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.
Obama gave his speech as an attempt to the audience to see him as an astute senator, but to see him honorable to be the next president. Obama used ethos in his speech such as, “Both views miss the truth: that Europeans today are bearing new burdens and taking more responsibility in critical parts of the world; and that just as American bases built in the last century still help to defend the security of this continent, so does our country still sacrifice greatly for freedom around the globe.” (Obama, 24). In this sentence Obama uses ethos to inspire the Berlin people and to bring to them the truth that had happened, to walk down memory lane and to see how much the Berlin people all have progressed. Senator Obama also points out how much the United States has helped out in the past and even continues help in the future. “They cut off food and supplies to more than two million Germans in an effort to extinguish the last flame of freedom in Berlin…, The size of our forces was no match for the larger Soviet Army…, when the largest and most unlikely rescue in the history brought food and hope to the people of this city.” (Obama, 7-8).
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). By repeating the phrase “this is the”, Obama is making the statements that follow important. Earlier Obama talks about how we have a price of... ... middle of paper ... ...speech sets a hopeful yet slightly despairing tone. In a quotation by Barack Obama on November 4, 2008, he says “That is the true genius of America-that America can change. Our union can be perfected.
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.
Furthermore, in Obama's speech, he makes a reference to "hope for a better day","individual liberty", the restoration of "prosperity", the promotion of "the cause of peace", and equality amongst the citizens of the United States, the past elements are part of the concept of the American dream. To back up the past idea, at the end of the discourse, Obama mentions that he wants to "reclaim the American dream." To continue, The purpose of King's speech is to persuade. The aim is to introduce and explain the anti-segregation movemen... ... middle of paper ... ...ably wonderful vibration, because one can tell by the content of the speech that both leaders have the best intentions of creating a better future for their country. It is very important to mention that after all, one believes that King has achieved his dream of equality since racism is not a problem in a America anymore, such that the president of the United States is African-american.
By sympathizing with the people and portraying himself as a common man with only their interests at heart, he is able to garner more followers to elect him. He identifies the problem: Obama identified imperfections in the government and their inability to govern properly as the primary necessity of his campaign;... ... middle of paper ... ...his use of actions and body language, inspired Obama’s audience emulating emotions and desires for new government politics. Works Cited Bitzer, Lloyd . "The Rhetorical Situation." (1968): 1-14.
On March 18, 2008, in the midst of the 2008 Democratic Party presidential nomination, Barack Obama manage to give one of the most persuasive and significant speeches that has gone down in American history. Obama developed a strikingly effective speech that trails his audience into a controversial issue and encourages them to join his attempt to abolish inequality. Obama’s speech is powerful because although the public is mindful of the discrepancy between races, it draws attention due to Obama publicly speaking on topics that often go unspoken of. “A more perfect Union” was made to address Reverend Jeremiah Wright and also address global issues concerning the Americans people. Obama’s former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright openly made some controversial statements that caused uneasiness with Senator Obama.
If the politicians master persuasive strategies well, the audiences may take act and believe the politician’s moral, political and cultural values. Discourse is one of the greatest means that may alter the audience’s thinking and behavior. “Politics is one of the social domains whose practices are virtually exclusively discursive”(Discourse and Politics, 2009). Discourse construction has a vital role in politics. In the Obama’s victory speech of 2008, he used the paragraph structure, lexical and tones with a formal form to eye-catching the listeners.
Some say this was the beginning of Democracy. Adam Goodheart states, “Invoking the images of rebirth, and stressing the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, he gave Americans a new understanding of the war’s – and the nation’s purpose” (4). Mike Wereschagin mentions, “Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address planted a marker in the country’s unfolding history. The speech recast was as a struggle for something larger than the country over which it was fought”(1). As there are many different opinions on Presidents Lincoln intent regarding this address, at the end they all seem to have some connection based on how it is
He gave credit to (chancellor) for committing Germany to democracy for so many years. Kennedy also brings up American General, Lucius D. Clay, a general who has been in the city of Berlin since the end of World War II. He talks about General Clay in order to demonstrate America’s adherence to continue helping Germany through extreme crisis. Later, Kennedy utilized the repetition of the words “Let them come to Berlin” to recognize the people who are ignorant to the experience of communism; to invite those people to Berlin to see, with their own eyes, the brutality and the effects of a communist government. He notifies the horrifying