Immediately as the speech begins, Henry’s tone manifests itself and remains unwavering. Henry begins, “It is natural for a man to indulge in the illustration of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth” (1). This sheds insight on his message and portrays him as a well versed individual. He then strengthens his tone when he says
To be able to counterattack, one must know where the attack is coming from, hence analyzing the audience. By doing so, King is able to address his audience appropriately. In the preface, the
Queen Elizabeth wrote an inspiring speech to the Troops who fought for the Armada about their honor and power over this astonishing war. Alongside, Winston Churchill delivered a majestical yet powerful speech about the issue dealing with battle of Britain and the unifications needing to be healed. Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill both delivered exhilarating speeches to their troops and counties with the battle of Britain. The Queen delivers her speech to the courageous group of men and women who fought this rigid, enduring war. While Winston delivers his speech to the House of Commons. While analyzing and juxtaposing these two speeches and their contrastive audiences; it is very mere to see the compelling diction, dynamic emotion used in their speeches.
King uses an attacking tone in his next section. In this section, King hits the peak of emotion in his letter.
The majority of the sentences in King’s letter can be connected to logos, pathos or ethos and his incorporation of appeals is masterful.
King’s tone appears outwardly polite and deferential. However, the first hint of irony is when he uses ‘secretary’ in the plural, suggesting that he considers himself above them in material means. however, at the end of the first paragraph, he writes that he would try and answer their criticism in ‘patient’ terms. Since we are normally the most patient with people below our mental level, this changes his tone to tolerant and somewhat condescending, suggesting that he is doing them a great favor by taking the time to ‘answer their statement.’
The control King has over the flow of the passage only further proves King’s credibility as a skillful writer and speaker. This is seen in the first paragraph of the letter, where the juxtaposition of overly polite diction and backhanded compliments creates doubt in the
Through a personal anecdote, King describes the hardships that a parent has explaining the injustices to his daughter. He uses “tongue twisted and your speech stammering” and “tears welling” to give a relatable reason for why action must occur now. King implements pathos not only to appeal to emotions but also to show his reasoning for
Implanted throughout King’s impassioned letter, are several allusions to Adolf Hitler and WW2. King uses
As King’s tone in the letter begins to shift and change direction, so does his use of the rhetoric
King does an outstanding job in communicating the urgency of the situation without sounding personally impatient in his letter. His ability to create a sound argument without emotion makes his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” all the more provocative.
While The Kings Speech draws upon a number of historical facts and events, this is not its primary concern. The film is about the effect of a person’s family on how the person develops. For example, in The Kings Speech, King George VI’s brother abdicating and his father’s cruelty played a part in his stammer and lack of confidence. The film is also about the importance of a secure support system, for example Queen Elizabeth and Lionel Logue were Bertie's support system and they helped him overcome his stammer and lack of confidence. A third important issue in the film is about the different approach to class distinction by British and Australian people, as shown by the expectations of Bertie and Queen Elizabeth that Lionel Logue will do
Lionel then enters Buckingham palace, where the audience see gasmasks hanging on the entrance wall. This just emphasises that, everyone is aware that the Nazis are declaring war on the world. Then Lionel and Bertie rehearse the speech together. Throughout the rehearsal, Bertie uses the techniques that Lionel has taught him. For example when Bertie gets stuck at some points, he starts to sing the speech in familiar tunes such as “Camptown Races.” Bertie is about to pause while saying “This message is spoken with the same depth of feeling” and instead he says “This message is…” then he sings the following in the tune of ‘Camptown Races’ “Spoken with the same depth of feeling Doo-dah day.” To the audience, the way that Bertie practises his speech is quite strange and humorous because as an audience, one wouldn’t expect someone like a king to sing while practising a speech of such importance. Then he speaks a bit more and fills his pauses with swear words such as S**t, f*** and bug**r. This again changes the audience’s opinion of the king as no one would expect a king to swear while practising such a grave
1. Mr. Logue taught King George VI how to speak in public. He did this by addressing the kings feelings and digging into his thoughts. In doing so he was able to get down to the root of his issues. A few ways that Mr. Logue was able to assist the king in regard to his private speaking issues were by : listening to music, singing, strengthening his diaphram and repeating words. Listening to music was a very effective technique because it posed as a distraction and helped him get a steady rhythem. The music also made it so he was unable to focus in on his own voice and hear his stammer. Singing also helped give the King a nice rhythem but if you dig a little deeper it also makes sure that he has plenty of air. That is all thanks to him strengthening