Changing for the better

In both speeches by bill de blasio and joe lhota, they both portray that they care about New York City and want to make it a better and safer place to live. When de blasios speech began he started with how he loved Brooklyn, which was where his speech was said. He spoke about 9/11 which was smart because he showed his sympathy towards those who were lost that day and also brought everyone’s emotions to the surface. He explained how on that day many helped each other and that’s what he wants New York City to become again. A place when people help each other. He says that New York is a “tale of two cities”. We have the wealthy; those who’s life couldn’t get any better. Then we have nearly half the city who’s at or very close to the poverty line. De blasio explains how New Yorkers and made to think big and so great things so why settle for less. Wealthy people have problems paying a few extra dollars in taxes not knowing that’s those few dollars help fund school programs.

Joe lhota is a little different from de blasio in the way that he doesn’t care about New Yorkers as much and de blasio expressed he did. He wants New York to become better in all ways possible and to do that we have to come together or in others words become united at one! He says that they are 4 things that can bring us to victory, 1. Issues 2. Visions 3. Experiences and 4. Principles. Lhota believes in the term stop and frisk, but not knowing that people may think he supports racial profiling since most stop and frisk are done on African Americans. Lhota feels that this is the main way that safety can be assured. When really this is not the only way their are others. What stop and frisk is causing is for many people to resent Nypd.

Both candidates expressed the importance of family and how each hot their families mean a lot to them. But they were different in many ways. De blasio showed more compassion in what he was saying and trying to prove in his speech while lhota wasn’t as compassionate as de blasio was. They both cared about New York City and wanted the best for the people. But they focused on different aspects. De blasio wanted us to become able to help each other like many did on 9/11. Lhota didn’t focus in past experiences but rather what he wanted to happen.

The Victory Speeches of the Primary Election of 2013

Like any other victory speeches; Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota both said their thank you’s to the public, their team, and their families. They both then went on talking about their beliefs and their goals once winning the election to be the mayor of New York City. In the Bill de Blasio speech, Blasio mentioned one of his beliefs of how New York City is the “tales of two cities.” (11:24) Blasio argued this point by mentioning half of the citizens of New York City are living at or near the poverty line, parents are scared that their children aren’t receiving the best education needed, and that the New York City Police Department had be somewhat racial profiling. In the Joe Lhota speech, Lhota argued one of his goals is  to help making New York City more affordable (10:51) to the middle class families. To support his argument, Lhota mentions that he will support small businesses. Another main goal of Lhota is to improve the educational system for the New York City children. To support this goal he mention that he will  support and open up more charter schools, increase the standard of the teachers, and the standards on training.

Joe Lhota and Bill De Blasio both seems to have their own vision of happiness; well-being of New York City. As we all know, well-being is the state of comfortable, heathly, or happy. Bill de Blasio believes that the New York City Police Department’s Stop and frisk(16:28) had been demoting the well-being of New yorkers. Especially to specific groups. However, Joe Lhota vision of the well-being of New Yorker City is by supporting the New York City Police Department’s stop and frisk.(8:25) He mentioned that it will keep the street safe. One goal they both believe that can promote the well-being of New York City is education. Even though there plans are different, they both want the best education for the children of New York City.

From the speeches given from both candidates, they both somewhat represents different groups of New York City. Bill De Blasio seems to represent minor groups of New York City and Joe Lhota seems to represent more on the middle class of New York City. They seem to use ethos in their speeches because I see a lot of their character in it and their beliefs. They also seem to use pathos to capture New Yorkers.