How Is Adolf Hitler Effective

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What if Adolf Hitler had been successful in his application to the Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts? Would he have become the notorious dictator we know him for today? Adolf Hitler was born on the 20th of April 1889, 4th child to parents Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. His father, Alois, was a government official and his mother took charge of the household and devoted her years to the family. During his early years, Hitler clashed frequently with his father, Alois. In his autobiography, Mein Kampf, Hitler mentions that his father had wanted him to follow his footsteps and take up the service in the bureaucracy while Hitler aspired to be a painter. Hitler would deliberately neglect the subjects that he was uninterested in while scoring well for the subjects that he had interest in. The stalemate with his father would go on till his father’s death in 1903. Following the death of his father, Hitler went on to Vienna and applied at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1907. However, he was turned down. In that same year, Hitler lost his mother to illness. While Hitler and his father had rocky relations, he was close to his mother. The death of his mother came as a bitter blow and he left for Vienna again to apply for the Academy again. He was rejected again and the school director proposed that Hitler take up architecture instead. The…show more content…
He used his speeches to politically intoxicate his listeners. He was a master of the use of the spoken word and a mastermind in the art of manipulating mass propaganda for his political ends (Braunbeck, 1997). One of the reasons behind him being a formidable political figure is his uncanny ability to appeal to the irrational needs of his audience and to implore the wanted response. In fact, women were said to faint at his speeches and the crowd’s emotions could range from tears to an overwhelming frenzy until they were ready and willing to believe everything he told
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