Ms. Amanda Smith
11 October 2017
“Fletcher Memorial Home”
Many artists and songwriters use their pieces as a way to get their feelings about a certain topic across to people around the world. This can be done in a variety of ways and is done differently by different artists. Pink Floyd is a band that was popular in the late 60s and 70s. During this time period, there was a large amount of politics going on around the world that influenced Pink Floyd’s writing. Fletcher Memorial Home by Pink Floyd uses ethos, pathos, and logos in order to make people understand how they were feeling and their opinions on the situations occurring at that time.
Fletcher Memorial Home by Pink Floyd is from the album The Final Cut.…show more content…
As the song continues Waters stops singing and begins to speak in a broadcaster voice as if he’s announcing a sports game. He begins to call out political leaders for the things that they had been doing in order to gain power and control. Lines such as “"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, Reagan and Haig, Mr. Begin and friend, Mrs. Thatcher, and Paisly, "Hello Maggie!" Mr. Brezhnev and party. "Who 's the bald chap?" The ghost of McCarthy, The memories of Nixon. "Good-bye!"
And now, adding color, a group of anonymous latin- American Meat packing glitterati.” (Pink Floyd). All of these political leaders had done things to anger and hurt the citizens of the countries. The lyrics and the tone that are used for this song reflect the feelings of not only Roger Waters, but many other citizens of the time period as well.
Pink Floyd shows their credibility throughout the song based on their knowledge of the events. They lived through the events and knew firsthand what was occurring. Roger Waters and the rest of the band were able to put their knowledge into the lyrics and alert other people to the chaos going on around them. They also knew about the leaders of the time period and the things that they had done.
During the Cold War Leonid Brezhnev took over the Soviet Union after Nikita Krushnev. Brezhnev began to take over other countries (“Leonid Brezhnev- Pushing”, 2000). Brezhnev believed that the Soviet Union