Apollo 1969 Essay

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1969 Apollo 11 moon landing

1. The purpose of the article Man Takes Fist Steps on the Moon by The Times is to announce to the audience the greatest moment of time, which is the moment when Neil Armstrong became the first man to take a walk on the moon’s surface. The interaction that the speaker, audience, and subject develop affects the text in a way that it accomplishes the purpose The Times had, and it also makes the text more interesting.

The purpose of the following speech revealed in 1999, prepared by President’s Nixon’s writer, William Safire is to honor these brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin for doing such a dangerous job of going to moon and be the first men to step on the moon’s surface. The text was
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This speech also appeals to logos by saying that “In the ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations”. It is using facts from the past that are true as a result the audience most likely will believe what is being said. Pathos is also used in this speech, the audience feels sorry or sad when the speaker says this “These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know hat there is no hope for their recovery”. When he says these the audience automatically feels sorry.

The commentary by novelist Ayn Rand uses ethos when she says “That we had seen a demonstration of man at his bets, no one could doubt—this was the cause of the event’s attraction and of the stunned numbed state in which it left us. And no one could doubt that we had seen an achievement of man in his capacity as a rational being—an achievement of reason, of logic, of mathematics, of total dedication to the absolutism of reality”. Rand saying this makes the audience trust her and believe her because of the diction she uses and also because she is Ayn Rand. This commentary also appeals to logos because of the logical statement that she uses at the beginning “‘No matter what discomforts and expenses you had to bear to come here,’ said a NASA guide to a group of guests, at the conclusion of a tour of the Space Center on Cape Kennedy, on July 15, 1969, ‘there will be seven minutes tomorrow morning that