10 December 2010
Rhetoric Analysis of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Speech plays a huge role in the world today and has greatly impacted the world in the past. Speech is not as easy as it may seem. Many tactics are combined to make a speech and the message delivered is far more than just words. Of these tactics rhetoric plays a huge role. Rhetoric is defined as the study of how messages effect people. This study has given speakers more ways to address their speech and more ways to achieve an effective reaction from their audience. This technique is used by many great speakers of today and of the past. One of these speakers is Dwight D. Eisenhower. He delivered many speeches, 3 of which will be rhetorically analyzed. The first speech that will be rhetorically analyzed is Eisenhower’s address to the soldiers of World War Two regarding the D-Day invasion. The second speech that will be rhetorically analyzed is Eisenhower’s speech, “Atoms for Peace”. The third speech that will be rhetorically analyzed is Eisenhower’s Farewell Address. America is full of, and has been graced with the presence, of many great and noble people. Of the list of these great and noble people Dwight D. Eisenhower is most definitely ranked somewhere near the top. Eisenhower was born in 1890, graduated from West Point, and by the time World War Two rolled in he became a five star general of the United States Army. A five star general is an extremely high rank and important position in the Army. Eisenhower was also appointed as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces. Eisenhower led many invasions, such as the one of North Africa, where he implemented his plan of attack, Operation Torch. This attack strategy led to the conquering of the French Government in Africa and suppression of the Axis Powers. This then allowed the Allied Forces to control the Mediterranean Sea and prepare to invade Europe. Eisenhower was also responsible for the invasions of France...