For my specific research topic, I chose to focus and discover how Hitler persuaded large amounts of people to follow him by simply public speaking. Hitler who is known as notorious today, was once the leader of the German empire. I will place my focus on how this notorious man persuaded thousands of people that his way of thinking was not only correct but moral.
I will use multiple sources to answer many different questions. One of my many questions will focus on how his tone and language were specific to certain speeches he made, and why he used specific types of tone and language to convey his message. I will also look further into how he prepared his speeches for specific functions such as speaking to the public and/or speaking to dignitaries. The main focus of my research will be the reactions to Hitler’s speeches, and how this made him as powerful as he was. Another large factor, is how Hitler used his body language in a persuasive way when presenting a speech or address to the public. We are very visual people, so we can understand that the more stimuli during a speech the better we perceive it. I will use this human response to see how Hitler’s body language and gestures had an effect on his viewers and listeners.
I chose this topic because I think it is very interesting, and it is an important part of history. I am not trying to prove if Hitler was a bad person or not, because that is not the purpose of this research paper. I am simply going to find information to show how, as people, we can be easily persuaded to think something is good simply by the way it is presented. I hope that by finding the specific information on this topic, I can inform my readers that just because something is wrapped in a pretty package does not always mean it is pretty. Hopefully, we can learn that our own opinions should be the ones we focus on instead of the opinions of others.