How does John F. Kennedy use pathos and ethos in the Inaugural Address and how does it make the audience feel?
In the context of American politics, there are few more memorable inaugural speeches than John F. Kennedy's 1961 speech. In many ways, JFK's victory was symbolic of a turning point in American culture. Science and technology were becoming an integral part of people's lives and the war in Vietnam was getting more serious when Kennedy entered office. These and other changes left people feeling uncertain and anxious about the future, feelings that were somewhat soothed by Kennedy's speech.
Regarding his use of ethos, he used much of his speech to address national and international conflict. The...
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