Matthew E. Barnes was a firefighter who could be called many things including a hero, a friend, a husband, a father and even an angel. The story begins like many 9/11 stories do, with the planes being hijacked, he was one of the men working that day in the New York City Fire Department that would go into the World Trade Center, but would never come out. The 37-year old resident of Monroe, New York was a father to three boys and the husband to Ms. Susan Barnes; he would spend all his available time with his family, somehow slipping out of chores and such just to go fishing with his boys. Two years before the 9/11 he had saved two twins, Isabella and Jacob Kalodner from a fire in their mother, Linda Kalodner’s apartment, by climbing up a 100-foot aerial ladder to the 10th story to save the 6 week old twins.
Barack Obama’s Osama bin Laden is Dead speech was informative, convincing and justifying. He begins with “…The United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden…” to inform his targeted audience and to establish the purpose of the speech. His appeal to the audience through emotions, authority and rationalism impacted their sentiments to convince them of the necessity of the operation because of how it affected their lives. The American citizens and their families distinctively recall the “black smoke billowing…” and the “… Twin Towers collapsing to the ground…” in which gives them justification to the actions of the government. His repetition of “…our country and our friends and our allies… our citizens…” was deliberately
If there is one day I dread most upon its arrival, it would be 9/11. Sure there was an immense amount of strength as a nation represented, following the terrorists attacks, but it also brought a great amount of grief and sorrow. I remember watching videos of innocent people jumping from windows in the twin towers hoping to escape the terror. These people believed there was no one to help and no one to help them. They lost hope. In “Remembering a Hero, 15 Years After 9/11” written by Peggy Noonan, published in The Wall Street Journal on September 11th 2016, Alison Crowther—Welles Crowther’s mom—recalls the courageous actions to save the lives of others, made by her son on this horrific day. Noonan utilizes pathos, ethos, asyndeton, and
In Ground Zero Berne uses many examples of imagery and metaphors to paint a descriptive picture of her surroundings and what she saw to enhance her reader’s experience. She uses the imagery to make her readers feel as if they were there and make them feel the same feelings of awareness, and sadness she did. Suzanne achieves this by recalling back to the horrid memories of 9/ll when “the skyscraper shrouded in black plastic, the boarded windows, the steel skeleton of the shattered Winter Garden.” (Berne 176), By using these extremely explicit and descriptive details Suzanne allows her readers to experience the rude awakening she had when she saw nothing in Ground Zero, but was able to recall the chaos that went on that day. Suzanne lets her readers understand what was going on in her mind , and clearly experience what she was feeling that day
On the morning of September 11, 2001 millions of people were in shock the moment they received news that the World Trade Center was hit. The images from this horrific day flooded the media’s television screens and newspaper articles. Perhaps the most gruesome images shown were those of people jumping out of the building as they were collapsing. Tom Junod, a writer for the Esquire magazine, illustrates his perspective of this shocking incident through pictures, media coverage, and depicting people’s reactions in his article The Falling Man. Tom Junod’s article should be read by anyone who believes they have felt all there is to feel from the 9/11 attack. He will prove otherwise that there is indeed still much emotion to
It is no surprise to any American just how terrible 9/11 was; many people saw the horridness of it on live TV, but only the New York firemen were there to deal with the aftermath. The idea of all the men lost being fathers and uncles and brothers is, yes, an obvious observation, but also a disconnected one as well. When Reilly talks about Walsh's son Ryan “sobbing uncontrollably in the boys’ bathroom,” the reality of the situation hits the reader. These men were good
9/11 was a very traumatic event in the United States. On 9/11, a series of terrorist attacks took place. There were a total of four hijacked planes that was involved with this historical event. Two planes went right for the World Trade Center or the “Twin Towers.” A hijacker flew the third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania. Thousands of lives were ended that day. On the night of September 11, 2001 at 8:30 PM, the whole nation came together to listen to President George W. Bush’s speech. His use of ethos and pathos is good for explaining the issue and being able to talk about what has happened. His use of logos, or logic, is successful because he gives reasoning for what he did when the attacks first happened and how he handled everything.
September 11th, 2001 left a huge impact on people’s lives all over the country. Michael Burke, a wall street journalist, discusses 9/11 in the article, “No Firemen at Ground Zero This 9/11?”. He expresses the bravery the first responders showed on the tragedy of 9/11. On the 10th anniversary, the firemen were not invited to ground zero to watch the remembrance ceremony. The committee that puts on the ceremony sent invitations to politicians, but not the firefighters who put their lives on the line to save others. They were told they could watch on TV instead. Burke is trying to show the businessmen of New York about how wrong not inviting the first responders was, he does this with his descriptive narrative and organizational structure.
In 2001, the United States suffered greatly; on 9/11, America was sent into a frenzy. The citizens of the United States were left scarred and shocked. It is how America came out of that day that is amazing. Instead of standing still and backing down, the U.S. pushed through and came out stronger. Bush’s use of tone, all of the rhetorical triangle, and cause and effect leaves the audience, American citizens, feeling good about the war in Iraq and all that he has done since that dreadful day, even if they do not actually agree with it at all.
In 102 Minutes, the authors force the reader to absorb the significant toll that the events of 9-11 had on the families involved and people across America; also, Dwyer and Flynn seek to inform them of the errors in the design of the towers and decisions made by rescuers that preceded the catastrophic events that took place. The authors mention these facts and arguments to ensure the improvement of future architectural practices, prepare people for intense situations, and to personalize the tragedy that holds such an important place in our country’s history. Through various rhetorical strategies, the writers appeal emotionally and analytically to their audience.
The survivors of September 9, 2001 will never be the same. While they may be emotionally scarred from the traumatic event, physical scars will also remain on their body. Bruno Dillinger describes that many evacuators lacked skin and hair, and that many evacuators were severely burnt. Despite all the mayhem and chaos, the people in the stairwell kept their wits with them. They did not panic; they were calm. Bruno Dillinger’s description of the first responders walking up the stairs was heartbreaking. He commented, “They were going up to their death. And I was walking down to live.” Despite the fear the firefighters and other responders felt, they rose to the occasion in order to save the lives of many others. The bravery the firefighters and
In 2001, an event occurred in the United States of America that was life-changing for every American. On September 11, America had been severely attacked by terrorists, leaving behind traumatic memories for many and led to the country having to take initiative. At the time, George W. Bush was president, and he had to take action to this event in which was defining his presidency. Nine days after the attack, Bush gave an address to a joint session of Congress and to the nation. This dramatic address struck home with America, raising confidence and giving hope to the people. One may wonder, how exactly was Bush able to accomplish such a historical address? The usage of various rhetorical devices are present in his speech, allowing him to craft a powerful speech and connect with his audience. Bush establishes Cicero’s five canons of rhetoric throughout his 9/11 speech by achieving each individual requirement differently to present an address in order to adequately address the attack and give America a plan of action.
President Roosevelt helps appeal to the audience’s emotions through the use of pathos to unite them in the war effort. Throughout the speech Roosevelt states the events of the prior night in chronological order to inform the American people of the tragedy at hand. He goes on to explain the severity of the attack and how it left many American lives affected. The speech states, “The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost.” By stating the obvious loss of lives at
Throughout the documentary, Avery appeals to pathos by incorporating photographs and recordings to illustrate the magnitude of the tragedy while supporting his claims. He examines how the buildings collapse by showing eyewitness videos and computer simulations. The film repeatedly shows footage of the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings. It shows the airplanes flying into the towers, the sudden collapse, and the solemn aftermath. Because of the potent imagery, Avery appeals to the audience’s grief, fears, and doubts.
In the essay “Frank Rich Is Wrong About That 9/11 Photograph: Those New Yorkers Weren’t Relaxing!” by David Plotz. Plotz, essentially lays the foundation from the article “Whatever Happened to the America of 9/12?” by opinion columnist Frank Rich. To sum up Rich’s article, he discusses a photograph taken by photographer Thomas Hoepker, after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Plotz challenges what Rich wrote and asks the reader, “Do you agree with Rich’s account of it?”