On September 5, 1995, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke in front of delegates from 180 countries at the United Nations Fourth World Conference of Women. There, she was to deliver one of her greatest speeches on a topic that affects all of us; human rights, more notably, the rights of women and children. In her speech, Clinton persuaded those in attendance, utilizing ethos, pathos and logos, to understand the importance of women’s rights and to demand that they take steps to ensure that women receive the same liberties as men.
Criticising others takes a great deal of courage, especially when this criticism could reflect upon one’s own work. However, in the introduction of her speech to the Women’s National Press Club, Clare Booth Luce utilizes changes in tone, humor, while appealing to ethos, and pathos to prepare her audience for the impending criticism.
The amount of knowledge and powerful words that can actually get to one’s head is amazing. Michelle Obama was the First Lady for 8 years and stood by former President Barack Obamas side. She is a great example of what today’s kids should look up to. A woman with dedication to her word. A woman with dedication to what she believes. It is pretty easy to say that she has become an impressive public speaker who can deliver a powerful speech to her supporters. In her speech at the DNC in 2016, Michelle Obama did not fill her supporter’s heads with politics and facts, but a great use of personal experience, feelings and connections. Her love for this country and her love for her family is one thing that brought her audience together. In fact, if it wasn’t the great use of ethos, pathos and logos Michelle Obamas speech would have probably just been like any other political speech.
She has lost all credibility due to recent scandals. I believe she is unfit to become president, both physically and politically. Although FDR was ill as president and propelled the nation in a desperate time, we as a country are not desperate enough to elect a president that is not healthy. She may be the candidate with more political experience, but with recent revelations about the Clintons, it makes her the worse candidate. My background and heritage may make me an unlikely Trump supporter, but that proves just how I little trust I have for HRC. This speech did not cause any change on my views or beliefs, as a matter of fact, it just confirmed my views. In her intent to humor her wealthy crowd, she really made a case for all supporters of Donald Trump by making these heinous remarks. Her comment opened the floodgates and allowed for criticism about her hypocritical stance on issues. Hillary Clinton did exactly what the media, politicians, and her own team accuse Trump and his supporters of doing; making insensitive and politically incorrect comments. The Trump team is taking advantage of this horrific comment and spinning it as if it was a scarlet letter, with the sole purpose of spiting Clinton. The word deplorable has gone as far as being printed on baseball caps, t-shirts, and even bumper stickers. Fortunately for them, supporters are responding positively. This comment was poor judgement
Finally, Clinton shifts to ethos to finish off his speech strongly and efficiently. Without him even mentioning it, his credibility as a speaker is already set due to the fact that he was the last democratic president of the United States which in a lot of people’s opinions qualifies him as someone who could accurately talk about the recovery of the county and know what is going on. Even before he was president, Clinton was also the governor of Arkansas who worked with previous republican presidents such as Ronald Reagan on welfare reform and George H.W. Bush to help with the national education goals, furthering his credibility as a political figure who has the background to sustain the claims he’s making in his speech to support the reelection
Initially in this speech Hillary begins by expressing gratitude to all those who have helped further her campaign. The Stanford dictionary of philosophy describes it as
Barbara Bush gave a speech unlike any other, a speech to an audience that had gone as far as to protest her even coming to speak to the point where her husband the President of the United States had to stand up for her (Eidenmuller). A speech that combined the use of Aristotle's Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in such a manner that each aspect grew the next. As one aspect developed in her speech it boosted the other up as well, allowing her to come from behind and present the True American Dream - the individual's personal dream. To an audience that despite her individual accomplishments looked down on her because of her Title First Lady.
2. The speaker is not yet desperate. Although Clinton was arguably border-line desperate, he had been acquitted of charges and simply needed to get America to forget and forgive. 3. The speaker is committed. Clinton was committed to himself, his family, and his country. 4. The audience is open to change. (Hart 41-43) Everyone is capable of forgiveness. Clinton believed that he could salvage some reputation and gain if not the forgiveness of the nation, then at least the acceptance. Clinton interacts with his audience in this speech on several levels.
In a time of transition for the nation, Trump tries to leave the audience with a lasting impression. By saying, “So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words; you will never be ignored again” there is an undeniable sense of hope. Trump’s final words are the most important because it concludes the message of hope and unity (Trump Inauguration Speech, 2017).
First Lady Michelle Obama has always been one known for her inspiring speeches and her commitment to women’s rights. In Manchester, New Hampshire, she is seen once again standing up for women and for this country by opening the public’s eyes to disrespect Donald Trump has shown for us. Throughout the entire speech the three rhetorical appeals of pathos, ethos, and logos, are all used effectively and powerfully to get her message across. She mainly targets the audience of empowered women but she also addresses the effect that voting for Donald Trump will have for men and women. Through the rhetorical appeals and the tone, she sets for her audience, Michelle Obama campaigns for the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
At the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Michelle Obama the first lady at the time, was endorsing the democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. Using her personal connection with the president and Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama creates a more personal speech. With her credibility as first lady, use of her family and her platform she lead as first lady, she persuades the audience to spread Hillary Clinton’s campaign message. Michelle Obama uses the rhetorical devices including, anaphora, several allusions, and imagery to strengthen her 3 appeals and persuade her audience.
Michelle Obama is giving a speech at Bowie State University. The location and reason of the speech is part of the “Reach Higher” initiative to encourage education beyond high school. Michelle Obama begins the speech by thanking the University the Opportunity to be there and the staff. This includes Freeman Hrabowski, a professor who won the Presidential Medal of Excellence. Next, Mrs. Obama thanks the class of 2013 at Bowie State and give them recognition for being the few who have been able to continue the education while also maintaining the personal life and matters. After she gives recognition the class, she then begins to mention historical context including the first African Baptist Church and how it helped begin offering many African
In the United States, citizens have the right, privilege, and duty to vote and take part in the community by electing representatives. The Democratic Party delegates held the 2016 Democratic National Convention to nominate a candidate for president. In July of 2016, Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Philadelphia formally accepting the presidential nomination. Clinton laid out her plan for America by talking about the need to create more job opportunities and to improve the raising wages of the working class. If elected president, Clinton promised to execute her plan by taking down corporations and creating jobs in here at home. Clinton wants to convince voters in the United States to elect her as President, and she does that
First of all, this paper will be analysing its context and purpose of Bill Clinton’s speech. On September 5th, 2012, Bill Clinton delivered his amazing speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although his speech mostly consist of logos appeals to persuade his audience in a ceremonial setting, he begins his speech in an epideictic tone focusing on developing the ethos of Barack Obama. At the Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party and the rest of the Americans witness Bill Clinton proclaiming his support for Obama to be re-elected while stating the reasons why he should be reappointed. The purpose of his speech was not only to express the president’s future objectives but also to show
In the midst of the 2016 election, First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama gave a speech in New Hampshire regarding the candidates. Donald Trump was facing Hillary Clinton; and in support, “Michelle Obama presented a Speech On Donald Trump’s Alleged Treatment Of Women.” As stated in the title, Trump had recently made rude remarks regarding women, and Michelle Obama was using this as a learning lesson for anyone looking to vote for Trump. She made it a point to vote for Hillary by not only stating why not to vote for Trump, but also listing her many accomplishments throughout her lifetime. Michelle Obama was able to create an effective and persuasive speech by strongly stating Trump’s wrongdoings, passionately listing Clinton’s achievements, and frightening us of the possible future for our children.