On that day, April 4th, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy gave a passionate and emotional speech to the grieving crowd and using emotional language, anaphoras, and personal experience, Kennedy effectively appealed to the emotions of the listener, pushing for peace, compassion, and understanding. To appeal to the crowd and to make his speech compelling, Kennedy used emotional language. Words that sparked emotion in the listener, drove the speech forward and made Kennedy’s conclusions more powerful. One example in the speech is, “what we need in the United States is not
This is seen in Kennedy’s inauguration speech as he issues the pledges America will make to the world, specifically “to those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery.” To these people, he pledged America’s “best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required (Kennedy)”. The spirit of aid and compassion expressed in Kennedy’s statements make his peaceful hopes for the less fortunate people of the world clear. Being the newly elected leader of the most powerful nation on the planet, Kennedy’s power is immense, and as is his responsibility towards the globe and its peoples. Through his empathetic declaration, Kennedy makes his harmonious desires for the world evident. These feelings of harmony are mirrored throughout Clift’s article in the form of formal and informal stories, which are summed up as “the memories that linger remind [them] of a time when all seemed possible, when a politician could capture the imagination of a country (Clift)”.
“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” (King 84). Martin Luther King Jr. used his I Have a Dream speech have people join him in his protest to have everyone created equal. He used words and phrases that would stick out to people or easy to understand with context clues. He was also able to pause in his speech making every word or phrase that he said important. Phrases that stood out were, “I have a dream” or “let freedom ring”.
As America entered and went through dark economic tensions, President Kennedy strived for stable prices and wages. After the largest steel companies raised steel prices by 3.5 percent, Kennedy gave a speech in response. In the speech, Kennedy calls out the steel companies for actions that were “wholly unjustifiable” and “irresponsibly defiant” to the American people. He appeals to the audience’s emotion, uses repetition, and applies logic to achieve his goal in persuading the companies to lower steel prices. Kennedy appeals to his audience’s emotions by relating to the average American, and by guilting the steel companies.
The U.S. and its allies will interpret this as a peaceful statement. Kennedy appeals to unity by saying Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah. Through this use of pathos, Americans will believe that harmonious relations and collaboration are possible and should be present in the future. They will hear these words as an attempt to instigate this peaceful relationship, making them feel like the ‘bigger man’ by doing so first. Also, they will share empathy with people living under Communist regime, since they are oppressed.
In 1963 Martin Luther King called for an end to racism, in which he spoke the words "I have a dream". These four words would come to be one of the most famous phrases in America 's history. Martin Luther King, gave the speech to an audience of more than two hundred and fifty thousand supporters of civil rights and the speech was heard throughout the world. He gave this speech during the March to Washington for jobs and freedom, in which he shared his dreams of equality and freedom, which he believed could rise from the hate and slavery in America. Even if slavery had been gone for more then 100 years, African-Americans were still being treated unfair and were not completely free.
However, I believe he portrayed inspirational motivation because of the love he had for his people. It’s also because of them that he overcame a speech impediment displaying his change management adaptability traits. His speeches wouldn’t have achieved perfection if it wasn’t for rehearsing his speeches over and over. According to “the book,“Churchill”, by Ashley Jackson, he was so passionate about motivating his people he adjusted himself to change with the times of war. His ability to overcome and manage change would resonate and help deliver Britain to victory.
Kennedy appeals to the citizen’s pathological need to eliminate conflict, solve problems indefinitely, and protect their rights. He does this type of persuasion to cause the people to react to his presidency positively. This speech was said during the Cold War, so people were on edge because of the impending battle, and he consoled the people with his confident diction. He outlines a “peaceful revolution of hope” that will help connect the neighboring countries and lower poverty rates (Kennedy). By saying “peaceful” he minimizes the fear of having a endless battle with the Soviet Union.
“All this we can do. All this we will do”, is just one of the many phrases where he used the word “we” (Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, 2009). He recognized that so many people left their life in their homeland to make American their home, which appeals to the emotions of those who immigrated to America. He lets the people know that he believes in them, and that he is ready to work with them to overcome this economic crisis. His address to other nations outside of America displayed that he is not only ready to help America, but the world.
They always inspire others to act in a certain way. The bravery and boldness of any leadership is grounded on the heart of care. The ability of Barrack Obama of to connect with his subjects in both the personal and interpersonal levels helped him to get a huge following. Obama adopted a culture of praise and encouragement to his supporters. In every speech Obama made he could make an introduction that recognized the need of the American people in his life.