Queen Elizabeth Speech Analysis

903 Words4 Pages
In a time of such desperation who do you look to? As a citizen it 's the person that has sealed their life for the insurance of your safety and protection. Queen Elizabeth I exemplified such raw and passionate traits for her people in an address to her troops during a time of war. The queen 's speech was delivered as a way to show her trustworthiness in the ability of her troops to protect the civilians in the batter against the Spaniards, all the while persuading her people that she were as fit a queen as any king could be during a time when such a dominant ruler was needed. This speech would be one that would not only move the civilians so much so that they 'd put their fate in the hands of the queen and her troops, but also force that would will these troops to be brave and fight with the strength reign through. Queen Elizabeth first establishes the credibility of her troops ability to defend themselves and the people of her realm in the battle against the troops of those of the king of Spain. The queen acknowledges the persuasion by the people regarding their safety to “take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery.” In response Queen Elizabeth declares “Let tyrants fear, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects.” The queen relies that in this battle, she 's no fool but more so the Spanish King and his men are since they have dared to inflict pain and fear into the queen and her
Open Document