Sadly, none of the five survived. Later that night President Ronald Reagan came on air to give the State of the Union address and talk on the tragedy that had just unfolded. Through this speech President Reagan consoles the families of those who lost their lives, the American schoolchildren, and the American public as a whole. He also gives this speech to reassure America of the viability of the NASA program and the light in the future. By the use of rhetorical skill, including analogy, strong emotional appeals, and his position of power, President Reagan manages to convince America that despite the tragedy the benefits of keeping a space exploration program greatly outweigh the losses.
Speeches for the Fallen: Pericles vs. Reagan Countless events throughout history have led to the much appreciated sacrifices of fellow humans, and one way for the community to honor this is to speak about it. Speeches such as Pericles’ Funeral Oration and Ronald Reagan’s Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger have been influenced by the same ideas and structures that created a lasting effect on their audiences. Both men talk about very grave subjects: honoring men and women lost performing their duties. Pericles addressed the loss of Athenian soldiers to battles against Sparta in ancient Greek times, while Ronald Reagan gave an on-the-spot speech over the relatively recent loss of astronauts during NASA’s Challenger mission. The speeches should have made a serious and
“My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause until it returns to me.” (Scene 3, Act 2, Page 135) said Antony. Antony shows a lot of emotion in his speech for Caesar, which is also pathos. He says this because he is mourning and fainting with emotion and he needs a break and the pause is to let the crowd take in that Caesar is dead and Antony is weeping for him. “It is not proper for you to know how much Caesar loved you.” (Scene 3, Act 2, Page 137-145) said Antony to the crowd. Antony says this because, he cared for Caesar and thought he was an honorable man.
And tonight, I’ve made up my mind. One of us will fly to Mars!” (p. 1). To explain this quote, Fiorello basically proves Bramante wrong, when Bramante is talking of how there is no earthly way that he is able to go to space, and then he talks of how he has saved up enough money already, and it’s guaranteed that one of his family is going to Mars. “Maria looked at her husband. “What have you done?” she said.
(Dennis 714) By giving the members of the space shuttle crew recognition as “pioneers”, the speech had a smooth transition from its nature as sincere eulogy into a rhetorical work with a deliberative occasion. As soon as audience received a message implying that Challenger was a beginning instead of an end and how discovery has its risk, Ronald Reagan was in a good position to elaborate his objectives on the space program. Considering its effectiveness, the transition between the bad news and the new hope is one of the greatest features of the speech. This transition is crucial to connect two parts of the speech that are equally important. Imagine if Ronald Reagan only talked about the heartache prior to expressing his support to NASA, people might question his sincerity and become suspicious about his real intention.
He comforted America with his sympathetic words, but also managed to bring forth fear to the terrorist. His speech that was broadcasted to the entire world highlighted everything America needed at this time of grief, and will forever be remembered. In the introduction of Bush’s speech, he describes the despicable acts of terror our country witnessed that day. Bush shows his compassion for those affected by the attacks. He knew he could not repair what had been done, but he knew we could fight back.
After the death of the astronauts, President Ronald Reagan makes a speech to the nation, addressing the tragedies of the deaths. Reagan commemorates the brave astronauts for their service and notes that the tragedy is but a “part of the process of exploration and discovery. It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons” (Reagan 430). Leading to his death, Beowulf slays a dragon and is mortally wounded. Add sentences from the close reader.
The lyrics that Twenty-One Pilots use are straightforward, but it’s the message underneath that makes it special. By doing this, it helps the audience connect more to the song. The duo would talk about how they “used to dream of outer space but now they’re laughing at our face saying ‘Wake up you need to make money.’” This shows the transition of how people are careless when they are young but as they grow up, it all changes. When people get older the government is breathing down their necks demanding that they do taxes and their family members are also demanding that they get jobs. The duo uses lines that connect to the audience as these situations happen to everyone at a point in their life.
Reagan intrigues his audience to continue listening by declaring how “daring and brave” those heroes were. The president continues to praise them and say “they wished to serve, and they did. They served all of us.” Sharing this line with the audience creates a nice transition from mourning over the loss, to the bright side of things of which is the cause they died
In The Challenger Disaster speech by Ronald Reagan, he starts off sharing true emotions that I am sure all were feeling at that time. Pulling directly from the chart, two of the three appeals jumped out to to me. When pathos is done well “the audience can visualize examples and situations and becomes emotionally connected to and invested in the argument.” I felt and can visually remember back to videos of that day just by listening to him talk about mourning the lose of seven heroes. When he lists off the seven that were lost there is no getting around it. But as for ethos, “the audience sees the author as reliable, competent, respectful, sincere, and thoughtful.” I would have to believe that the President of the United States speaking
He took more jobs and received medals and awards for his work. Every time Bluford took more job opportunities, more and more doors opened for him. In 1978, Bluford admitted his application to the Space Shuttle Program. He knew there were little chances he might get accepted. When he was accepted he said, “As black scientists and engineers and aviators, we had to prove that black people could excel.” Bluford joined the Airforce and got many different jobs working for the air force.
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” Those famous words uttered by FDR on March 4th, 1933, put him on the Map and he made an indelible mark on America. My interest for FDR and presidents in general began at a young age, i loved FDR and my research for this essay opened my eyes to stuff I did not even know about him. FDR was elected to 3 terms, but not everybody knows why. He was so loved by the American people. As President, he nullified the Great Depression’s effects on the American people.