Rhetorical Analysis Of Adolf Hitler's Speech

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Adolf Hitler was born in Austria, on April 20, 1889. He was an officer who fought in the army in World War I. After World War I, Hitler returned to Munich and worked as an intelligence officer, where he monitored the activities of the German Workers’ Party, also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler adopted many of the anti-Semitic, nationalist, and anti-Marxist ideas during this period of his life. He rose to power in German politics after joining the party which he was monitoring as an army officer, and became its leader. Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933, and served as a dictator from 1934 to 1945. His policies accelerated World War II. Adolf Hitler committed suicide with his wife Eva Braun on April 30, 1945 in his Berlin lair. This Speech was made in response to the July Bomb Plot. A …show more content…

It’s very clear how Hitler uses the text to convey the image of the savior of the German people, who knows exactly what is best for his country. We then observe the “Ethos”, which is the credibility or reliability of the speaker and his morals. To the people of Germany, Nazi Leader Hitler was the most trusted leader they could follow, and his morals were unquestioned, thus this speech made a huge influence. “Pathos” is the passion of the speaker and his perspective when talking about the subject he is discussing. Hitler’s violent passion towards the executors of the assassination and the idea of revenge if very obvious in this speech. His passion towards his cause of leading Germany into being the dominant race in Europe is also very visible. Finally “Telos” is the purpose or conclusion of the speech, in this case it was to assure the Germans that he is alive and the plot failed. Thus we use these concepts to show how rhetoric functions, and how Adolf Hitler was eloquent from the rhetoric

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