Essay on The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf

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Hunter Damm
AP Language and Composition R1
Ethos 9/11 Speech and Death of the Moth Ethos 9/11 speech: In the speech given the night of the September 11th attacks, President George W. Bush increases the trust that America has in him to demonstrate the he is fully aware of the situation and is going to take care of it. “Our military is powerful, and it’s prepared. Our emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington D.C. to help local rescue efforts.” When he said this, it showed he knew what was going on and that he had people trying to make it better; he has people ready for defense and taking care of the injured in both cities, which means he is doing his best to cover as much area as possible to ensure safety. He talks about the military being “powerful” and “prepared”; this makes America realise that the president has people that are going to protect them, which makes them trust him more. He also mentions how there are emergency teams in both New York City and Washington D.C. This shows that he knows that both cities need to be on guard and getting the citizens to safety. Between the military and the emergency teams, it is clear that the president knows the situation in its entirety and has placed qualified people in the proper locations to help and protect the most people. This shows that
Bush didn’t give the people empty words, but is implementing a practical plan, which makes the
American citizens have more faith in him. The Death of the Moth: In “The Death of the Moth,” Virginia Woolf uses the life and death of a small day moth to demonstrate that no matter how insignificant something or someone may seem, it is their will to fight against the common, harsh enemy, known as death, that truly matters. Throughout the entire story she refers to the day moth and its life as “pathetic,” “insignificant,” and “simple,” which gives the reader a sense of how unimportant this little moth is, but at the same time makes them wonder why she would be writing about him if he isn’t worth anything. She has a sentence in the middle of the story that hint to her reason for