“On the Nazi Invasion of Poland”
Neville Chamberlain wrote “On the Nazi Invasion of Poland”. He was born in 1869. His family had some money and he went to a prosperous private school in England. After his private school he went to the Bahamas and managed his father’s plantation for seven years. He went back to England and became a Businessman; he was elected lord mayor of Birmingham in 1915. Also in 1918 he was elected conservation MP. Chamberlain wrote this speech September 1, 1939. He resigned in 1940 and died later that year.
Chamberlain had written this speech for the people in the House of Commons. He seems to be speaking to the Officials of His country and other countries trying to take down the Nazi’s. This peace talks about how he tried to reason with Hitler and how he is going to take down the Nazi force. He is trying to get people to listen to him and get them on the side of fighting The German Nazi’s. He is trying to persuade and inform his country and some others to go to war with Germany to stop the Nazi’s. By discussing some History of the situation to get them on his side.
Chamberlain uses formal language with “big words”. Some examples of those are “arbitrament, equitable, catastrophe, and renunciation.” Chamberlain doesn’t happen to use an anecdote in his piece. Although he did use some quotes. An example of one is this “message sent to German government.”
Neville used all three pathos, logos, and ethos. Pathos: Anger- Nazi refused to cooperate. Logos: stated the attempt made to avoid war. Also Ethos: relationship with other government head authorities and head or government.
Chamberlain did not use any of the Rhetorical devices we discussed in class. Although Chamberlin did use other types of Rhetorical devices in his speech. One is rhetorical question “what was the reply of the German government? Another is “how do we stand at this time?” I think they were effective at where they were placed in his speech and at the...