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Rhetorical Analysis Of The Challenger 7

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Regan’s use of ethos, logos, pathos was to make an emotional connection to the families of the Challenger Seven, and to the citizens of the United States. President Regan establishes his credibility and trustworthiness by his credibility as the President of the United States and saying that the Seven were seen as heroes. Regan says, “but they, The Challenger Seven, were aware of the dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs” (Regan 2). Regan wanted the people of the US to know how brave these The Challenger Seven really were. Regan than follows with this quote, “we mourn seven heroes: Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe” (Regan 2). Saying the names of The Challenger Seven gives each individual person more credit and shows of more importance.…show more content…
In Regan’s speech he says, “For the families for the Seven, we cannot bear, as you do, the full impact of this tragedy” (Regan 3). Regan shows his compassion by stating that we may not know what it feels like to lose a loved one. He also says, “It’s all a part of the process of exploration and discovery” (Regan 5). He feels bad for the loss of the families but informs the people that we cant let this set us back, but we will forever remember their
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