The Final Speech Analysis Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, was known as an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era known as silent film, and also wrote one of the greatest speeches ever written. It is during his speech, in the movie “The Great Dictator”, released in 1941, that Chaplin gives one of the most memorable speeches that is still conversed about in the present, and has in the past year been trending on social media due to its’ undeniable relevance towards today’s social issues. As with today the turmoil over the election, our current elected president and the way social media is led to perceive the views of the Republican Party. The purpose of this speech is to convey the idea that even …show more content…
He goes on to say that, “We all want to help each other. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery.” Chaplin states this so that he may appeal to everyone and anyone in all walks of life. It is a social convention people just want to have the ability to live their life with others in a peaceful and joyful state. Mr. Charles Chaplin continues saying, “… earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost our way,” furthering the point that humans want to ultimately coexist, without the threat of violence and Chaplin believes the world was created in a way that enables us to do just that. The only problem is that the memory of how to do such a thing has absconded from many people’s minds. “Greed has poisoned men’s souls…goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.” Here Mr. Chaplin is able to expertly use slang that the audience understands and associates with. This is the reason Chaplin gives for the ability to cohabitate having been forgotten. Over time, “machinery that gives us abundance has left us in want.” We can obtain all the essentials that are needed to live so very easily that our minds have been conditioned to think we are in need of
The Red Scare left a lasting effect on US government and society. In doing so, it deeply affected the elements of American popular culture. Pop culture is a key figure in our everyday social world whether we realize it or not. This reading refers to how big of a deal communism was, and how it impacted the nation. According to the text, “popular culture is created and marked by an entertainment industry and transmitted through channels of mass communication” (pg. 232). The key assets to pop culture were mothers and homemakers; each contributed a different role in society. Popular culture can be shaped by many influences, the main one being communism. Communism was taking away America’s freedoms and destroying its culture and it was becoming more than just a social issue.
In today's modern era, African American students are almost designed to fail America’s public school system. However, TED talks’ Malcolm London not only is not only one of many examples that excelled in a failed system, but also conquered it. His feisty, passionate performance take on the issues of American education system. Since school is lacking the unique aspects of humans and school is meant for competition, thus school is set up for failure; London develops a persona with audience to convince them high school is a training ground.
Of the countless speeches recorded in the Australian history, a few have transcended their original contexts and emotional battles to regain relevancy today. We have viewed the progress of the Indigenous population over time. Their outspoken ideas and reception withstand relevancy within our society today, regardless of altering values. Stan Grant’s empowering speech has touched the hearts of people throughout the nation. The unified aim of reflection on the lack of rights, freedom, justice and democratic rights given to the Indigenous people. Grant published his speech on the 6th of July 2015, in which he builds an argument to draw attention of the Australian population so that there can be more supportive for the disadvantaged and racially
Herbert Spencer was the most important Social Darwinist of the 19th Century. He was the first to begin thinking about evolutionist long before Darwin came out with his book on the "Origins of Species". He had many theories such as that everything evolves from one basic creature and then breaks off into more diverse species (Haberman (Hab.), 171). His theory was that social, political, and intellectual movements were caused by the development from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous. Spencer once stated, "If the advance of man towards greater heterogeneity is traceable to the production of many effects by one cause, still more clearly may the advance of society towards greater heterogeneity be
On the brink of war, with the enemy force appearing impenetrable and unstoppable, new Prime Minister Winston Churchill has the daunting task to rally parliament to enter the war. While speaking to the House of Commons, the representing body in the United Kingdom, he must not only create a lasting impression, but illustrate the logistics of the meeting as well as the dire importance of victory for the Allies. He opens with the immediate facts to answer any of the parliament’s doubts or concerns, then he focuses his attention to unity and expands his audience to the entire country of the United Kingdom to express the sentiment of unity and the importance of the call to arms.
In 1933 history was changed for the better. Nineteen thirty three was an era where people were left devastated by the lost of many essentials that people today would take for granted. Eighty four years ago in Washington D.C the 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, gave his first inauguration speech before later serving four additional years to his country. Many of people were awaiting to hear his words spoken loud and clear stating that change was imminent with the assistance of hard work and dedication. The president’s aspiration was clearly presented as he was there to help improve their situation with plans to make things better. The purpose of president Hoover’s speech was to appeal to many through the use of pathos and ethos accompanied by his use of well known rhetoric devices such as amplification.
During the 1920’s a series of events were set into motion that plunged America into one of the worst time of its existence come 1929 and later the Great Depression. Through the challenges America faced, it arose to become the world’s strongest leading economical and political superpower. As the country began to emerge stronger than ever, leaders arose to the occasion and aided its progression as a world power. One such leader was be Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Due to his actions, the memory of him was preserved in the form of political cartoons for individuals to view and come to the conclusion that despite some ill feelings toward the man, he was a man of noble character who aided America in achieving greatness.
Rulers of European countries during the 17th century had almost unlimited autonomy over their respective countries. They were the head of government in all respects, and all decisions were eventually made by them. However, along with this autonomy came responsibility in the form of the people. If the decisions of these rulers did not improve the country, the possibility existed that their power would be either curbed or taken away by the people. As ruler of England in the early 17th century, Charles Stuart believed strongly in absolute power and a king’s divine right to rule. He believed that a king was given his power by God and therefore had no reason to answer to the people. The Parliament in England at the time
The holocaust is notorious for its dark and horrific past. Among the horrible tragedies was the story of Elie Wiesel and his family. The experiences that Elie has faced throughout his years of life has have greatly influenced his perspective on society. In his speech, he explains how he was a survivor of the holocaust, what he has been through, and what he has done after the holocaust to help improve society and to preach his humanistic ideas. He explains how everyone is equal. Society must work together to make sure a horrific act such like the holocaust will never happen ever again. The holocaust deeply affected Elie Wiesel’s perspective on society and in his speech, he makes sure to make sure history does not repeat itself.
Final Paper Rough Draft Auston Collins Ever since their inception in the early 1930’s, television programs have revolutionized the United States in countless ways. From informing millions about current news to allowing sports fans to watch their team playing across the country, television has truly been one of the most revolutionary inventions of the past century. More recently, television programs have begun to comment and take a position on current events. In particular, satire has been very common, as it uses wit and irony to critique certain aspects of society.
Occasion: This speech is given on June 1, 1950, in order to critique the government’s current issues. It was given during a time where many Americans were accused of being Communists or Fascists.
This 1950’s era movie has a man of power that inflicts fear into the people of America. Senator Joseph McCarthy, the equivalent of Reverend Parris, accuses people of being communists or having ties to communists. This has a lasting influence on the people being interviewed, the people watching: and as shown in the movie, the media. McCarthy’s power turned Americans against each other, while also bringing them together; his ability to do so was made possible through the power he had and received. One senator, J. William Fulbright, said about McCarthy, “The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.”
Cartoons have been a prominent and interesting apparatus for politics throughout the ages. Political movements, parties, and groups using propaganda to further their beliefs dates back to the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Though America faces an austere history, lighthearted propaganda colors its decades and gives them life. Political cartoons are so widely used in America that they have become a significant piece of pop culture. Moreover, because of their ability to capture the reader’s attention, propaganda is exploited throughout politics.The cartoons are wonders of the human imagination; illustrators create comical images and intertwine profound political opinions to influence their viewer’s mind. For example, one movement that abundantly grew from propaganda was the women’s rights movement. The artists of the seemingly despised cause drew controversial cartoons that set a fire in the hearts of women all over the world. Consequently, the same cartoons ignited a passionate war between women who wanted freedom, and those who believed that women could not handle that freedom. Through the use of colorful concepts and daring expressions, political cartoons display the influence of the women’s rights movement throughout history, while the cartoons of Anti-Feminists demonstrates the world’s reaction to the movement.
During the first year of World War II Winston Churchill is recommended by the former Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain as his replacement going on to win the election; becoming Prime Minister that following Friday. Before then, Churchill was not a popular person amongst the Members of Parliament due to mistakes made in World War I Nearly all of whom publicly denounced him, some going as far as to publicly mock and heckle his election speeches because of his record of making hasty rash decisions. However, Churchill managed to change the political atmosphere around him with a short, but powerful speech. “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat” uses masterful diction, repetition, and structure to keep his address to the assembled group of the House of Lords and Commons brief and informative, while indicating the importance of haste to achieve victory.
The movie «The Kings Speech» is a movie about a man that in the start of the movie is represented as the duke of York. He is the son of the current king, king George the 5th. Early in the movie we are presented with the main problem for the duke, which is his inability to speak publically. They tell us that the duke has something called “Demosthenes” which is a fear of public speaking. We see this problem very early when the duke is about to hold a speech on behalf of the king, but it is made very clear that he is incapable of doing so. The speech is cancelled early and we are introduced to one of his many speech therapists.