Because of the controversial issues surrounding President G.W. Bush before and during the time of his reelection, the acceptance speech that he delivered is an important piece of literature to study. This diplomatic speech is a piece of rhetorical contribution because the motives and meanings behind any President’s speech is significant to us as citizens of the United States of America. It further warrants our attention because if the audience is able to comprehend the inner meanings and motives behind a presidential speech, then they will eventually be able to differentiate the actual stances and platforms of future presidential candidates and nominees.
Using narrative criticism, I will analyze George W. Bush’s Second Party Nomination Acceptance Speech in an attempt to determine whether the stories within the speech had narrative coherence and how rhetorical choices made by the rhetor influenced the audience. In addition, I will also determine how the stories used reveal the intentions and motives of the rhetor.
According to Sonja K. Foss, narratives help us “organize the stimuli...
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...or troops] before [he] voted against it” (para 128). Through this statement, Kerry comes off as being indecisive and unable to choose the action best for the nation.
Through a narrative criticism of President George W. Bush’s 2004 Republican Party Nomination Acceptance speech, I have identified some narrative strategies that Bush used to encourage the audience to believe in him and his abilities. I determined that the stories that President Bush tells within his speech successfully reached out and connected him with the intended audience. I noticed that the characters that were presented throughout the rhetoric were successful because they helped to develop Bush’s intention of sympathizing with the audience, while at the same time making himself appear to be the better of the presidential candidates with the mediocre language used to describe Senator Kerry.
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