JFK Analysis

JFK Analysis - Let Them Come To Berlin Ich bin ein Berliner...

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Let Them Come To Berlin Ich bin ein Berliner is quite possibly one of John F. Kennedy’s most notable speeches. Kennedy’s goals in giving this speech in West Berlin in 1963 were to show his support for West Germany and to show the Soviets that he did not approve of their ideas. This speech took place after the Soviets finished the construction of the Berlin Wall which separated East and West Ger- many for almost 30 years. The species of Kennedy’s speech is democracy and freedom and the genus is political philosophy. Democracy is different from communism, monarchy, and all other forms of government. Cicero used the following six categories to define his work: exordium, narratio, partitio, confirmatio, refutatio, and peroratio. Rhetoric is the art of persuasion and Kennedy does well in this field. Kennedy had a very compelling exordium which compares the proudest boast two thousand years ago to that of the present day. Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was “Civis Romanus sum” which
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