When Winston Churchill became prime minister in 1940, the course of the war changed for the best. If it wasn’t for him, Britain wouldn’t have won the war thanks to his passionate approach to standing up to Hitler. The previous prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, did not want a war. His lack of response to Hitler lead to the Munich Agreement which allowed Hitler to occupy Czechoslovakia, beginning his expansion of the Nazi Empire. (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica) When Churchill came into office, he was clear he wanted one thing: to win the war.
Due to World War I and The Treaty of Versailles creating a desperate need in change, his charminsitic way of speaking, and depression Hitler gained control and was soon to reach his goal. The Treaty of Versailles is one of the main reasons Hitler rose to power. It saw Germany face territorial losses, reparations of the damaged, which were caused by the war, and is known to be the blame for starting World War I. It provided a rich material for Hitler to use to gain support of the people. The treaty also triggered a process where the
In this letter we are able to look at the past and see more than just the history, we can appreciate how the people felt at those times of unfairness. This letter in particular makes you understand not all of Germany was with Hitler or the Nazi party. How one of the closest relatives of the leader of Germany, didn’t share his ideas and rather oppose them. I found the letter amazing for many reasons among them the story of William Patrick Hitler of standing up against one of the most dangerous leaders in the world, and the historic richness the letter
Hitler was very proud of Germany and wanted Germany to become the powerful country it once was. Hitler was explaining to the people of Germany the actions he took and justifications of his actions towards abolition of the Treaty of Versailles. The speech showed that Hitler, the leader of Germany, had planned to abolish the Treaty of Versailles which weakened Germany immensely. To bring prosperity to Germany again, Hitler decided to reverse everything the treaty had done to Germany. The speech by Hitler showed his pride and there was hint of him rejoicing in his own achievement that he did not just pay lips service, but delivered what he promised the people.
One part of the reading that actually made me laugh was reading the lines that said “(Commotion and shouting)”. I could only image the actual commotion and shouting that occurred when Hindenburg was publicly placing the blame of Germany’s loss on people other than the military. In General Ludendorff’s Memories were very eloquently written. It was clear that he truly believed that he, his military associates, and the German people were victims of the German government. It is obvious that he strategically uses certain language to describe the German people and soldiers as
During the beginning of the second World War, England was struggling to initiate combat. Its government was suffering from inactivity, frustration was building against Prime Minister Chamberlain’s Conservative government, and anxiety about future attacks from the Germans loomed behind the backs of the press and the public. With Chamberlain’s resignation following the Norway Debate, as well as a bitter motion of no confidence from Parliament, Churchill succeeded the position, and needed to act decisively to unite Parliament and pilot the war effort. Gesturing for the House to declare its confidence in the new government, Churchill garnered public support by methodically describing actions taken by the new regime to improve their efforts, by appealing to the British values for Liberty against the forces of tyranny, and by emboldening the new government with strengthened, somber, and firm resolution to actively act against the Axis Powers. Ultimately, using rhetorical appeals of pathos and ethos, as well as some logos, Churchill effectively reaffirms the public and the House in his Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat Speech on May 13, 1940, allowing him to set the stage for his administration, and effectively begin the war against Germany with the all-party wartime coalition government to back him.
Heroes have always been a part of the human caricature. Although, these heroes have not always been categorized in a similar way. Ideas about heroism changed from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Middle English period by the hero becoming a man with characteristics other than being brave. First, as the reader can view in Beowulf, a hero is someone that is a well-spoken, stronger-than-life, and an invulnerable man. Demonstrated in lines 197-203, Beowulf (the hero of the Anglo-Saxon period) is described as the “mightiest” man on Earth; he is also considered “highborn” and “powerful.” These are some of the necessary traits a hero needs to the Anglo-Saxons.
We have been forced into a conflict.” By pointing out past confrontations in an accurate manner, King George VI appeals to the people’s logos. If the reasoning behind his actions can be seen by his subjects, they will feel predisposed to put him in their favor and support the war effort. At the start of his reign, King George VI was doubted by many of his people, so he needed this speech to succeed to win them over. In order to achieve this, he epitomized the role of a compassionate leader during a somber time in trying to connect with his
He uses his feelings of anger and patriotism to portray how Germany would not take control over Britain. He mentions how mightier places such as “Europe and many old and famous States have fallen” to the Nazis, but he also believes that Britain “shall not flag or fail,” (Churchill). He shows his dominance in order to make the citizens feel safe and empowered. This outpouring emotion from the prime minister towards the audience, keeps them enticed during his speech. Churchill closes his speech by emphasizing that the British can go anywhere in the world to fight in a war, and win.
Beowulf never says that is why he is helping Hrothgar, but the context in which Beowulf says why he is there would suggest he cares more about glory than loyalty like he originally said. Yes, Beowulf is brave, but not because he wants to do the right thing, he wants gold and glory. Beowulf is known as a great hero and on the surface he is. He seems to be brave and just but underneath that, Beowulf is extremely arrogant and egotistical. Beowulf does not just do things for they are the right thing to do, he does them seeing that great deeds will bring him honor and boost his reputation.
He was saying that he wanted to form the league of nations that could help prevent future wars. He also stated that germany should not be blamed for the entire war. Clemenceau, representing france, had the harshest strategy for rebuilding the world because his country had suffered the most damage from the war by losing the most troops, land,and resources. He wanted germany to pay for what they had done to france. Clemenceau proposed that germany would return alsace-lorraine back to france.
They both shared the overarching need to inform the people they ruled and get a certain job done. However, while Eisenhower was focused on retrieving the art in order to preserve culture, Hitler’s focus was more for retrieving art in order to uphold his “Weltanschauung,”, or worldview. Eisenhower expresses his concern for the art in the very first lines of his memo he states, “Today we [Americans] are fighting in a country which has contributed a great deal to our cultural inheritance, a country rich in monuments which by their creation helped and now in their old age illustrate the growth of the civilization which is ours. We are bound to respect those monuments so far as war allows” (Eisenhower 1) . By this comment, Eisenhower makes clear that cultural inheritance lays the foundation for one’s civilization.