Ronald Reagan gave this speech on June 12, 1987, in Berlin, Germany. He was giving his speech during a time where the city of Berlin was split in two, between the USSR and the Western powers. These two sides had been very hostile to each other and war nearly broke out between the two. The wall that Reagan was referring to was a twelve foot wall with electric wires and guard towers to stop the East Germans from escaping to Western Europe. Freedom to leave USSR territory was not the only freedom that was limited by communism, in addition, many other aspects of the people’s lives were controlled by the government.
Ronald Reagan Shuttle Crash Speech President Ronald Reagan speech to the American citizen expresses grief towards the Challenger shuttle disaster in 1986. Relating in Missouri, Despair and utter sadness with the American citizens in the victim's family and friends. This was truly a despairing time for America that needed as many prayers as possible, President Reagan deeply felt the families of the victims pain and address it as much as he could. Ronald Reagan uses allegory to express his deep sorrow and empathy. He states for the families of the seven, “We cannot bear, as you do, the full impact of this tragedy.
Determined, hard working, and committed leader are three words that people think of in connection to Ronald Reagan. Many people know that Ronald Reagan was the president of the United States, but he was so much more. As the president during the Cold War, he showed America that through hard work, determination, and the commitment that ended the Cold War, people can accomplish great things. He left a legacy as a successful president. Ronald Reagan wasn't always into politics.
In matters of environmental preservation, one has two options; extol the virtues of economic expansion, or shelter the wounded environment- an angel and devil perched upon shoulders situation of sorts. In building his argument, human rights activist and 39th president of the United States of America Jimmy Carter displays a commendable zeal for his cause whilst skillfully utilizing the element of persuasion to transcend the “devil”. No one is blind to the suffering caused by environmental abuse, but Carter draws a dagger of emotion, veiled by stylistic phrasing and subtle remarks, and plunges it into the heart of his opposers with this passage, ensuring no blind eye may be turned to the fate of his country. Changing the opinion of an opposer
Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of Great Britain, portrays her sorrow in the death of Ronald Reagan, and emphasizes the former president’s accomplishments. Thatcher utilizes cause and effect to show how Reagan prospered under immense pressure of the public. Thatcher projects her admiration for Reagan by using glittering diction. Lastly, she adds shift change to show the changing tone in her eulogy. Margaret Thatcher appeals to not only Americans but others who are grieving the loss of Reagan through the use of informal tone and Thatcher creates a sense of relief and praise for the deceased.
Having a handsome, charismatic actor go from a minor movie star to one of America’s most influential presidents is an almost unthinkable scenario. However, for the fortieth president, Ronald Reagan this was his reality. Reagan was an incredible speaker and was dubbed “The Great Communicator” for his powerful and well delivered speeches. An extremely conservative Republican was perhaps one of America’s most influential and well-liked presidents by the greater American public. His main platforms throughout his political career were pro-family and anti-communist.
What are the qualities of a great leader? Use examples of well-known individuals (historical figures, athletes, politicians, etc.), facts, and details to support your definition. 2 Examples per paragraph · Strength · Forceful/Authoritative · Diplomacy · Courage Leaders – Hannibal, Attila, Hitler, Ho Chi Minh, Alexander the Great, Leadership is a complicated sociological phenomenon that stems from the existence of interpersonal dependence and group dynamics. This type of hierarchy is specifically elaborate in human population in comparison to other social animals, so having the capacity to speak and communicate with other intelligent beings has led to the creation of great men and women. The making of
Speaker Ronald Reagan in his speech, Speech on the Challenger Disaster, expounds a sympathetic tone to connect emotionally to the audience. Reagan’s purpose is to comfort the families who suffered tragic losses in the Challenger Disaster. He adopts a compassionate tone in order to allow the audience and the families who have lost someone in the accident to know he is thinking about them during this time. Reagan opens his speech by recognizing the losses people have suffered during this disaster. He relates to the emotions of the audience by using pathos, “ Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger.”
The Berlin Wall falls – the symbolic end of communism in Europe The reunification of Germany was the ultimate cause of collapse of the Soviet control over Eastern Europe. Prior to 1990, the Berlin Wall created the divide between the East Bloc and the West Bloc. It was built around West Berlin to stop East Germans fleeing the Communist State. The wall was also viewed as a protective shell around East Berlin while the west presented it as a prison wall.
Rhetorical Devices Open Ended Response In Ronald Reagan`s speech, ethos and logos are two rhetorical devices using either exquisite knowledge and integrity or logicality to persuade his audience of knocking the Wall of Berlin down. Throughout Reagan`s speech, ethos is a rhetorical device in which he uses to demonstrate and express his knowledge, and show integrity to those listening. Subsequently, this technique is what convinces the author of the continuous idea of knocking down the Wall of Berlin; overall, knocking down the wall would no longer separate Europe, and would spread the freedom between East and West Berlin. Ronald states, “President von Weizsacker has said, ‘The German question is open as long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed,’
In his speech, President Ronald Reagan addresses the wall separating the East and West sides of Berlin, Germany. He emphasises the strain it puts on the country and how devastating the dividing of the city really is. The wall dividing the city makes contact between families on both sides unnecessarily difficult. Not to mention the message that the wall brings; the remnants of a tense cold war. Despite how strong the Berliners are, the wall puts too much strain on the city, the country, and the rest of the world.
Conclusion The conclusion captures the sentiment of the rest of the speech as explorers who dedicated their lives to a cause that were not in vain and should not be lamented. Because of the independent nature of Reagan’s speaking, the conclusion mostly appears at the end of his main points with two new references that relate to the lives of those aboard the challenger. These references being of Sir Francis Drake and his coincidental death date and a WWII poem about “touching the face of G-d”. Both of the references serve to reiterate the central ideas that the astronauts were brave explorers and pioneers that died for discovery and values that should be continuously followed even when adversity or tragedy arises.
Ronald Reagan gives the “Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate” speech at the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, as many previous along with future presidents have/will speak there. ”We come to Berlin, we American presidents, because it is our duty to speak in this place of freedom.” (1,Reagan) The main point that Ronald Reagan is trying make with the speech may be “Es gibt nur ein Berlin” which translates to: There is only one Berlin. Berlin at the time had the Berlin wall which separated East and West Berlin and in the beginning of the speech, it is stated that he is speaking in the west, but they are being broadcasted to eastern Berlin, along with North America, and all throughout Western Europe.