He also uses the emotion in Americans “we are free”, something America is proud of. He also uses ethos in paragraph 4, trying to move people with the vision of a family with a disabled person in need, with nowhere to turn and in great need. He references The Depression as well, instilling fear for the future. Obama was speaking to many groups while reading his speech. He obviously is addressing his country, speaking the flaws in their society, showing the government plans to fix them.
The way JFK structures his speech was in an order that made out the problems first and then saying the solution afterward to give that insurance that it could be done. As evidence, Kennedy uses very common fears among the people, something everyone can relate to, and they can have confidence in removing. Within his speech, John uses many forms of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. One example of the usage of Ethos that he uses was when he naming how God is important to him and the United States’ future. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich,” stated Kennedy.
He believes and he wants all the people to believe that America will finally take the role of leading the world into a bright future, with the help of its incomparable democratic tradition, its progresses in science and technology and military affairs and its people’s hard efforts. In order to perfectly address his ideas, he makes use of many rhetorical devices. Being faced with the terrible Financial Crisis, the loss of Public confidence, Obama makes his address a horn to inspire Public confidence, a warranty to get democracy power, and a banner to recall America dream. He tries to make his people believe that America and American spirit would conquer the serious economic situation, and change it into a more prosperous country. Both of them are addressing their speech when America is in tough situation.
Television Corrupting Presidential Debates Over the years television has been a great medium for entertaining audiences worldwide. Only entertainment though, has been good, not presidential debates. Nowadays these crucial and historical events are being broadcasted nationwide influencing people’s decisions. Although many people may believe that television is beneficial for presidential debates, I believe that television has had a negative influence on these fundamental discussions. These television broadcasts have not only influenced presidential debates, but have set new standards for them.
The members of the MTV audience that could relate to him and voted for him were not voting completely about Clinton’s take on the issues but on his image. During the election of 1960, those who listened to the presidential debates over the radio felt that John F. Kennedy did not do as well as those who watched the debates on television felt he did. This evidence shows the “distorting effects of television” (source C) in its emphasis on image. By using television as a key in presidential campaigning, a certain percentage of voters are basing their votes on image and personality instead of the political issues at hand. Television
My Responsibility to America America, when you hear the name what do you think? Some may think of America as the land of opportunities others the place that is destined to fall and many more other opinions. To me I think, I know that America is the place with so much to offer, the best of the best. I mean come on why else would so much people want to move to America? I believe that as a citizen of America my responsibility is to enlighten the youth about how important education is, stick up for what is right, and having faith/bringing unity.
Rhetorical Analysis: Barak Obama’s Inaugural Address President Barak Obama gave a very impressing speech at his Inaugural Address. It is obvious that this speech is addressed to the American people. President Obama’s speech was about the problems that this country is facing right now, and what we must do in order to solve these problems. President Obama, did not have to create any exigence in his speech because, the American people wanted to hear what he had to say because he had just made history by being the first African American President. But he did start of his speech by saying that the oath has been taken by a lot of the presidents, but some of those presidents have come into office, when this country was in need of some change and new solutions.
Analysis of Obama's Inaugural Address I chose President Obama's Inaugural Address to analyze for my first position paper since I believe that I can associate with many different concepts we analyzed in class. First of all, I will start with the style President Obama used. He used the epideictic oratory which is oriented to public occasions. Epideictic Oratory is one of the three branches of rhetoric analyzed by Aristotle and used to praise or blame in ceremonis. President Obama had to use the Epideictic Style because it is required in formal events such as openings, closings anniversaries, political occasions and it can deal with everything from excellence to shame.
Krikorian presents a good argument and has done his homework. The author seems to respect patriotism and feels we have a greater obligation to our citizens than foreigners. Krikorian speaks of a country we once were when our grandparents came to America but not that same country now. He argues our immigration laws need to be shaped to improve the United States along with the government enforcing more stringent immigration laws. This would shrink the illegal population and life for American workers would improve.
After decades of failed attempts by democratic presidents; president Obama finally signed the health care reform in March 2010. Although I am glad that he signed this health care reform, I believe that his decision to sign this bill seemed to be pressured into changing things because he felt he has to immediately. Now we all know that since Obama became president, the American people have been anxiously waiting for some changes. I know the healthcare reform is a priority right now but it should be addressed carefully. There's no need to rush through legislations if we want this major issue to be unraveled; I would rather get it right then get it quick.