Winston Churchill's Response To Leadership

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Winston Churchill, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, once said, “never give in… never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.” Churchill, through his famous “Never Give Up” and “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat” speeches, was an unyielding and encouraging leader that retained his ideas and compelling personality in a time of great war. On a marginally smaller scale, University student Sophie Scholl refused to give up her ideas and opinions despite animosity towards them in “Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow” by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. History has shown that significant leaders, including Churchill and Scholl, respond to conflict by staying true to their faiths and ideals. Even after their deaths, these…show more content…
Scholl intentionally disregards norms to retain her individuality and rebelliousness. Despite being knocked down by her teachers and principal, Scholl refused to have her spirit and resistance completely smothered, “Later, Sophie would not buckle again on her political views: In another letter to Fritz, she wrote, ‘I don't like to think about it, but soon there is going to be nothing left but politics, and as long as it's so confused and evil, it's cowardly to turn away from it,’" (Campbell Bartoletti). Showing her resilience and distinct identity and will, Scholl believes that it is cowardly to not take action against adversity. Although she knew that having and voicing her opinions was heresy, and that Fritz could turn her in, she still remained confident and unwavering about doing the right thing. Scholl made an impact on the world because she held onto her personality, and without her iconic and rebellious attitude towards life, she would not have made nearly the difference in the world. Professor Frank McDonough writes in his case study regarding Scholl’s impact today, “Enhanced public knowledge awareness and
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