First, the Senator’s speech attempts to address the nation on their concerns of his affiliation with Reverend Wright. Second, the speech addresses the sustaining and prevailing issues of race within America and how it paralyzes our nation. The speech is compelling because it possesses the necessary elements of effective and persuasive rhetoric. Rhetoric is the study of opposing arguments, misunderstanding, and miscommunication. Also, rhetoric will be defined as the ability to speak and write effectively and to use language and oratory strategically.
The main reason of the debate is the different opinions which are held by the Australian citizens. Both of these two views can be supported by some strong point. In conclusion, getting a final result of the Australian Flag Debate is a long journey, and it needs the whole society to have a considered
In order to persuade the targeted audience, the composer uses specific language devices to connect their representation to their responder. In Keating speech, Keating repeatedly uses inclusive language such as “we” and “us” to reinforce a nation united and empower his audience to take action. He also uses high modality in “smashed” and “fractured identity” to connotate the negative impacts of a broken nation and positions the audience to sympathise with his speech. The sense of pathos created appeals to all Australians to show an understanding of the unjustice and creates a tone of hope for Indigenous Australians. In relation, Oodgeroo uses direct address “You” to refer to the intended audience of the poem, White Australians.
“Bypass: The Story of a Road”, written by Michal McGirr has many reoccurring elements within the larger story that is being told, an example of one of these reoccurring tales is the one of McGirr’s book, Anna Karenina, he constantly writes about his predicaments with this book and how he attempts to get rid of it on numerous occasions, failing each time, this brings an aspect of humour into the novel. Another humorous motif that appears throughout this novel is the running joke of Australian culture to always label something as either the largest or the oldest of something, for example hotels, McGirr continuously points out hotels that claim they are the oldest in a way. One of the more recognised motifs in the novel is that of, Anna Karenina, this is the book McGirr decides to take along with him on the trip, he soon realises it was a big mistake as he can’t get into the book therefore tries to part with it on multiple occasions, but it always finds its way back to him somehow. “Two days later, I was browsing in a book exchange in Townsville, further south. There I laid my hand on the very copy of Anna Karenina I had entrusted to the German traveller” Through this section out of the novel we can see the humorous side behind the motif of this book he travels with.
Andrew Bacon Eng 101 Essay#3 10/23/12 Ethos, Pathos, Logos Martin Luther King, President Obama, and Charlie Chaplain all evoke strong persuasive techniques to tell a story but more importantly to shed light on intolerance and injustices all around us. Through their artistic use of the rhetorical triangle they give compelling and emotional testimony, not only through what they have witnessed but what they experienced. Ethos, pathos and logos are ancient techniques used in persuading anyone from your best friend to an entire society to perhaps think differently. Dr. King ‘s speech simultaneously uses all three persuasive techniques in his first sentence. He stated he was happy to join with his audience evoking pathos.
Effective structure is also represented in Deane’s speech as he too, uses it to set up the delivery of his main concept. “their deaths represent probably the greatest single peacetime loss of young Australians outside our own country.” Again this is structured by painting a grim picture and reflecting on the grieving mood, but this sets up one of his main concepts, “That spirit inspired their lives, and lit the lives of all who knew them, until the end.” This speeches structure is set up so the audience is left with a more positive concept, rather than a negative
I came to the conclusion that there will always be that minority in which have negative outlooks on specific groups in society. I acknowledged that due to the fact that Australia is a multicultural country and allows for freedom of speech. Media outlets such as newspapers, journalists, actors/actresses etc have an enormous influence on public opinion. I have finally been able to accept my religion’s differences and understood that the contemporary Muslim society’s has been able to fast forward and relate to the current times and progress due to the help of women’s groups and educational public places in which offer education about other cultures. For me in the present time, education is at the top of my agenda and I as a woman am experiencing acceptance and relief from different members of
Although many people would love to disagree, religion is a big part of most or all societies today. Whether in the western or eastern world, it is evident that religion has a large impact on the society around it, and as a result the culture of this area is also greatly impacted. As each culture is different and unique to the next, religion affects it in varying ways, and to different degrees. However it isn’t only religion that affects cultures, but cultures that affect religions also. We may not even realise it, but a lot of the laws that govern the way we live in Australia are taken from and/ or based on the Ten Commandments.
Attempts to do so have been made, both in academe and in politics; the Rudd government’s 2008 apology to Australia’s Indigenous people can be read as said attempt. Amongst many other things, whiteness signifies nationhood. For many this permeates their personal identity. In countries where white people hold greater power, they are in a position to include and exclude others. While whites are often made to feel confident and comfortable with their position of their nation as ‘home’ the ‘other’ often does not.