Part I: Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation in Ronald Reagan’s Challenger AddressMy understanding of critical listening is evaluating the power of the speech as a speech by asking if the speech demonstrated the principles/techniques of public speaking. A good you want to ask yourself when evaluating a speech is; what was strong or weak about the speech and how can the speaker improve their speech. Speeches are usually delivered in a specific context. For example, lets evaluate the Ronald Reagan speech “the challenger”. Instead of doing a report on the state of the union on live television, he gave a ceremonial speech about the challenger disaster that happen in 1986. The space shuttle “Challenger” exploded, leaving seven families agonizing the death of their loved ones. “Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace, that special spirit that says, ‘Give me a challenge, and I'll meet it with joy”.