Rhetorical Analysis Of Hillary Clinton's Speech

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“If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all” (Clinton). Hillary Rodham Clinton has become famous for that statement during her speech to the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women plenary session. On September 5, 1995, in Beijing, China, country representatives came together to hear the first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton deliver her speech. As an advocate seeking a particular outcome, Hillary Clinton produced a speech to promote the empowerment of women worldwide and bring attention to the atrocities committed against women. Hillary Clinton is the First Lady and Senator; she shows credibility as an influential activist for women’s rights. She has been working “over the past 25 years” directly and relentlessly on “issues relating to women, children, and families” (Clinton). Also, Hillary Clinton was placed in circumstances where she was able to be more knowledgeable about the obstacles of “women in my (her) own country and around the world” (Clinton). …show more content…

The repetition of the statement “It is a violation of human rights when” makes the speech all the more memorable for the audience. The persuasion transitions to encouragement. Through this statement “We share a common future, and we are here to find common ground so that we may help bring new dignity and respect to women and girls all over the world, and in so doing bring new strength and stability to families as well”, the women feels empowered and hopeful for what is yet to come. Hillary Clinton uses the pronoun “we” throughout the entire speech, which indicates that she is speaking on behalf of an institution or as a representative. In this case, Hillary Clinton is representing women and aiming to bring dignity and respect to

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