Review of Patton's speech to the Third Army

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Good old George Patton, he gave such amazing speeches. I truly wish I could have had the chance to go to one. He was a great man and I got to be in his shoes during the Movers and Shapers conference my sophomore year. Man, I loved that day. I have never been so fascinated by someone from history in my whole life. When I was first told I had to dress up and act as someone else I thought it was going to be a major drag, but when I started reading Patton’s journal I was getting more and more excited about becoming him. He can change your views and emotions with only a few lines. I never even knew him but he has made a huge impact on my life. Through his speech to the troops of the Third Army, one can learn a lot about him. His aggressiveness probably being the one most notice first. One will also realize how deep his hatred for cowards really goes. He would not put up with them and even slapped two soldiers for it. That was one of the qualities that really intrigued me. He would be very tough on his soldiers yet they still loved him and followed him everywhere. Why? He got the job done, that’s why. His choice of words is incredibly…colorful. He often cussed, but hey, it had the soldiers listening! My favorite part would probably be the last line, ‘Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and a Son-of-a-Goddamned-Bitch named Georgie Patton!’ That is something I would tell my kids! I mean, he said it himself, so why not? Haha. Patton’s first paragraph was definitely true. We Americans hate losing, hate losers, any of that. His second, though seeming like it is going to be horrible from the beginning talking about death and all, is a caring one. He tells his soldiers not to fear death, which coming from Patton, was probably a comfort. That man was insane, yet a genius. I know, I read his
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