Paul Keating's Speech On Armistice Day

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Paul Keating’s speech “funeral service of the unknown soldier” (1993) was presented on Armistice Day in order for Australians unite and learn as a country by commemorating and reflecting the sacrifices thousands of Australians who have lost their lives in war. Keating addresses the need for unity and how we need to strive for peace. The speech being televised made it easily accessible to all Australians so that he would not isolate anyone rather as a means to unite. Keating emphasises on unity in ‘stick together’, ‘have bonds of mateship’ as a prime minister he is expected to speak in a formal manner but the use colloquial language invites the audience to not only establish a relationship with himself but also each other. Keating also effectively

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