Believing What You Preach

Adolf Hitler's presumed dominancy of the world and his self-proclaimed "master race" came to an end during World War II.During a five-year prison sentence (he served a total of thirteen months), Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, which is autobiographical and fanatical (Chambers 998).In this book, Hitler describes growing up in Vienna, life during World War I, and his revelation of the threat to the Aryan race.While developing ways to gain support for anti-Semitism, Hitler searches for his own origination of hatred toward the Jews.Atfirst, his arguments appear weak, but it appears that his original stance towards Jews will appeal to the masses.The Jews once confused them, just like him, and he gets this point across clearly.Throughout Mein Kampf, Hitler employs metaphors and rhetorical questions to make his readers think about their own stance on anti-Semitism and the superior Aryan race.
Hitler's uncertainty about his own hatred towards Jews makes his overall argument unbelievable, which contributes to the belief that he does not completely believe what he is saying. When discussing the Jewish domination of the press and media he said that the stories bordered on "indecency" and the language he heard was of an "alien race". However, Hitler never uses any specific examples to clarify his point.He goes on to say that it is a fact that "nine-tenths of all the literary smut…is to be ascribed to the account of one people" (Hitler 200).Here, Hitler skews the facts in order to appeal to the masses. This is common of Hitler throughout Mein Kampf, since lying about the Jewish race is the only way to get people to support him.Hitler tries to make the reader believe that not believing in what he is saying is a fault of their own, and not his.Hitler continues to analyze the Jews and believes that he has become " acquainted with the seducer of our nation". This &…


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