Winston Churchill's We Shall Fight On The Beaches

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During WWII, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, calls upon Britain to not give up hope during a time of defeat, to turn the tables on Germany, to take the fight to them and to win. The purpose of Churchill’s speech, “We Shall Fight on the Beaches”, is to revive the spirits of the citizens and soldiers who have relinquished their hope . He adopts an inspiring, patriotic tone in order to convey that the British cannot be easily conquered. Churchill opens his speech by establishing that no matter the circumstances, Britain will rise out of the ashes to protect its citizens and land. He appeals to the emotions of the beaten down audience by acting as their friend rather than an authoritative position. By demonstrating that…show more content…
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. He uses anaphora and repetition to captivate the audience's attention even more and raises his voice to tell how “we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender” (Churchill). Moving forward, he repeats “we shall” in order to get the crowd more involved and make his tone have a stronger, positive effect. Churchill conveys his anaphora diction to get a reaction from out the citizens to build their esteem back. Winston Churchill inspires the British troops to get back on the fighting grounds to represent their country with dignity. By using rhetoric, Churchill encourages the soldiers to preserve through the difficult times. Britain is a strong nation, they are not alone in this
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