Lesson 2 Cas - Lesson 2 Part 1 Ronald Reagans famous...

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Lesson 2 Part 1 Ronald Reagan’s famous Challenger speech took place in the aftermath of the frightening explosion of the Challenger space shuttle just after it had launched where seven members of its crew lost their lives. This event shook and saddened the entire nation. Then President of the United States, Ronald Reagan addressed the nation with a tone of empathy and sadness, to offer condolence to the families of the crew, and words of inspiration and encouragement to uplift the spirits of the American people. This event created an exigence that had to be addressed by President Reagan. Initially, President Reagan was supposed to deliver the State of Union but he had to address the exigence created by the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. In my opinion, he delivered a magnificent speech by covering all the aspects of a rhetorical situation such as occasion, speaker, audience and message. The occasion was to address the nation after the incident, speaker is Ronald Reagan, the audience is the American public and the families of the deceased crewmembers, and the message here was to offer condolence and inspire the people Reagan uses diction and pathos by showing empathy in this speech by saying " Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger. We share this pain
with all off the people of our country." Through this statement he tried to show

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