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Tilbury Speech Response

  • Date Submitted: 03/03/2013 06:26 PM
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In 1588, Queen Elizabeth gave a vigorous speech at Tilbury to her beloved troops before they were to go off and fight. The speech was made by the queen with power and with undeniable dignity. Queen Elizabeth’s makes this speech was in order to help instill fearlessness and confidence in her army, and give her a better chance to be successful and win the war.
Queen Elizabeth engraves the ideas that her troops are undefeatable and strong; by creating a bond that indicates that she has complete trust in them.   She opens her speech with “We have been persuaded by some that are careful to our safety” who are trying to cause a betrayal of trust, but she assures them that she “does not desire to live in distrust” of her faithful and loving people. Her passionate diction such as “we” and “desire” contributes to the idea that she is proving to the army that the safety is not only her responsibility, but is everyone who will involved in the battle. This persuades the soldiers to invest all of their strength into the battle and give them the confidence that they can be victorious, which will further exemplify their “loyal hearts and good-will.” Her repetition of the words “loyal” and “good-will” gives the soldiers mental strength to fight the war. Her persuasive writing style is to make the reader also believe that the army has confidence is not afraid of fighting the battle.   Queen Elizabeth establishes a sense of assurance in her troops by reminding them to “let tyrants fear” to insure that her army is intimidating and make them believe they have the power to successfully instill fear in the enemy and end in victory.  
Queen Elizabeth’s speech not only ignites a sense of confidence in the army, but also promises the Queen that her troops would be triumphant. Her passion is so strong for her army to win the war, that she “will take up arms…will be the general, judge and rewarder” of every virtue on the field. The diction used here in describing the reward for winning...

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