An analysis of “The American Promise” by presidential candidate Barack Obama In this essay, I am going to analyze Barack Beam’s speech “The American Promise”. He presented the speech when he was accepted as a candidate for the American election In 2008. The speech Is from August 28th. I will look for ethos, pathos and logos, find his mall argument and discuss the effect the speech has on the listener. The speech starts out with Barack Obama presents two people. A young man from Kenya and young woman from Kansas.
They both shared a belief in America that heir son could achieve whatever he puts his mind to. That is the American promise. Barack Obama describes the promise from line 17-36. In those lines, he says that everyone has the freedom to make their own lives as they will, but they also have the obligation to treat each other with dignity and respect. He says that the market should reward drive and Innovation, and generate growth, but the business have a responsibility to create American Jobs, look after the American workers and play by the rule of the road.
He says that the government can’t solve every problem, but It would protect them from harm and provide every child a decent education; keep their water clean and their toys safe; Invest In new schools, new roads, science and technology. “That’s the American dream ? the Idea that we are responsible for ourselves, but that we also rise or fall as one nation; the fundamental belief that I am my brother’s keeper; I am my sisters keeper”. Barack Beam’s main argument in the speech is that they can’t turn back. They have to believe in the American promise, to help each other.
To keep each other safes, and give every family and person in America that safety they have with the American promise. In the speech he says; “Instead, it is the American spirit – that American promise – that pushes is forward even when the path is uncertain; that binds us together in spite of our differences; that makes us fix our eye not on what we seen, but what Is unseen, that better place around the bend”. I think these lines is one of the most Important lines In the speech. It describes deer nationality feeling very well, and I think the whole speech Is summed up In these few particular lines.
Barack Obama uses a lot of pathos logos and ethos in his speech. A lot of ethos because he is the person he are. A possible new president for the united States of America. He is a big authority, and that is why ethos is used a lot. People look up to him, and he have their trust. He is using pathos in his speech, because he use talks about their home. The united States are something they all have in common, and often it is something they are very sensitive about. Logos is used because he affects the audience common sense and knowledge cause he tells about how the first people came to America.
Is Barack Obama a good speeches? The speech have a very good effect on the audience. Barack Obama is a born leader, and If he wasn’t born like that he couldn’t present the democrats and be In the election to become Americas next president. He uses logos, pathos and ethos who affects the people who Is listening. If you look at an online movie clip from YMMV. Youth. Com you can look at his posture. It Is very confident and he shows a real leader.