Morale instilled calmness in people, reducing the feeling of panic within the city as this would have had an adverse effect on the war effort, such as blackouts, which would also risk lives. Morale also encouraged employment amongst the people of Britain as they felt a sense of patriotism towards their country, and therefore in turn wanted to help with the war effort, rather than feel they were useless and were losing the war. This enabled the productions of munitions which would help on the front line, the production of food which would help to feed the civilian population, and to help route out enemy spies, which led to the major internment of the foreign axis population, leading to the deportation of 7,000 “aliens”. Morale here gave a huge boost to the industry. Morale was mainly controlled using censorship, which was another key factor of propaganda, and had a resounding effect on the British population.
“Analyzing the Text” Michael Levin’s, “The Case for Torture” argues that there are various reasons for allowing torture in the United States of America. Michael Levin believes that torture is justified when victims are at risk, claiming that torture is not merely permissible but morally mandatory. The author makes hypothetical scenarios in which people’s lives are in danger and preventing future events from occurring. Then stating his position on torture when people’s lives are placed in danger. Levin’s target audience is Americans because his use of American symbolism such as “July 4,” and “unconstitutional.” In addition, the United States is not the only victim of terrorist attacks.
earA Rhetorical look at Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation Given by Franklin Delano Roosevelt David Thayer English 112 This speech was in relations to the horrible and reprehensive attack on Midway. It was the start of the Unites States in World War II (WWII). The influence this speech had on the American people was of great importance to the acceptance of our entrance to the war. It showed that by allowing the people to know the gravity of this incident it would get their approval. President Roosevelt used Pathos and Logos to attract the nation to the idea that if we did not act swiftly with force we would get attacked again and many more innocent lives would be taken.
Hakluyt also pointed that the overflow of people, both in need of religious freedom and in want of more business opportunities, within England needed a place to go. America is not only perfect for dumping those excess peoples into, but also exceeds that by also bringing profit from those living in those colonies. One of the major points that Hakluyt drives home is the comeuppance to Spain by creating demand for goods and shipping, and thereby creating profit for England and away from the plundering Spanish. From the profits of the taxes and duties of the new shipping industry, Hakluyt believes a powerful navy can be built for the protection and preservation of the growing British Empire. In 1584, when Hakluyt wrote his Discourse, he says that England at the time was swarming with unemployed youths, men, soldiers, prisoners, and beggars.
Some such as Der Fuhrers Face had a comic theme with undertones of racism, whose message was to be thankful to be an American and be free to think and do what you wanted to Others like Hitlers children: an education in death played on the fear that it could happen here and empathy for the children of Nazi parents would have to grow up in that environment, but all of them portrayed Japanese or Germans to be unintelligent unattractive and lazy. Other forms of propaganda that were used were quite similar to Nazi propaganda. Compare the Nazi poster displaying the face of a large Jewish man over a burning battlefield. The caption on the poster says (translated) “The Jew, inciter of war, prolonger of war.” implying that the Jewish people were the cause of the war. As opposed to the America poster displaying a Japanese soldier with monkey like features and a sinister smile on his face carrying a nude unconscious America woman into a dark alley with a caption saying “this is the enemy.” Implying that the Japanese were primitive and deviant.
It is not acceptable to go beyond legal, moral, and/or ethical boundaries when the nation is at a risky time of war, but only on certain conditions. Some issues discussing this are the neutralism of U.S., the Executive Order #9066 declared by FDR, and the decision to drop the bomb. These issues greatly impacted America’s standing in the world and history immensely. It was recorded into history for the mistakes that we did and the damage we caused. The U.S. struggled with each issue and did what they thought was right, even if damage was caused.
Napoleon was successful for a variety of reasons until 1806. Motivation, Toulon, tactics, subordinates, ambition, meritocracy, Code Napoleon, Austerlitz and the enemy making mistakes were all very influential in his success. Motivation was a significant reason for Napoleon’s success as having a motivated army that fought hard for their leader was very useful in battle. He took time to speak to his soldiers asking them how their families were, he gave them medals if they deserved it, by doing this he gave them motivation and it also meant that others around them wanted to do better to receive praise themselves from Napoleon. He also gave speeches to the army to motivate them, which also developed the feeling of comradery within the ranks.
It is a love story. It is a story of self-sacrifice. It is a story of patriotism and good versus evil. Just the sort of story that will make the American public, who had been desperately trying to avoid entering into a world-conflict, feel uplifted and righteous in their personal loss and suffering. Set against the backdrop of exotic Morocco, Casablanca has become a melting pot of refugees from around the world.
Krikorian presents a good argument and has done his homework. The author seems to respect patriotism and feels we have a greater obligation to our citizens than foreigners. Krikorian speaks of a country we once were when our grandparents came to America but not that same country now. He argues our immigration laws need to be shaped to improve the United States along with the government enforcing more stringent immigration laws. This would shrink the illegal population and life for American workers would improve.
Casablanca Is love political? Love requires sacrifice; love awakens us to the world. War is synonymous with sacrifice and is capable of transforming people. In “Casablanca”, I saw many literal and metaphorical transformations that were passionately portrayed through love and (either the lack of or the abundance of) patriotism. I saw an awakening of moral altruism in the indelible ending with a prodigious gesture of sacrifice.