Seventy three seconds into its flight, the space shuttle Challenger exploded, killing all seven passengers on board, including Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first civilian in space. This was to be the Challenger’s tenth mission and, sadly, it turned out to be its final one as well. Following an investigation called for by President Reagan, it was determined that the crash was ultimately caused by two rubber O-Rings, designed to separate the rocket boosters, that failed due to cold temperatures on the morning of the launch (“Challenger Disaster”). In his address to the nation on January 28, 1968, President Reagan uses allusion, pathos, and tone to comfort the audience after the catastrophic events. In his speech, Reagan manipulates his
Nothing ends here; our hopes and our journey continue.” This quote from Reagan’s speech highlights just how adamant he was about continuing space exploration. If space exploration was exterminated due to the crash, then they would have died in vain. “And perhaps we’ve forgotten the courage it took for the crew of the shuttle; but they, the Challenger Seven, were aware of the dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly.” He speaks on how the crew members were brave and full of courage, which shows that space exploration isn’t 100% safe. Reagan says “On this day 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama. In his lifetime the great frontiers were the oceans, and a historian later said, “He lived by the sea, died on it, and was buried in it.” Well, today we can say of the challenger crew: Their dedication was, like Drake’s, complete.” He basically uses this story to show that the hunger for exploration has not
On January 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan addresses a speech to American citizens about the Challenger Shuttle Disaster. He uses rhetorical devices to covey his grief and support the victims’ families, along with curing the pain that fall upon the Americans. President Ronald Reagan takes his words to show his grief and to show how he and the American citizens have been affected by the calamity. President Ronald Reagan uses pathos to express his opinion about the disaster. He brought his wife to show his strong emotional side about this event.
In winsel’s speech he tills about how “neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim” silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented .wiesel keeps trying to repeat this speech his ideas because he does not want it to happen again. That he has lived to till everybody his story so that our nation’s history does not repeat.so we know what to do next time it happens. We will stand for the tormented and fight the tormentor. Wiesel is trying to relay this message to so we will do it because as he sated himself in his speech “if we forget them they will die a second time”. Which means that if we forget what happened during world war two and all the holocaust survivors and all they went through and what happened in that camp all the death .in some camps the atrocities that they did to get further in the war.so he wants us to remember the pain the death and the suffering that
On January 28, 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded within minutes of liftoff, killing all astronauts aboard. On this same night, President Ronald Reagan was originally scheduled to give the State of the Union, but instead had to speak on this national tragedy. The speech is titled, “Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, Address to the Union, January 28, 1986” and is given by President Ronald Reagan from his desk in the Oval Office. The intended audience of the speech given by President Reagan is all of the American People. Giving this speech, President Reagan had a saddened, grieving, and woeful tone.
Most importantly, the people’s deep feeling attachment for the King now was changed into the feeling of being betrayed by their “father”. Tackett in his book examines the fact that the massacre at the Champ de Mars was as the consequence of the King’s flight. Furthermore, he shows that the King’s flight was psychologically catastrophic and the event broke the promise among Louis and his people. “It was one of those events with such a powerful emotional impact that people would remember all their lives where they had been and what they had been doing when they were first informed In this sense, the weeks following the flight to Varennes marked an anticipation, a prefiguration of both the psychology and the procedures of the Terror.” (pp.
I have always tried to instill this type of leadership in my soldiers, having the courage to go against the grain when you believe in something. I have always tried to have this type of courage and hope that in my little corner of the world I have left some sort of legacy with those people that I have influenced. Everybody wants to leave some sort of legacy whether it be for their family or the soldiers that they lead throughout their career. All of us will not discover America, but we can attempt to emulate some of the qualities that leaders such as Christopher Columbus displayed and apply these to our lives. Columbus like many that have gone before us are examples of the Character, Presence, and Intellect ADP 6-22 (2012), that we should all strive for and will more times than not strengthen your leadership qualities.
In Ronald Reagan’s “The Challenger” speech, he uses the rhetorical device pathos, or the appeal to emotion, in order to connect the pain that his family, the entire nation, and the families of those affected by the disaster were feeling. As WordPress.com said, “Reagan uses his delivery, use of dictation, and appeals to pathos to help attempt a nation to recover, eulogize seven men and women, and give a new home to the American people”. About his family and the entire nation, “Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the Challenger…We know we share this pain with all of the people of our county.” (Reagan 1), and about the families of those in the disaster, “For the families of the seven, we cannot bear, as you do, the full impact
Commencing his speech, President Reagan delivered his reflections of the Challenger disaster to a stunned and saddened nation. Although the speech was primarily informative, he used a persuasive format in his reference to NASA. Imparting to the American people there were no plans to discontinue further space exploration, yet, delivering a discreet warning to NASA about the investigation that must occur following this horrid tragedy, “We don’t keep secrets and cover up,” impressing on NASA to “do it all up front and in public.” Incorporating a warning in a speech of this nature could have come across as heartless, however; Reagan’s delivery was flawless; direct, brief, and clear, this subtle portent reassured the families left behind there
There are some long term consequences surrounding our military, Like “fielding of the nuclear-capable long range weapon.” (Article 17) Of course, death is a huge part of our military. People die everyday fighting for our freedoms. Even recently “a soldier from Massachusetts died in iraq.” (Article 12) Every day our men and women of the armed forces are put into harm 's way as afghan national security official appeal to the U.S. “to provide aircraft to bad ground operations.” (Article 7) Even at training they are put at risk when “four soldier at Fort Campbell were injured in a helicopter crash.” (Article
The Cold War was a time when the world powers, the US and the USSR, made many technological advancements from weapons to space travel. Ronald Reagan was the US president that ended the tensions between the US and the USSR. On June 11, 2004, the former prime minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, presented Reagan’s eulogy at his funeral. In her eulogy viewed by thousands worldwide, she depicts Reagan as a great man whose accomplishments united a torn nation and pulled the nation out of the Cold War. Within Thatcher’s eulogy for Reagan, she portrays his success and greatness.
As those giant towers collapsed, so did our sense of security and the “safest place on Earth” became a home of fear. That fear translated into thousands of United States’ citizens suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The death toll is still climbing today as New Yorkers and rescue workers from across the country battle cancer due to the environmental hazards suffered in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Not only has the government been dramatically changed, but every American has been affected in some way from the events of