Who argued for action better?
To inspire change is what most speakers strive for. A hope that maybe they’ll be remembered for doing something special is prevalent. I had three speeches to look at that in my mind achieved this goal. I ultimately chose Barack Obama. In the speech, “A More Perfect Union” the speaker Barack Obama argues uniting our country. In my opinion he uses support using personal anecdotes, reference to a well-known event, and appeals better than each of the other writers. At this point in time Barack Obama was a presidential democratic candidate. Controversy had surrounded him because of his relation to his former pastor Jeremiah Wright. He uses this speech to present his beliefs and reach out to America. The speech starts out with a constitutional reference to relate to how we as the people of America need to come together to make this a better place for everyone. As we continue reading in the speech he relates how he is the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. This statement shows that he can connect with everyone since he has a mixed race background. Doing that is important to gain new votes or invoke emotions. To draw the audience’s attention he referenced the well-known event of the Constitution of the United States. In the beginning he stated “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union” which is the opening line of the Constitution. Also he used the location of where the speech took place to reference to how the Constitution was written across the street two hundred and twenty one years ago. This all ties in to show that he knows the correct method to keep his audience’s attention. He uses the appeals to his advantage by starting off with ethos. The experience he shows of dealing with these issues includes growing up with his grandmother whom was afraid of black men or in some cases would say racial stereotypes. He understands that he not everyone is going to change but he’s willing to try. Other...
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