Rhetorical Analysis Of Ich Bin Ein Berliner

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Imagine a city split apart by two superpowers fighting for control of the world. This city becomes a symbol of the split between two very different worlds. That is what the city of Berlin, Germany was during the Cold War, a competition between the Capitalist United States of America and the Communist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or the Soviet Union. Berlin became a symbol of what the Cold War was doing to the world. Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, entire families were severed apart by the two superpowers struggling to spread their ideas to the world and counter their opponent via the Iron Curtain. Which is why on June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited this city severed in two by the Cold War. He delivered a speech …show more content…
One example is “Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free” (Kennedy). This is essentially saying that everybody has the right to be free and true freedom cannot happen if one or more people are oppressed. This uses distinctio because Kennedy elaborates on “Freedom is indivisible…” by explaining that all must be free in order for true freedom to exist. This enhances his tone because it creates a sense of urgency and appeals to the fear of the people because most people fear oppression. This usage of distinctio helps Kennedy achieve his purpose of convincing the rest of the world to support the United States because it helps to paint the Communist Soviet Union as operating on an evil, oppressive system of government that enslaves people and just makes the whole idea of Communism look bad in

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