Churchill was a man who inspired his followers by being brave and honorable. His spirits were always high no matter the odds. He convinced Britain to never surrender stating, ‘“Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar”’ (Be Ye 4). Even today Churchill’s speeches are relevant. His speeches expressed how he would rather face death by standing for what is just, right, and true. He refused to give into oppressors such as Hitler and his quest to conquer the world for Nazi-Germany. As Churchill states, “Most sacred pledge that whatever happens they will fight to the end, be it bitter or be it glorious.” These statements are still used by many politicians, as well as men and women in powerful positions. When you think of all the craziness that was occurring in the world, reading Churchill’s speeches you can almost imagine the sheer enthusiasm and passion that all who were around him listening felt. His words are so full of passion you can’t help but be inspired.
Mendoza 3Churchill approached his audience with honesty about issues that were occurring in the war. He told people how the Nazis passed the French front lines and how they need “largely assisted by the magnificent efforts of the Royal Air Force,” (Be Ye 1) and “need more airplanes, more tanks, more shells, more guns,” to be stronger than their enemy (Be Ye 3). Many leaders keep secrets that should be stated to the public. The way he approached his audience was with