Rhetorical Analysis Of Charlie Chaplin 's ' The Great Dictator '

1205 Words Jun 28th, 2015 null Page
Rhetorical Analysis of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” Speech Have you seen the Tramp? If you do, you must know Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin was an esteemed English film director, a producer, and an actor who was famous for his role in silent movies. Until in 1940, According to Christian Delage in Charlie Chaplin – Official Website: “Filming The Great Dictator,” Chaplin decided to take a risk and broke his silence in the end of one of his movies, The Great Dictator, where he gave a powerful, yet very controversial speech during the threats of Nazism (par. 1-2). Since Chaplin was well known of a great actor, it was very clever of him to choose a movie as a media choice to deliver his subtle speech. He was carefully wrote the script of this speech, purposely, to encourage people around the world to fight against the dictatorship, greediness, and hatred, for the betterment, humanity, and unity.
Summarizing from Charlie Chaplin – Official Website: “The Great Dictator Synopsis,” Chaplin starred a dual role of a dictator and a poor Jewish barber in the Great Dictator movie. In the story, a humble Jewish barber was captured in the prisoner camp, where the dictator captured Jewish people. Fortunately, a barber managed to escape from the camp in a soldier uniform. Because a barber had similar looks to the dictator, soldiers mistaken him to the dictator, which consequently putting him on the podium to give speech as the great conquer. There, a generous barber gave a humanity and…

Related Documents