John Fitzgerald Kennedy: An interpretation of Kennedy's use of rhetoric in Profiles in Courage and his Inaugural Address, Second State of the Union Address, and Third State of the Union Address

Vigga Merete von Staffeldt, Kimmie Wolter, Sarah Emilie Stenius, Thomas Emil Holland, Henrik Bro Larsen & Charlotte Boman Hede

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

DANSK RESUME: I vores projekt har vi undersøgt om præsident John Fitzgerald Kennedys retorik ændrede sig fra hans tid som senator i 1950erne til han blev Præsident i 1960erne. En af vores kilder er bogen Profiles in Courage, skrevet af John F. Kennedy i 1956 som vi har sammenlignet med hans Inaugural Address fra 1961, hans Second State of the Union Address fra 1962 og hans Third State of the Union Address fra 1963. I vores projekt dækker vi dimensionen Text and Sign og History and Culture. Text and Sign dimensionen dækker vi ud fra den analytiske del af sammenligningen af talerne og bogen. History and Culture dimensionen vil blive dækket igennem det historiske arbejde. For at forstå det der bliver sagt i talerne blev vi nødt til at have en forståelse for tiden, for derved at kunne foretage vores analytiske arbejde. ENGLISH SUMMARY: With our project we have investigated whether President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s rhetorical devices changed from his time as Senator in the 1950s to his presidency in the 1960s. Our sources are the book Profiles in Courage that Kennedy himself wrote in 1956. We will compare the book with his Inaugural Address in 1961, his Second State of the Union Address from 1962 and his Third State of the Union Address from 1963. In the project we cover the dimensions of Text and Sign and History and Culture. The Text and Sign dimension is covered within the analytical framework in the comparison of the book and the speeches. The History and Culture dimension is covered through the historic work. To better understand what is being said in the speeches we needed to have a basic knowledge of American history.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2006

Emneord

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Second State of the Union Address
  • Third State of the Union Address
  • Inaugural Address
  • Profiles in Courage