Analysis Of The Excerpt Queen Elizabeth 1 Against The Spanish Armada 1588 Essay

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Marion .K. Benson­Namuwaya
Prof: Monica Poole
Course: His­112 WB
Date: 10/13/2013 Analysis of the Excerpt: Queen Elizabeth 1: Against the Spanish Armada, 1588
In any organization or country, motivating managers and employees plays a significant role in achieving the overall goals of an organization (Shakespeare, p.15). To be precise, in times of crisis, it is vital for a nation or country to motivate its soldiers. At the time of invasion by Spain, the Queen of England played a significant role in motivating her people and those on the battlefield. For instance, she tells them “I myself will take up arms; I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field” (Halsall, This is to assure the soldiers that emerging victorious will result in numerous benefits.
Human beings have distinct ambitions on this earth. There are those who desire for power, wealth, and greed, and there are those whose major purpose is to protect and ensure that other people live a comfortable life by dedicating their lives in serving them. Political figures in the world are often in pursuit of power and wealth. As a result, some invade other countries’ territories with an aim of expanding their territories and gaining power over those residing in those countries. In such times, invaded countries need to have leaders who are strong and capable of protecting their sovereignty and their resources. Queen Elizabeth 1 of England, in
1588, gave her troops a motivational speech. In her speech, she made use of a wide range of rhetorical devices, including sentence structure, descriptions, and diction, to positively motivate

the soldiers and make them prepared for the invasion and emerge victorious. “But I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe should dare invade the borders of my realms; to which rather than any dishonor should grow by me, I myself will take up arms” (Halsall, The queen also makes use of positive sentence structure, descriptions, and diction to motivate her citizens into protecting and defending their country from Spanish invasion. For instance, she addresses them using kind words such as loving and faithful “My loving people we have been persuaded by some, that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to the armed multitudes” (Halsall, The use of positive…