The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor the morning on December 7th, 1941. On December 8th, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the nation with a powerful speech, “Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation”. It was one of the most influential speeches in history. The purpose of great speeches like those is to persuade people of other’s beliefs. Political leaders usually use rhetorical techniques to persuade their audiences of their beliefs.
Rhetorical devices is used significantly through both text, Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, and A Fable for Tomorrow. Both text use ethos, pathos, and logos, but in different forms, and techniques. Which affects the effectiveness of the tone, and feeling of each text. Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, uses more ethos, facts and credibility. A Fable for Tomorrow, uses more pathos, appeals to emotion.
The Best use of Rhetoric The Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation and the Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage are both great examples of ethos, pathos, and logos. They are both political messages created to not only rely on facts but to strike emotion in the hearts of the audience, whoever they may be. In the Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 8, 1941, in response to one of the most tragic days in U.S. history, to help rally the people of the United States of America to the realization of war between the Japanese and American forces. The Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage was given by Carrie Chapman Catt to spark a revolt and spur up emotion of great pride in women of all nature to take a stand fight for what is right.
Instead, Roosevelt ordered that the fleet in Pearl Harbor be weakened instead of strengthened, as mentioned above. Revisionists argue the president did nothing to prevent or prepare for these attacks despite all of the clear evidence that they would happen. Intercepted government codes are also pointed evidence that the US knew about the attacks. As Historian B neatly outlined in arguments, cryptologists in the 1920s cracked codes from Japan that gave indication of the country’s war preparations. (B 36).
Roosevelt portrays the Japanese as both power hungry and warmongers. The American President’s speech is in agreement with sources A and E. This source once again refers to the meticulous planning by the Japanese. Once again, emphasizing the fact that a surprise attack was unavoidable. America could not have stopped Japan (source F). The fact the American president reiterates the point that the attack was a surprise, emphasizes the argument that Japan was definitely acting as the aggressor.
I am an American citizen and if I were listening to FDR’s speech it would affect me strongly. When FDR read his speech, he explained that the Empire of Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. Right away we knew we might be in grave danger. The President then went on to say how we were “at peace with that nation,” and that we did not expect Japan to do this. Before the attack, both countries were not friendly with each other but still tried to not cause any trouble.
Who was to blame for Pearl Harbor? “December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win though absolute victory.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said this inspiring quote about the tragic event that occurred in Oahu, Hawaii. Many people have debated about who really was to blame for Pearl Harbor, could Roosevelt have done something to prevent it?
Franklin Roosevelt uses pathos, ethos and logos all throughout his speech. “December 7th 1941- A date that will live in infamy.” This quote will forever be in the minds of Americans. The bombing of the Pearl Harbor is an event no one can forget and neither is Franklin Roosevelt’s speech. It was this that brought American into World War Two and changed history.
In conclusion from both events of Pearl Harbor and 9/11, we have learned that we still stood strong as a nation. We never gave up and never will. Both presidents during each event gave a very respectable speech. We can see from each speech that there were different vibes. Roosevelt believed in our arm forces would get the job done.
He was in the middle of his fourth term as President of the United States which makes him seem as a well trusted leader according to his previous history with the voters. Roosevelt explains that Pearl Harbor was just one of the many targets that Japan has attacked and has taken an offensive on. Roosevelt starts this speech by addressing certain members of Congress. His overall goal in this speech was to persuade not only Congress, but America to agree to declare war on Japan. When japan bombed pearl harbor, everyone was distraught all over the country.
Roosevelt impassions support for the war effort through his use of emotional diction through his declaration of war. He uses certain phrases to alienate the Japanese from the American people and show them as an enemy of the American people. Throughout his speech he uses phrases like “this form of
The fact that many lives were lost and many families were damaged, shows that this was an extremely emotional time for America. FDR, as mentioned before, begins this address to the nation in a very somber tone to show the effect these attacks have had on the morale of the country. With the seriousness FDR shows in the beginning, it makes the American people pay attention and really digest the message he is giving them. Another huge emotional appeal President Roosevelt plays on is painting Japan as the true enemy to American peace. FDR, in an attempt to explain the rift with the Japan says, “Hostilities exist.
To convince Congress to allow the declaration, FDR used many persuasive key factors in his speech. One such factor was said after stating that the distance from Hawaii to Japan made it obvious that the attack was planned. FDR said, how “the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. “. When FDR is talking about this, he is referring to the diplomatic negations that the US and Japan underwent before the events of Pearl Harbor. Earlier in his speech, he states how these negations “contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.”
The speaker is Franklin Delano Roosevelt is trying to convince congress to go to war with japan for bombing pearl harbor(December 8, 1941); The speech is a persuasive speech but also a rally at the same time because he knows that they will probably go to war, he used words such as “disastrous” and “infamy” to describe the attack on the U.S, he uses small phrases such as “last night” and “so help us god” witch gave people a sense of nationality they haven 't felt before, and made them want to get revenge and fight the japanese (japs). He uses repetition and anadiplosis to repeat his message and drive what he is saying into his spectators/listeners heads, as well as pre-empting, which makes things sound way more serious and crucial and get back at them for what they 've done. Roosevelt 's purpose was to make the people of the U.S.A. to want to fight the Japanese empire in order to get them back for what they 've done to us. President Roosevelt is addressing Congress and people of the