Finally, the film “The Patriot” by Robert Rodat uses the archetypes of the quest for revenge and the fall to reveal how we as humans are willing to go to war for freedom, and for family, and unite people together under one cause. People are willing to go to war for family, freedom, revenge and to bring together a country or group of people.
In hindsight, this seems the only way America’s worst moment could end. After some 600,000 American men had died of wounds, or grossly unsanitary medical practice, Lincoln gave his second inaugural address, the famous “charity for all” speech, on March 4, 1865, one month before his death. There is a photograph of him giving this speech, which also shows John Wilkes Booth standing above and behind him, on a balcony. Lincoln ended his speech with these words: “With malice toward none; with charity for all;…let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”
To appeal to logos she uses a fair amount of facts and statistics, “In the Army Air Forces, or AAF, there were 52,651 stateside aircraft accidents over the course of the war, killing 14,903 personnel. Though some of these personnel were probably on coastal patrol and other duties, it can be presumed that the vast majority were trainees, killed without ever seeing a combat theater. In the three months in which Phil’s men trained as a crew, 3,041 AAF planes--more than 33 per day--met with accidents stateside, killing nine men per day. In subsequent months, death tallies exceeding 500 were common. In August 1943, 590 airmen would die stateside, 19 per day (61).”
Hope and fear, two contradictory emotions that influence us all, convicted Frederick Douglass to choose life over death, light over darkness, and freedom over sin. Douglass, in Chapter ten, pages thirty-seven through thirty-nine, of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, utilizes various rhetorical techniques and tone shifts to convey his desperation to find hope in this time of misery and suffering. Mr. Covey, who Douglass has been sent to by his master to be broken, has succeeded in nearly tearing all of Douglass’s dreams of freedom away from him. To expound on his desires to escape, Douglass presents boats as something that induces joy to most but compels slaves to feel terror. Given the multiple uses of repetition, antithesis,
Ironic elements are evident in abundance throughout King’s speech which elicit an comical tone and draws on the reality of the war. King makes the nation appears as hypocrites because Americans pretend to fight as a united nation whereas segregation is among the same schools, the same neighborhood, the same country. The fact that “young black men are being sent [across the world] to fight for the liberties in Southeast Asia, which they [have] not found in Georgia and East Harlem” questions the validity of America’s founding principles of the unalienable rights of every individual; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Stokely Carmichael's speech made (makes?) lots of white people uncomfortable. With respect to his end goal, is this a good thing or a bad thing? Why? What particularly struck me about Carmichael’s speech is how easily it demonstrates that the conversation and progress surrounding race relations in the United States has stalled.
Adapting military jargon and techinical writing into something understandable for the general public is an art. In the military, we use a lot of phrases and acronyms to describe or relay information to each other. Changing these words and explaing the acronyms to a regular civilan can be frustrating and sometimes confusing. I would keep it as simple as possible, or how some troops say “Barney Style” becase most people watched or heard of Barney the dinosaour. In the military, we have technical manuals (TM’s), Field manuals (FM’s), and regulations.
The implication that most of the infantry soldiers are working class men is presented through the use of language in the speaker’s speech. On the other hand, it also shows that the upper class people are not interested in joining the military. To explain, the way in which the speaker uses simple language throughout his speech shows that he, who sign up to become a soldier, is not high class people. This is because the upper class people tend to use more grand style of speech to show their power and authority, while most of working class men use less grand style of speech or complicated sentences. For example,.
This speech by Florence Kelley is filled with numerous rhetorical strategies. Giving her speech in Philadelphia, she touched the hearts of many. Appealing to the emotions of the other women in the audience, Kelley got her point across. She despised child labor as she felt it was dangerous and inappropriate. By using rhetorical strategies such as imagery, anaphora, and forced teaming, she engages the right audience (women attending the suffrage convention) whom were already seeking change.
Great post and I agree with everything you said. The PowerPoint that was made to go along with Lincoln’s speech was terrible and unnecessary. I’m certain if he had used a presentation such as that one that his speech wouldn’t have been as much as a success as it was. I went in the same direction as you did when describing what we would put into the slide show for this speech.