No attempting-to-be-insightful blog posts today, I have a straight-up favor to ask. I was supposed to write something for this contest hosted by Urban Fantasy Writers. The goal was to re-write a historical speech (i.e., "I have a dream") with an UF twist.
I need a speech.
In particular, I was thinking about re-writing one of Hitler's speeches, since it would set up well for a human vs vampire or something set-up. However, I don't know much about such things, and I've been swamped with little details like, uh, graduating. So if you faithful readers could do me a solid, I'd be forever in your debt.
If anyone could suggest a historical speech, preferably with a link to a copy of the text or something. Then I can write something off it. I know that I should be doing the research myself, and feel free to scold me for my lack thereof, but I wanted to finish this. The deadline is this weekend. Don't worry about the writing part, I'll get it done. I just need some good source material.
11 June, 2008
Kaden: Seeking Aid!
Posted by Jacob at 8:07 PM
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NP's link's got some gooood stuff. Might I suggest Churchill's "Blood, Toil, Sweat and Tears," or his Iron Curtain speech? Great, great oration. There's also Elie Wiesel's beautiful, stark speech there - less well known, very, very gut-wrenching.
This is by no means a historical speech, but it's three great speeches in one, and it might give you a good boost:
(And yes, I'm too lazy to do the hyperlink. So sue me.)
My personal favorite is Eisenhower's farewell address.
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