying the Earth and humanity itself. Thatcher begins the eulogy towards President Reagan by mentioning that not just the citizens of the United States has lost a great president but that the whole democratic world has lost a great and influential man. She uses many
Also, when Johnson quotes the Bible, claiming “We must say in Southeast Asia, as we did in Europe, in the words of the Bible: “Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further.””, he is using an allusion. It refers to the aggression the Americans wanted to avoid in the world. People didn’t want to fight, so the government mentioned the Catholic Church to generate a bond between the citizens and the speaker. The government felt they had to use such powerful rhetorical devices because they knew, they needed the citizen’s support. If someone from Johnson´s government would have had read it, he would´ve been proud for such convincing
In line 26, she quotes Reagan saying, "Whatever time I've got left is up to the big fella upstairs". This is a reference to God based on the Bible. This presents Reagan as a man who was biblical and led a providential life. Thatcher also uses personification to make Reagan's characteristics. She says, "When the world threw problems at the White House, he was not baffled".
Bush effectively executes his 9/11 speech and uses rhetorical devices to catch the citizens attention, calm the America people and unite them together again. Bush addresses the audience and the problem as a catchy first sentence. “Our…fellow citizens, our way of life…our very freedom…” Due to Bush repeating “Our” he utilizes the device of anaphora to hook the reader’s attention. The president starts to tell his audience that the terrorist attack might have threatened their freedom and way of life but will never successfully take it. Bush uses the
Therefore, he encouraged people to have faith in each other and have faith in the nation to get through the difficulties. At the end of his speech, he pointed out six solutions about how to resolve the energy crisis, and stated his position again that he firmly believed they would win this war. The purpose of this speech is obvious, President Carter put forward one of the important issues in America now—energy crisis in the public, and made people regain their confidence to solve the problem. Also, he made his own decisions to pull through the troubles and proposed some
Reagan had many views on society and politics. His status as an actor influenced us through the movies and the as the president, he was always in the spotlight and continued to influence us. Reagan's views were one of the biggest ways that he could shape America with. How Reagan dealt with criticism from other parties and the public's eye ext set a great example for how we should act. Taking great care and carefully taking time on how things will affect us and how Reagan views that the government should be.
God Gives Us Free Will Jonathan Edwards preaches that if people follow God and obey him they will experience his great mercy. “Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God,” he explains this concept in his sermon. Most people back in 1741 and to this day would be persuaded by his sermon about the Lord because of how passionately and strongly he spoke about his beliefs’. In this sermon Edwards refers to Gods everlasting wrath. He describes Gods anger towards those who do not follow and believe in Him.
Theodore Roosevelt’s D-Day Speech Theodore Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer was a great speech for a multitude of reasons, including making the war seem like a holy crusade and making it sound like it was their duty to destroy the “...unholy forces of our enemy…” (Theodore Roosevelt, online) and praying to a God that most people in America believed in, thus making them believe that they had supernatural forces to support them. One reason why Theodore Roosevelt’s speech was successful is the way he manipulated the language in his speech to make it a prayer.From the beginning when he said “I ask you to join with me in prayer…” (Theodore Roosevelt, online) this small change that set him apart from most other speakers helped him completely immerse his audience in the speech.Since the audience was wrapped up in the speech, it was easier to
The book focuses on two main religions, christianity, and catholic. It discusses God, and how he sees and knows everything. When Wilson describes Myrtle and all the wrong she has done to him, he reminds her that God still knows all the wrong. In the book, there is a billboard with picture of eyes on it, and they compare the eyes to God’s eyes. The eyes are always there, and can see everything just like God.