“A More Perfect Union”
Please consider the Aristotle’s rhetorical triangle we have discussed previously in class and Atticus’ summation, pp. 271-275.
Then, please read the speech entitled “A More Perfect Union Speech,” by then Senator Barack Obama, from March 2008. It is posted on the handouts page of our website, as well as on the links page. You can actually watch the video on the links page if you prefer. As you read or watch this speech, consider: what element of the rhetorical triangle can you see in this speech? How do the ideas in this speech relate to our discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Then, blog! On the blog please discuss your observations about the rhetorical triangle and the themes of both President Obama’s speech and Atticus’ summation.