Barack Obama Victory Speech
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For class IDS251S - BMills
In Obama's address, him quoting Lincoln, shows that he has a sense of historical significance. It appeal to the audience, in that it gives him a sense of credibility, and the people are able to relate to him on a more personal level because everyone knowns Lincoln. Thus exhibiting Ethos.
"We are not enemies, but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection."
"Woohoo! I'm historically relevant!"
Obama exemplified Pathos in his address, when he appealed to the people by all of the hardships that every sort of person has had to endure. For example, "mothers and fathers who will lie awake wondering how their children will make it to college" as well as "soldiers in Afghanistan."
The Road Ahead...
In this sketch, Obama showed a sense of Logos, when he talked about Ann Nixon Cooper, whose life is comparable to the ways in which we need to go about restoring our country. With experience, time, and reason.
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