Throughout his whole speech, he uses an anger and disparaging tome to reflect Bush’s point of view. Overall, George Bush uses emotional appeal, metaphors, and tone to portray Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters which persuades the audience to recognise his contention and accept his point of view. Americans are depicted as victims of war from the September 11th terrorist incident with George Bush’s speech. An anecdote is used in the first paragraph to portray this: “...Americans have known the casualties of war--but not at the centre of a great city on a peaceful morning. Americans have known surprise attacks—but never before on thousands of civilians.
Due to the semantic field of fear and terror running throughout the discourses of Bush and Blair their choice of lexis is crucial in conveying their political ideologies. The introduction of Bush’s speech was of dire importance. Antithesis is being used within the first sentence; Bush begins his discourse “… Our fellow citizens, our way of life…”, and then ends with “deadly terrorist acts”. Due to the contrasting image portrayed listeners feel their “way of life”, they, as individuals and citizens of America are at threat, of “deadly and deliberate terrorist attacks”. This further promotes the global normalisation of terrorism and the “War on terror”.
Donavan Dutra 17, September 2011 Option 2: How has America changed as a result of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11? Write an essay, with a clear thesis, which discusses the changes and the effects of these changes. Please use specific examples as evidence. Outside sources can also be used to support the position that you take.Dutra 2 Truly in all essence, the 9/11 attacks was one of the most devastating events to ever take place on US soil. The mere mentioning of it’s name¾still to this day, carries a huge impact on not just Americans’ hearts, but the hearts of our foreign allies.
Effects of the Cliché “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” On the 11th of September 2001, the entire world was affected by the terrorist attacks on the United States of America. On the Sunday after these attacks, then U.S. President George W. Bush made a speech announcing his plan to “rid the world of the evil-doers” who traumatized his country earlier that week. Bush also inadvertently drew a parallel from this event to another event that traumatized many: The Crusades that took place during the Middle Ages. "This crusade, this war on terrorism is gonna take awhile” said Bush. The unintentional reference to the Middle Age’s Crusades George W. Bush made in his response to the 9/11 attacks was justly criticized as it connected the problem at hand to the violence of religious warfare, inflicted anxiety upon a vast amount of the world’s population, and holds a fearsome truth.
Second, the enclosing fact of the Cold War, symbolized by the presence of the Bomb, brought awareness that we ourselves, and our friends, and millions of abstract "others" we knew more directly because of our common peril, might die at any time. We might deliberately ignore, or avoid, or fail to feel all other human problems, but not these two, for these were too immediate and crushing in their impact, too challenging in the demand that we as individuals take the responsibility for encounter and resolution.” In this paper, the alienation ideas presented by SDS in the Port Huron Statement will be discussed and analyzed. A lot of elements can be included into the term “alienation.” Marxism used the word alienation to describe a process by which capitalism disrupts the natural relationships between a worker, his work and the benefits of that work. In the context of 60’s society, alienation was described as a separation between individuals and their society, a failure to bond with society socially and politically. ANALYSIS First of all, Port Huron Statement demonstrated the
The overall threat both presidents insist exists is that “terrorists,” Osama bin Laden in particular (Bush, 2005), or “aggressors,” a faceless enemy simply referred to as “he” (Johnson, 1967), will “threaten the peace of the entire region and perhaps the world” (Johnson, 1967), “by toppling governments, by driving us out of the region, and by exporting terror” (Bush, 2005). The threat is real, as both speeches enumerate repeatedly: We must “defeat them abroad before they attack us at home” (Bush, 2005), because “if they are not checked now the world can expect to pay a greater price to check them later” (Johnson, 1967). Fear of the enemy is verified in describing him as “waging a campaign of murder and destruction. And there is no limit to the innocent lives they are willing to take” (Bush, 2005), because “we are dealing with a stubborn adversary who is committed to the use of force and terror to settle political questions” (Johnson, 1967). To
The book 1984 by George Orwell is one of the most powerful warnings ever issued against the dangers of a totalitarian society. It illustrates the worst human society imaginable, in an effort to convince readers to avoid any path that might lead toward such societal degradation. In his book, Orwell talked about the invasion of government into our lives, the effect that it would be on our freedom and the repercussions in everyday life. He describes a world beyond our imagination. Now it is being said the Fourth Amendment’s promise of protection from government invasion of privacy is in danger of being replaced by the futuristic surveillance state Orwell described (Liptak, 2011).” By the same token, does 1984 present a startling and haunting vision of the world today?
Julie Pense English 101, sec DE 08/25/14 Rough draft V’s Prolixity In reading “V for Vendetta “by Alan Moore, I have come to an understanding that some of society see V as a terrorist and not for the good but in my opinion he is very mad and angry at society, the way it’s going with all the wrong and how the government is are treating its people. Which brings me to ask the question is “V” a terrorist or an anti- super hero to the people? The novel “V for Vendetta” has many different arguable points. One of “V” points would be, freedom or dictatorship. "V" has many complex and interesting sides to his character or shall we say archetype.
A theme of dire circumstance in which radical measures must be taken in an effort to save or at least prolong the lifespan of Gaia is presented early in the book. A mood of stark pessimism and doom are openly injected into the writing, as it is intended to have a whistle blowing effect to bring the threat of devastation to the masses. The need for action to be taken against the coming plight is compared to Britain’s need for entry into World War II, as Lovelock calls for ‘modern Churchills’ to lead in a war against the ‘business as usual’ approach to
An analysis of “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury through the historical/biographical and psychoanalytic lenses suggests that the story is really about the negative ramifications of technology on human lives. When looking at “The Veldt” through the historical lens, the story is about the fear that people felt towards technology as a result of the Cold War. The time during the Cold War was filled with fear and hatred which remained after World War II. Things such as The Red Scare and fear of a nuclear war posed a threat to people which resulted in a state of fear being developed. In his article, “Cold War,” David Snead talks about the events that took place during the time of the Cold War.