Animal Farm by George Orwell
Published in 1945
Native Son by Richard Wright
Published in 1940
Subject: Franklin Delano Roosevelt made an official announcement of what the
United States as a whole should do to take action against the Japanese Empire, since
they had declared war against us. Throughout the entire speech he makes sure to
say “our nation” or “our whole nation”, and he then says “ I believe that I interpret
the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend
ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery
shall never again endanger us.” Making sure that the audience knows that he truly
believes he is making the choice that every American wanted him to make,
emphasizing that he is the leader of our country and he knows what is best for us.
Occasion: Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the audience about his concerns and
plans for what to do next after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. He said in his
speech “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941- a date which will live in infamy- the United
States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of
the Empire of Japan.” He addressed his audience in Washington, D.C. .
Audience: He addresses his audience right at the beginning of his speech saying,
“Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and the House of
Representatives.” He recited his...