Charlie Chaplin's Speech From The Great Dictator And The Inglourious Basterd

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The famous Charlie Chaplin speech from The Great Dictator and the speech from The Inglourious Basterds, two speeches that are delivered by two different characters, one a Jewish barber hurled into the position of a dictator, the other, a Jewish American Lieutenant; Delivering the speeches to two different crowds, the barber has a nation, an army, even the world listening to his words, the other addressing his newly formed squad. The question that will be looked upon is not which one of them is the better, but more simply it is about what rhetorical devices they go for and if their is any similarities in them. Very early on in the movie The Inglourious Basterds the character Lt. Aldo Raine addresses the soldiers of his newly formed squad, in…show more content…
Chaplin’s use logos by becoming more intense in his speaking, he moves more, does not blink nor stutter and has absolute confidence in what he says. Lastly, he urges his audience to help make the world a better place. “Soldiers! Don 't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!” Chaplin insists that soldiers should not fight for oppression and slavery, but for freedom and that they. He insists that they do not fight for an unjust leader, but a leader that fulfills his promises. Finally, after gaining the full support of his audience, he calls upon them to unite under a common goal and fight for a better world. By then no one in the crowd have any doubts against what Chaplin said. Meanwhile, Lt. Aldo Raine also increases his intensity and speed of speaking. He states that they will fight the Germans using every trick possible, that they will be feared because of their style of warfare. “And when the German closes their eyes at night and they 're tortured by their subconscious for the evil they have done, it will be with thoughts of us they are tortured with.”He sees the basterds and himself as divine retribution against the Nazis for what they have done towards different ethnic groups. He has already won the full attention of his men and their is no doubt in what they are going to do, but he ends it with giving them a game, “When you join my command, you take on debit.” but it also serves to warn them that some of them will die. By now, no one will have second thoughts if they are going to join or
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