Advanced English 11 pd 8
May 2, 2006
I chose to prepare a hypothetical presidential response to a nuclear attack on the
Superbowl as my oral presentation. My purpose was to instill confidence in the American
population while delivering a unifying message to the people of the world. The audience
was each and every human being with a television set, radio, or internet, including:
“World leaders, Oppressed persons, Eagles fans, Steelers fans, Men, Women, Adults,
Children, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Immigrants, Natives,
Democrats, Republicans, American Citizens, Citizens of the world” After a disaster of
this magnitude the country needs someone to unite behind and in the beginning of my
speech I play that role, directing most of my statements to the American population.
Towards the end of my speech I abruptly shift my audience, calling on all the people of
the world to unite against a global threat.
I used elements of all the persuasive devices: Ethos Pathos Logos and mythos.
The entire speech surrounded an emotional topic and for that reason I used a lot of Pathos