He gradually builds ethos through a logically constructed structure and address the concern of every patriots and everyone who loves freedom. In this speech, Kennedy successfully established the legacy of unifying people around the world to fight for liberty. His inaugural speech no doubt reflects Kennedy administration’s future foreign policies. The positive actions for liberty that Kennedy encourages citizens to do also foreshadows tensions in Cuba and Vietnam later on. Regardless the ideology behind it, this speech is still an eloquent
One thing JFK does in his inaugural address, is he appeals to the emotion of his audience. For example, when he states “we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends” this is shown to be emotion because he wanted the audience to know that he is loyal to them, that loyalty still lies there. He uses the repetition of the word “pledge” as a rhetorical
The use of emotional appeal makes his speech effective. For example, “This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened,” (Kennedy, Online) and “to make a commitment it has not fully made in this century to the proposition that race has no place in American life or law,” (Kennedy, Online). Pathos makes the audience connect their emotions to the speech. It makes them consider what points the speaker is trying to get across.
As same as John F. Kennedy said: ‘And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you...ask what you can do for your country" (Kennedy Book). This quote is mean that Kennedy wants to challenge everyone American to contribute in some way with the good public around the world to make a better life. Also, the president, John F. Kennedy has described the characterized as one of the America's greatest orators with his Inaugural Address speeches are generally counted among the greatest speeches ever in the United States history in
Kennedy presents his speech with strong Aristotelian appeals of ethos, pathos and the stylistic devices of alliteration and antithesis. Kennedy accomplished what every speaker strives for and surpassed it by capturing the hearts of the audience and inspiring the people’s trust. Ethos is a very important rhetorical device in speeches because it establishes a sense of credibility and trustworthiness with the audience. Ethos permits the audience to feel a sense of trust that is missing in some people’s speeches. When ethos is missing one never really gets to establish a connection to the audience.
Kennedy’s Inaugural speech was not only aimed to the people of the country, but also to the rest of the world. John F. Kennedy's Inaugural address made good utilization of a plethora of rhetorical devices to get his message and his goals across to his audience.
On January 20th, 1961 during President John F Kennedy inaugural address Kennedy persuades the audience that they should fight for equality and democracy around the world and inspired millions using antitheses, metaphors, and pathos. Kennedy's one most effective strategies used in the speech was the use of an antithesis’ to make his points seem like the obvious and best choice. An example of this would be when he says “... ask not what you country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." This is very effective because it shows the audience the best path possible. In addition it gives people a sense of duty to serve their country.
In a historical speech President Kennedy addresses his role in directing peace and liberty by any means possible, using antithesis to convey the necessary objectives he plans on achieving, as well as utilizing fear to create a sense of urgency and clever repetition to point out certain important events. Many speakers
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
His audiences liked him. His style was perfect for what the people wanted at the time, and he could communicate in many ways. Kennedy, as president, was the symbol of a new generation, as people felt a new excitement that had been missing. JFK had an inspirational style of speaking to many of his audiences.He had great credibility so he could use visionary language to motivate the audience in selling them the ultimate dream. The way he was able to build up so much emotion to a large audience was amazing, especially in his Berlin Speech.
For instance, there is another set of beliefs, standards, and our holidays and certain customs are all examples of how religion is a separate educational occurrence. In this case, I think it is easy to see how civil religion has helped shape our nation. It can be traced back to all the importance of presidential languages and all the documents that aided us a nation. Take the Kennedy Inaugural address to the nation he inspires upon us a hope for change and he accomplishes that by many references to god throughout his speech. Also, the declaration of independence, and the constitution are all deeply rooted in our history that shaped us and gave us an equally important set of beliefs for our future.