He claims that an acts in the government to improve the international community through negotiation and cooperation. Likewise President Bush remark "It is to inspire and be inspired by other nations to work together toward a peaceful and prosperous future" (BBC News). Bush, as well as our society, feels the president should be strong- especially in international politics and policies. When the United States was attacked September 11, 2001, the people looked to the president to lead, and in essence, seek revenge. On both of these levels of domestic considerations, we will never know to exactly what extent they influence the president's choice of action, but they help us in understanding some of the foreign policy decisions.
Repeating a phrase before each clause is called anaphora. In one of his paragraphs, Obama repeats the word “to” to bring parallel structure. When he says “The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift” he is making himself seem powerful and influential (Barack Obama's Inaugural Address 1). He is explaining his desires for the country in a list that is easy to understand and is influential. Another area where he repeats his words is towards the end of the speech when he proclaims “This is the price and the promise of citizenship… This is the source of our confidence… This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed…” (Barack Obama's Inaugural Address 4).
He attempts to win his audience over by the use of an ethical appeal in order to refer to his personal history and lend himself credibility. Obama connects to his audience and expresses to them that he is the one that is going to make proper changes to this great nation. As Obama climbs the ladder towards presidential success, he plans on taking the whole country with him. It is towards the closing of his speech that Obama eluded to Martin Luther king’s “I have a dream” speech as King’s dream was deeply rooted in the American dream just as Obama’s speech of “The American Promise” was deeply rooted in King’s dream. For it is this promise itself that constitutes Obama’s core idea of America and the fundamental key to
And I hope you’ll join me.” George W. Bush creates a compassionate and operative way of presenting the issues that he feels strongly about. He chooses to use emotions and values to allure the audience. The emphasis on prosperity and hard-working Americans take his campaign to a different level than his opponents, who are discussing policies and laws. Bush, who is pushing for conservative reform, heads off his campaign with a strong rhetorical argument and a well-developed ethos. If he is able to maintain this advantage and fix a few minor flaws in his approach, he will be well on his way to a seat in the Oval Office.
Right off the bat, Roosevelt addresses members of Congress as "Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives" (Roosevelt 1). By attaching common titles to people of high political positions, Roosevelt establishes his authority over the people who have a say in whether or not the US will go to war. He reiterates his role as the leader of the United States, in order to create a greater impact in motivating the country to war. While Roosevelt hones on his power through formality, B... ... middle of paper ... ...n their backs, but while Roosevelt devotes his efforts into defending the nation through logos, Bush is alleviating the emotional distress of America's problems through the use of pathos. Faced with disturbances from outside forces, President Roosevelt and President Bush take different routes of action as seen through the diction, anaphoras, and rhetorical appeals in their speeches reacting to the attacks.
Depending on the generation, who is analyzing the meaning of the address, will vary. Historians have been trying to analyze President Abraham Lincoln’s address; some say he was trying to remind the people on what basis the country was established, which was liberty and equality. Eric Foner mentions in the book “Give Me Liberty! An American History” that Lincoln with his speech “identified the nation’s mission with the principle that “all men are created equal,” spoke of the war as bringing about a “new birth of freedom,” an defined the essence of democratic government” (529). Some say this was the beginning of Democracy.
President Obama’s Inaugural Speech: Rhetorical Analysis Barrack Obama’s inauguration speech successfully accomplished his goal by using rhetoric to ensure our nation that we will be under safe hands. The speech is similar from ideas obtained from the founding documents and Martin Luther King’s speech to establish ‘our’ goal to get together and take some action on the problems our country is now facing. As President Barrack Obama starts his speech, he keeps himself from using ‘me’, ‘myself’, and ‘I’ and replacing it with ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘together’ to achieve ethos. He makes sure his audience connects with him directly by making them feel at his level, and him at theirs. This way he connects to the audience, and in exchange, helps his statement of unity.
In the prologue, he discusses in great detail virtually every major political issue facing the American electorate today, offering his opinions and possible strategies for reform. “My motivation in entering politics was to cut through decades of polarizing partisanship and develop a moderate, effective approach to our government.” (Barackopedia.org). Obama notes that this same impulse, an impulse of a secure, functional and sustainable administration, prompted him to write The Audacity of Hope. During the co... ... middle of paper ... ...or the people of his same country, the United States of America. In my opinion, he is a rare politician who has bold, innovative policies, and a man such as this running for office would ensure such great things for our country.
People who are elected as senators and possibly President, exhibit themselves as intelligent and authoritative. In the same way, Obama spirits the American values like change, future orientation, action/work orientation, and personal control over the environment (Kohls). For instanc... ... middle of paper ... ...ndividualism. Likewise, non American citizens might find it rude for him to break tradition by allowing a senator speak to the people of Berlin to gain political views. The discussion of Obama’s ethos and pathos addresses the larger matter of countries coming together, and combining our vigor and deficiency, to remake the world.
The American moment is not over, but it must be seized anew. We must bring the war to a responsible end and then renew our leadership -- military, diplomatic, moral -- to confront new threats and capitalize on new opportunities. America cannot meet this century's challenges alone; t... ... middle of paper ... ...isely and judiciously. But if the next president can restore the American people's trust -- if they know that he or she is acting with their best interests at heart, with prudence and wisdom and some measure of humility -- then I believe the American people will be eager to see America lead again.” (Obama) Works Cited "John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address." American Rhetoric.