Analysis Of Commencement Address At Wellesley College

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It’s believed that men and women are born and treated equally, but is this theory true or false? Gender equality is and has always been an important issue. In many countries and part of the world, women’s have always been seen as inferior to men, where they have been commanded to do only simple tasks, which includes housework and taking care of the children’s. The more difficult tasks, including money-making, where left to the men, who were seen as the dominant and more influential gender. These are some of the facts which are presented in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s speech, “Commencement Address at Wellesley College”, in 2015.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s speech begins her speech, “Commencement Address at Wellesley College”, by thanking Wellesley College, a women-only institution in Massachusetts, for inviting her to take part in the graduation. Adichie explains that she has chosen a yellow head wrap to match the color of the graduating class. Adichie, later on, addresses the issue of being a woman, in relation to gender equality, by telling a personal story. She recalls the moment where she was disrespected by a man who believed that her opinions did not matter because of her gender. Adichie tells the audience that gender inequality is an issue that she always has been aware of. She continues to talk about the privileges offered to men, which will never be offered to females. Adichie then talks about her mother, who was the first female registrar of the University of
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