Analysis of Obama Speech in Egypt

Analysis of Obama Speech in Egypt

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  • Date Submitted: 03/21/2010 2:05 PM
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A New Beginning


Thesis: Obama used persuasive techniques such as, ethos, logos and pathos to deliver his message of a new start in the relations between the east and the west.

I. Ethos

A. Humble man

1. Thanking the Egyptian people

B. Fair

1. Admitted the war on Iraq was a mistake

C. Man of honor

1. Guantanamo bay shutdown

2. Condemned the Israeli actions in Gaza

D. Good Leader

1. Advices to be a good leader addressed the governments around the world.

II. logos

A. 9/11 terrorist attacks

1. War in Afghanistan

B. Israeli and Palestinians conflict

1. Hamas acts against Israeli civilians

2. Israeli acts in the west bank and Gaza

C. Peaceful nuclear power

1. Nuclear non-proliferation treaty

D. Democracy

1. Iraq situation

E. Religious freedom

1. Shia and Sunni in Iraq

III. Pathos

A. Hope

1. Solution to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict

2. New projects in many fields

B. Fear

1. Extremists

IV. Conclusion

A New Beginning

After decades of mistrust between the Arabs and the United States of America, the 44th president of the U.S, Barack Obama, decided to address the Arab world from the most populous Arab nation and cultural capital of the Arab world Egypt. On June 4, 2009 from the Major Reception Hall at Cairo University, President Obama addressed the Muslim world calling for a new beginning, and trying to fix relations with the Muslim nations that were severely damaged during the presidency of George W. Bush. This is the second time, since President Kennedy’s speech back in the early 60’s, for an American president to address the Arab world form Cairo University. Obama's speech addressed seven critical issues: violent extremism, the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, nuclear arms, democracy, religious freedom, rights of women and economic...

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