Elie Wiesel winner of the nobel peace prize, in his speech demonstrates hope, despair, and memory and how it affects one life. He brings this to attention when he states that “all those victims need above all is is to know what they are not alone; that we are not forgetting them...that while their freedom depends on ours, the quality of our freedom depends on theirs”(11). Just like Wiesel’s speech, A long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah shares a view similar to Wiesel , about the importance of hope, despair, and memory and how they can affect the lives of many. This relates to Ishmael Beah, a boy who violently lost his family and sucked into the world of drugs and killing. Both Wiesel and Beah have experienced traumatic events filled with despair,
Many civil rights leaders have spoken out about their controversial views of how to address injustices. For instance, during the Civil Right Movement, Kathie Amatniek and Harvey Milk both spoke to voice that their societies that are directing injustices towards gays and women. Using pathos and metaphors, Amatniek wants America to rid of traditional views of gender. Meanwhile, Harvey Milk uses using pathos, diction and humor to connect with his mainly homophobic audience to abolish the negative stereotypes of gays. In both Amatnieks Funeral Oration for the Burial of Traditional Womanhood and Milks The Hope Speech similar rhetorical appeals and stylistic devices are used to say what the audience, as an individual, should change social injustices.
For my Written Task 1, I chose to write a speech from the perspective of Romaine Patterson, who started Angel Action. Romaine Patterson founded Angel Action in 1999 in order to fight back against Westboro Baptist Church when members picketed with hate-filled signs during the funeral of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old who was beaten to death in Wyoming for being gay. During class, we discussed hate crimes predominately focusing on The Laramie Project involving the Matthew Shepard case. We also discussed other cases involving hate crimes such as the Brandon Teena case. In the speech, I talk about how Romaine Patterson feels about these hate crimes and the reasons she created Angel Action. This is a speech that Romaine Patterson would be giving
Chrétien’s speech is mainly targeted towards Quebecers wishing to separate from our country. This speech took place prior to the referendum regarding the issue of whether or not Quebec should proclaim its individual sovereignty. Chrétien also recognizes Quebec as a “distinct society” whilst specifying Quebec’s unique language and culture which makes it an admirable community. To bring this all together, Chrétien stresses the beauty in Canadian diversity, generosity, tolerance and respect which is idolized by other foreigners. I appreciated how Chrétien identified and acknowledged Quebecers cries for change and even says that he knows the separatist party will guarantee exactly that. This brings an essence
The speech from 1905 given to the Philadelphia convention of the National American Women’s Suffrage association by Florence Kelley highlights the issue of child labor in poor working conditions that had to be changed. Kelley manipulates her sentences into a large variety of fluid syntax structures and displays a prolific use of shifting between quantitative evidence and short anecdotes along with sporadic yet organized placements of repetition; in using these devices, she persuades her audience to act on stopping these abhorrent roles placed onto young children.
In Roper v. Simmons there are two issues that must be addressed, the first being the issue of moral maturity and culpability. The defense in the trial phase of this case argued that Mr. Simmons was an at an age where he was not responsible enough to fully understand the effects and consequences of his actions. The majority draws on Atkins v. Virginia to argue that this specific precedent supports their case that the death penalty should not be imposed on the mentally immature or impaired. However, an important point to be made is that the Atkins v. Virginia decision is geared towards the clinical definition of mental retardation: significant limitations that limit adaptive skills. Also, another important question to consider is the competency and premeditation of Mr. Simmons’ crime in this case. The argument that four months would be
The argument over a woman’s right to choose over the life of an unborn baby has been a prevalent issue in America for many years. As a birth control activist, Margaret Sanger is recognized for her devotion to the pro-choice side of the debate as she has worked to provide sex education and legalize birth control. As part of her pro-choice movement, Sanger delivered a speech at the Sixth International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference in March of 1925. This speech is called “The Children’s Era,” in which she explains how she wants the twentieth century to become the “century of the child.”
The Republicans have won and Abraham Lincoln is now the new president. The great debate continues regarding the hot topic of secession. The state of Georgia appears to be the site where this issue of secession is currently being debated by Alexander Stephens and Robert Toombs. The issue is whether the confederate states of South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia,Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas have the right to secede from the union or not. The country is divided between the North (the Union) and the South(Confederate States). The issues being debated include state rights and disagreements over tariffs but the greatest division is on the issue of slavery, which is legal in the South but is gradually being banned by states north of the Mason-Dixon
During the Progressive Era, women began reforms to address social, political, and economic issues within society. Some addressed the issues with education, healthcare, and political corruption. Others worked to raise wages and improve work conditions. Among these (women) is Carrie Chapman Catt, a leader of the women’s suffrage movement. Beginning her career as a national women’s rights activist in 1890, she was asked to address Congress about the proposed suffrage amendment shortly after two years. To urge the arrogant politicians to pass the women’s suffrage amendment to the Constitution, Chapman Catt not only induces fear and culpability in them, but the language she employs also establishes herself as a credible individual by aligning with respected figures and emulating the politicians’ style of speech.
“Malcom X” is a great movie where Denzel Washington plays the role of Malcom X. Washington did a phenomenal job playing this role. After doing my research on Malcom X in the past, Malcom X once said “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against”. In the speech that I will focus on Malcom X shockingly said he stands for nothing but what he was when he was born; a black man. Malcom X’s address to the people of Harlem grabbed many people’s attention. I believe the speech is meant to inspire and encourage the people, and convey the position of a black man in America. (Basically describing how one cannot do anything without a white man’s permission) With this I will tell who the audience was and how they
On November 13th, 1969, Spiro Agnew, who was the Vice President at the time, gave the speech, Television News Coverage, about how news producers are becoming too powerful (Bibliography.com.) To successfully inform his audience, he uses many rhetorical strategies to keep everyone engaged and attentive. Agnew delivered an exceptional speech by using multiple techniques such as analogies, anaphoras, parallelism, and rhetorical questions to justify this problem to his audience.
This source was written in 1542, and this speech was given to the people of the country of Spain. The Martolome De Las Casas, the lord Prince of Spains don Felipe gave this speech to the people. Giving this speech, the Prince shows how horrid the idea of the Christians killing and destroying the Indies. The Christians represent the English and the Indies are the Indians. The Christians invaded North America and stole the Indians’ gold, food, and killed a multitude of them: “The cause for which the Christians have slain and destroyed so many and such infinite numbers of souls, has been simply to get, as their ultimate end, the Indians’ gold of them, and to stuff themselves with riches in a very few days, and to raise themselves to high estates... owing to the insatiable greed and ambition that they have had, which has been greater than any the world has ever seen before” (2 Bartolome De Las Casas).
Knowing the part of speech and utilizing them correctly is essentially to good communication. Insuring proper noun/verb agreement prevents the reader from getting distracted while reading the material presented to them. However, this skills takes a lot review and practice over the years to master.
One situation I have been in where the speaker is not in tune with the audience is when the political figure Joni Ernst came to speak to my school about the election last year. We happened to have had an exchange student from Ukraine that month, whom Mrs. Ernst had no idea about. But the rest of the school knew that the exchange student was a student reporter who was going to interview Ernst after the speech. Ernst wrapped up her speech with talking about how being in Ukraine was, how prehistoric they lived, and how bad their economy was- which made the exchange student angry and the school fearful for the confrontation that was about to come. In the end, Joni Ernst should have spent her time talking about her beliefs and what she wants
Literature is a window to past societies and ancient cultures; through it people are granted the opportunity to be transported in time, and are given the ability to understand the intricate dealings of societies, make sense of their behavioral patterns and the ways in which they conducted their matters. Because Native American literature was not always documented, researchers lacked the materials necessary to fully decipher the Native American cultures and comprehend their view on certain events that were originally narrated from an immigrant’s point of view. They were forced to rely on the rare occurrences of translated versions of oral literature and work with seldom written accounts by English speaking natives. Through Red Jacket’s speech