Robin Williams in “Good Will Hunting” A key element in any speech, regardless of the audience or subject matter, is the ability of the speaker to speak with passion and evoke some sort of emotion within the audience. A perfect example of this is demonstrated in the movie Good Will Hunting by Robin Williams’ character, Sean Maguire. In this speech, the audience is Matt Damon’s character, Will Hunting. Robin Williams is able to immediately grab the attention of Matt Damon’s character by his tone of voice and his ability to dive straight into the main points of his speech. He is also able to establish his thesis very early on, letting his audience know that this was a very serious subject and therefore pulling his audience in and demanding their attention.
Each speaker uses claims as a method to intrigue the audience. Out of all three speeches I think that Bill Clinton’s claims pulled the listener in closer for example in his speech he states “we are trying to pass a bill to make our people safer” when he says this the listener sees that Bill Clinton is really focused on making the world a better place to be in which makes them want to hear more about what he has to say. Although all three speakers use claims, his stand out the most. Between the three speakers I believe that Martin Luther King had the best argument and persuasive details to back up his original point which was to end racial equality. In his speech he says “But 100 years later the Negro still is not free.” This quote shows the frustration that Dr.King is feeling.
Using logic and emotion, Antony is a great persuader. Antony’s explanation of Caesar’s assassination convinces the crowd greatly over Brutus’ speech, with Antony using detailed use of logos, pathos, and ethos. First, Antony uses a great use of logic to persuade his peers. During the funeral speech for Caesar, Antony uses logos to make a logical explanation with the use of stating reason.
Patrick Henry's Speech Analysis In the speech, “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death,” Patrick Henry set out to convince theVirginia delegates that war with England was inevitable and the longer they waited the harder the war would be to win. Patrick Henry displays immaculate persuasion skills that disarm his audience from favoring reconciliation with Britain. Henry uses rhetorical strategies, such as, allusions, parallelism, and repetition to captivate his audience and appeal to their emotions. Henry institutes effective use of the range of appeals, ethos, logos, and pathos cementing the speech in physical and mental wholeness. These devices and strategies being used result in highly persuasive, motivational, and emotional words and ideas which produce an extremely powerful speech.
Connor Skidmore 5 November 2012 Essay 2 In the travel essay “How not to get mugged in San Salvador,” the author makes use of many modes that help the success of the story and representing the point he is trying to get across. The greatest mode that he uses is the narration mode because he is telling the story from the point of view of himself. Another mode that the author uses very well is the process mode he explains in his adventure on the bus through San Salvador and how he gets out of the situation. Cause and effect is very prevalent in this essay as well. He uses the way he acts through the mugging on the bus and the effects his actions cause.
President Reagan (Last Names O-Z) ID: 16479 8/28/2012 In order to be a truly successful public leader, it is important to thoroughly understand how using a language can be used to manipulate people’s thoughts and emotions. Ever since ancient times, public speeches presented by leaders around the globe served the purpose of preaching their ideas, rallying existing supporters, and to gain new ones. Speeches have the ability to this because, if well-written and said, it can touch the hearts of many people—thereby allowing leaders to draw new supporters in by convincing non-believers to join in their cause. On top of that, good speeches can give followers the energy and courage to continue to work on towards a goal despite the many hardships they may encounter, as well as emitting a calming effect, which can help people get over the initial shock and dejection that follows an accident. For Ronald Reagan, one of the most famous and successful U.S presidents in the late 20th century, his speech was instrumental in calming the shock felt around the world following the accident of the space shuttle Challenger, and it was also crucial in spurring on the American space industry to the high level it is today.
The actions of the African American people are overdue and very well planned as King had explained in the letter. Their quest was to force the white politicians to negotiate and actually heed the requests for desegregation. King does this all in a diplomatic, heartfelt and completely inoffensive voice. King effectively makes use of logos throughout his letter. He clarifies all of the reasons for his arguments and supports them well.
By doing so, he is already placing in the minds of the audience, the importance of who he is and therefore his authority on what he is about to say. Throughout his speech, Limbaugh uses a whole range of ways to convince the listener of what is being said. He begins by connecting himself to those in attendance when he says, “Let me tell you who we conservatives are…” Right off the bat, he has connected himself to a larger body and shown to all others watching that it’s not just him saying those words,
I had to write down goals so that he could monitor my progress as well as push me to never settle for mediocrity. Coaches of athletic teams are almost always transactional leaders because they motivate their players by promoting winning the game as the reward. By drilling trust and faith in the system of coaching, often coaches can achieve more because they players are willing to do what it takes to win the game. Coaches must slowly build confidence with eventually attain the goal. I think that Coach K is a prime example of a transactional leader.
The King of Salem, Melchizedek, did an affable deed for Santiago. He told him everything he knew which was amicable of him. That was one way of the universe guiding him. The King taught him very useful information which also helps him. It leads to him to make choices.