In Book 3, Hector spurs Paris by taunting and insulting him, calling him a “curse to [his] father, [his] city, and all of [his] people” for his lack of courage and perseverance (3.58). This prompts Paris to present the idea of a duel against Menelaus, in which they will “fight it out for Helen and all her wealth” (3.86). Other times, this fighting spirit is regained through leaders’ compliments and encouragement. Before the war begins again after the duel between Menelaus and Paris, Agamemnon was “quick to salute [Idomeneus] and sing his praises” (4.292). He urges Idomeneus to “be that fighter you claimed to be in all the years gone by,” which spurs Idomeneus to “cut down Phaestus” (5.48).
“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg. Words are an important part to everyday life. In the play Julius Caesar, speeches are essential, they influence each through their play of words.
King also discusses his personal life, along with his family and children, to show the crowd that he is fighting for the same things as them. In his I Have a Dream speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. used ethos to increase his credibility with his audience, pathos to appeal to his audience’s emotional side, and logos to appeal to his audience’s logical side. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s use of ethos begins in the first few lines of his I Have a Dream speech. He begins the speech with a direct reference to Abraham Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address. King speaks of Lincoln as an admired figure in the Civil Rights Movement when he states “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation” (King 84).
Marc Antony loves Caesar and was sincerely hurt when Brutus, a respected man to whom was close to Caesar, played a role in the assassination. Brutus was abl persuade the crowd , the people of Rome, in believing that Caesar deserved to die as he was ambitious and that his death was for the better of Rome. Through the speech Marc Antony disproves Brutus as when presented with the crown “ thrice did he refuse”(III.ii.99). Thus he asks if this is the crowds view of an honorable man which he refers to Brutus, with a tone of sarcasm, and in addition this makes the crowd question their own opinion. The need to avenge Caesar 's death gave Antony a motivation but he also used emotion to win the trust of the Romans.
This is a persuasive tactic, that 's why he uses "Hello Berlin!". Then he thanks the German Chancellor, who is Angela Merkel, for her leadership, friendship and her example of life, which is an example of rhetoric rule of three. Like the start, there are so many striking lines and rhetoric, which the American president used, to attract attention and be more persuasive, that it will be extremely hard to pick the most powerful. Now let us continue with the first strong sentence, which is "No wall can stand against the yearning of justice, the yearnings for freedom and the yearnings for peace that burns in the human heart." The word "wall" has a negative connotation with the Berlin wall, keeping people separate and sadness.
However, Antony quickly averts the audience's thoughts. The people question why they had suddenly began to show hate towards Caesar when Antony says “you all did love him once, not without cause:/ What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him? (3.2.111-113)” Ambition is often mentioned throughout the play and has a deep role in the events that take place. Brutus tries extensively to make himself sound heroic in order to gain more honor. He continues by saying “as he was/ valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I/ slew him (3.2.27-28).” Through these words he shows the people what he is capable of doing and how conflicts must be resolved.
“The Gettysburg Address” is specifically made up to this point in time in our nation’s gruesome history. We need to realize brother is killing brother during this time in our nation’s history, these men fought for what they believed in and President Lincoln shows us that each man that fought and died on these grounds need to be honored. Not for their courage, but for their efforts to shape America so that we can make it a better place and a safe haven so that all men can have equal
His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.). His speech had ethos, logos, and pathos throughout it, which is why it was a great persuasive message. According to Aristotle’s three speech situations, this speech used
The Gettysburg Address was intended to be an argument to persuade. Abraham Lincoln was inspiring his troops because morale was low after the Battle of Gettysburg. They need motivation to keep fighting. Lincoln used logos by explaining that because people gave their lives defending what they believed in, the living should finish the job the dead started. By talking about the fellow soldiers who died at Gettysburg, Lincoln appeals to the pathos of his listeners.
Ironically, not all men were “created equal in the U.S.” since those of color were still suffering from racial injustices and discrimination. This served to deliver the message of racism. He also shares personal dreams with his audience that impresses them. He dreamed that his “four little children would one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” With the strong implementation of anaphora, King effectively makes his audience feel empathy for those of color and fight for
The Gettysburg Address was one the most outstanding speech that Lincoln wrote. His style was one of a kind. Additionally you can hear the tone and his feelings in all of his speeches, but this one really make me want to read it several times. The area of the speech that stands out to me is “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us” it’s as if he is saying that we need to continue the work that these great men devoted their lives to, and to never forget. He is able to combine the words dedicate, which he used several times throughout the speech, and devotion to allow his readers to know how he felt in his heart about why these men loss their lives.
As King explains how Socrates created tension to increase the knowledge for mankind, I find myself thinking on today’s society. Unfortunately, World tension is currently on an increase resulting with violence as an answer to the problem. Dr. King created “tension” to voice this matter of injustice but nonviolently. His motivate to bring peace and brotherhood to all races, color, and culture was an uphill battle but nevertheless, he was optimistic of the future. In conclusion, Dr. King’s letter brought to me strong emotions of compassion to everybody facing life’s challenges.
The world as we know it for our fellow Americans is gradually unfolding into what America is today. The Gettysburg Address delivered by Abraham Lincoln serves for the sole purpose of acknowledging and pledging to advance and complete the mission the soilders in The Civil War unfortunately failed to attain. In order for this to be pursued Lincoln delivers his speech with a mixture of Honor and a powerful use ofnverbage to transmit his main objective and both motivate and persuade U.S citizens to take a stand and form a united nation. Abraham Lincoln addresseshis concern with a captivating use of Antithesis where he goes in further detail to what The Civil War was all about. Lincoln declares,"The World will little note, nor long remember what