Robert Kennedy’s address on the Vietnam War on March 18. 1968 addresses the desperate effects of the war. His address criticized the actions taken by Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson. RFK’s address uses parallel construction and other rhetorical devices to appeal to the audience’s emotion. logic. and moralss. The usage of analogue construction throughout the address contributes to RFK’s positions of the Vietnam War. “ . . a twelvemonth when we choose non merely who will take us. but where we wish to be led ; the state we want for ourselves- and the sort we want for our kids. ” This quotation mark is a call to the American people to step up and non merely be heard on their positions on a president by voting. but to talk up on their positions of the morality and way of our state to maintain this state good for non merely them. but for coevalss to come. He uses parallel construction to carry his audience to take his side in stoping the Vietnam War. Another quotation mark RFK uses to carry his audience to stop the Vietnam War is. ” I am concerned- as I believe most Americans are concerned- that we are moving as if no other states existed. against the judgement… I am concerned- as I believe most
Americans are concerned- that our present class will non convey triumph ; will non convey peace ; will non halt the bloodshed…” The usage of repeat and anaphora in this quotation mark is used to emphasize the importance of the fact that RFK is concerned. merely like America is concerned. about the Vietnam War. It is besides used so that the audience will sympathise with RFK and. either. be concerned as he is or take a class of action to assist. The repeat and anaphora are used to make Pathos. which allows the audience to be concerned merely as the talker is.
Another rhetorical device in the old quotation mark that creates Pathos is asyndeton. ”… will non convey triumph ; will non convey peace ; will non halt the bloodshed ; and will non progress the involvements of the U. S… . ” The usage of asyndeton here is used to demo that these things are in direct concurrence with each other and to emphasize the importance of each. The quotation mark from Tacitus of Rome. ”They made a desert. and called it peace. ” . is an entreaty to the reader’s logic and emotion. The usage of this quotation mark allows the talker to demo disgust and upset about the Vietnam War. Taking the quotation mark from a celebrated Roman entreaties to the audience’s logic. Another quotation mark that entreaties to the audience’s logic. and besides moralss. is. ”Now as of all time. we do ourselves outdo justness when we measure ourselves against antediluvian trials. as in the Antigone of Sophocles: ‘All work forces
brand errors. but a good adult male outputs when he knows his class is incorrect. and repairs the immorality. The lone wickedness is pride. ’” The mention to the Antigone of Sophocles is. in itself. an entreaty to the audience’s logic. But the quotation mark itself is an entreaty to the audience’s moralss due to the fact that it talks about the actions of a good adult male and. in contrast. a wickedness that can come out of doing a error and non “repair [ ing ] the evil” . In decision. the usage of parallel construction and repeat and anaphora and asyndeton entreaty to. largely. the audience’s emotions. While the mentions to Sophocles and Tacitus entreaty to. largely. to the audience’s logic and moralss. RFK utilizes these and bases his address on a platform of these things.