Obama’s Appeal to Ethos is Strengthened by His Appeal to Pathos

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Senator Barack Obama came to Germany to speak to the people of Berlin about the deep and enduring bonds Germany and America have with one another. Senator Obama’s speech was to use ethos and pathos to electrify and to motive hope to the audience. In Obama’s speech, presidential candidate Obama’s appeal to ethos is strengthened/ weakened by his appeal to pathos.
To start, at that time Obama was not yet elected for presidency, his speech was for an effect to inspire the people of Berlin. Obama gave his speech as an attempt to the audience to see him as an astute senator, but to see him honorable to be the next president. Obama used ethos in his speech such as, “Both views miss the truth: that Europeans today are bearing new burdens and
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Obama makes sure he lets the people of Berlin remember that, America is responsible for helping and even putting Germany back on their feet. Helping to bring peace to the world and to create hope for everyone especially the people of Berlin. “The fall of the Berlin Wall brought new hope. But that very closeness has given rise to new dangers that cannot be contained within the borders of a country or by the distance of an ocean.” (Obama, 20). Obama as well demonstrates that with the help of America, they’ve brought forth great outcomes. “Look at Berlin, where the determination of a people met the generosity of the Marshall Plan and created a German miracle…” (Obama, 14). This type of ethos approach in Obama’s speech creates clear motives and trustworthiness. The Marshall plan is an incredible economical aiding system to reconstruct Europe 1948 to 1952. Aiding Europe including Germany after World War II. “Where a---- where a victory over tyranny gave rise to NATO, the greatest alliance ever formed to defend our common security.” (Obama, 14). NATO stands for The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This organization created in 1949, is an intergovernmental military alliance, “comprising the 12 nations of the Atlantic Pact together with Greece, Turkey, and the Federal Republic of Germany, for the purpose of collective defense against aggression.” (Dictionary). Which was created in Washington, D.C.
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