Rhetorical Analysis Of Winston Churchill's Arguments

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In order to prevent Nazi Germany and its allies from conquering the world, Winston Churchill strongly argues that United states should summon military forces with those of Britain. Churchill makes an effective argument by using sentimental terms to first get empathy or the support from the Americans, and then to highlight the significance of the issue. Furthermore, with the simultaneous use of logical reasoning, the author even more strengthens his argument. The writer starts his argument by first mentioning the American mind of the current war, which he illustrates as ‘the lights are going out’, with the use of emotional words such as ‘uncensored’, ‘avail’ and earnestness’. For example, by stating that he ‘avails’ himself with ‘relief, Churchill sets a tone of a person who needs help; thus, indirectly persuades the audience for support or empathy. This plays an essential role on the whole argument because by showing that the author knows what it is like to be in the foot of …show more content…

Churchill first uses an analogy of how nations in history overcame the evil. In the analogy, the author states that the ‘the spirit of resistance’ overwhelmed the evil; the spirit represents Britain and the United States; the evil represents Nazi Germany and its Allies. With the use of the analogy, Churchill strongly urges and shows confidence that if Britain and the United States support each other with military support, the issue can be solved easily-. Churchill highlights his confidence by using black and white contrast. He illustrates the past-when the nations were full of fear- as ‘miseries’, ‘prolonged confusion, which can be seen as black, and depicts the near future as ‘conception of light’. In a nutshell, after setting the mood and the tone of the passage, Churchill explains the issue and shows confidence in the solution that he believes

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