Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in the city of Kosciusko, Mississippi in the United States. Winfrey came from a lower class family, being raised by just her mother in the city of Milwaukee, where she grew up throughout her childhood ( britannica ). A few months after Oprah Gail Winfrey was born, her mother abandoned her to be about to travel, her grandmother, Hatti Mae Le raised her as her own daughter after her mother’s absences. Throughout her childhood, she lived in a terrible environment, but thanks to her grandmother she was able to become the women she is today, she taught her how to read and write. As a little girl she loved playing with her farm animals and gave them little cute nicknames, according to the reading Oprah
With continued persistence, Oprah gained her own television talk show and is now the highest-paid performer on television. Oprah’s ambition was what drove her to continue her fight through her hard childhood, and make a positive, healthy life for herself. If Oprah lacked the ambitious qualities that she had and gave up, she would likely be trapped as a damaged and troubled woman who let her passed experience define who she
The reputation of women is expressed in her speech. She talks about how women are just as powerful as men, women can do the same job that a man can do, women deserve the same job opportunities as men. She appeals to her audience’s emotions by talking about her life and how she grew up with the diversity between blacks and white. She felt the same diversity happening between men and women, and how men were becoming more “powerful” than women. Chisholm used the rhetorical device antithesis in her speech by saying, “The physical characteristics of men and women are not fixed, but cover two wide spans that have a great deal of overlap.”
Women like this face harsh criticism from older generations, but they are celebrated by their generation and by those younger. They are the ones seen making speeches and not following the norms of society. Last but definitely not the least are women who struggle like Evelyn. They are strong, hardworking and powerful women. While they struggle to find who they are and struggle to be confident, they are stronger for it.
During her time in slavery, Shyima was mistreated. When she was moved to the U.S. on August 3, 2000, she was treated worse because she was the only worker they’d brought with them. Shyima was constantly both verbally and physically abused. “The Mom was a master at making many of the people around her feel like dirt”(72). She would yell derogatory words, like “You’re nothing, nobody”(73), and that she was a “stupid girl”(26).
Oprah’s display as an orator should not go unnoticed. Throughout the entirety of her delivery, Oprah projects herself with a clear, calm, and strong yet soft emphasis. Oprah maintains stern eye-contact with the audience, and presents herself in a strong, iron-body demeaner. These oratorical techniques coincide to further captivate the audience and continue to ease the audience into the persuasion of the viewpoint presented in her speech. Given controversies of sexual assault in recent times, as well as ideas of feminism and female
I am going to talk about a woman who made a great impact to the ones who did not believe in her from the beginning of her dreams. She made woman see different from the people who is chauvinist. Her name is Ellen Ochoa. She was born in 1958 in Los Angeles California. She considers her hometown La Mesa California.
In the past, Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Indeed this is true. With determination, the shy, fearful girl with a tough childhood chose her own path in life and got to where she was known today, as a heroic person who did extraordinary, positive deeds for humanity. A real hero is someone who shows courage, selflessness, willingness, as well as empathy to others by his or her actions. Proving to people that women can handle many difficult tasks, supporting human rights, along with turning the role of first lady into more than just greeting guests at the White House has definitely shown that Eleanor Roosevelt is truly an influential hero in U.S History.
As one can see in the speech given by Sojourner Truth in 1851, “Ain’t I a Woman”, she believes that women’s right and, even more specifically, African American women’s right are extremely important. In her speech presented in Akron, Ohio, she takes many points of her opponents and finds counterclaims to rebut them. She uses points such as how she has been treated compared to how other woman have been treated, the lack of intelligence the men assume she has, and she even poses the question of where Christ came from to rebut one of their points. While addressing these topics she uses a very clever strategy, of taking the arguments against her to make the point of how they would not be relevant. As the reader can see, Truth makes excellent points
In her speech, Sojourner Truth asks a question, then answers it with an ethical answer which had an effective outcome on the audience. SHe asks “Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him!”. This shines light behind many beliefs of many people.
In the speech she said, “In my career, what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome.” Oprah is trying to say that she is trying to limit the amount of people that use willful ignorance to not speak up. This is because she says she is trying to say something about how people act. She is trying to not be willfully ignorant and is trying to get people’s stories out to others so they won’t be willfully ignorant.
Nelson Mandela has an exceptional point of view on courage, as he once said "Courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." Like Mr. Mandela, Melinda Sordino in Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson also learned this throughout her time as a ninth grader. The character Melinda has many encounters that test her courage throughout the book. The first act of bravery that stood out to me was when Melinda put her emotion's into art.