Rhetorical Analysis Of Mary Fisher's Speech

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Having watched Mary Fisher's speech at the Republican National Convention of 1992, I noticed these characteristics related to her attempts to engage her audience, her comparison between herself and other inflected with the same disease, and her response to the "rhetorical situation".Within a few weeks of the disease HIV, you will have flu-like symptoms. Then the disease is usually asymptomatic until it progresses to AIDS. The symptoms of AIDS include weight loss, fever , fatigue, and recurrent infections. There has been no cure yet found for AIDS but there is medication that can slow down the process.There are four ways that you can catch HIV. The four ways are; Sexual intercourse (vaginal and anal),Oral sex (mouth-penis, mouth-vagina),Sharing injection needles, and Mother to Child. To continue,Mary fisher contracted HIV from her husband during marriage.Throughout Mary Fisher's speech she says that “It does not care whether you are Democrat or Republican. It does not ask whether you are black or white, male or female, gay or straight, young or old.” When Mary Fisher states this she tells the people of America that HIV/AIDS does not care who you are and no one is safe from HIV/AIDS. Also throughout Mary Fisher's speech she states that “Largely unknown a decade…show more content…
Mary Fisher is a inspirational women that told America that she is HIV-Positive. Mary Fisher tells the people of America that they need to stop avoiding the topic of HIV/AIDS. She uses the rhetoric situation that Dr.Lloyd Blizzarts explains in his paper, “The rhetoric question”. Throughout Mary Fisher's speech she tells America that the more we don't talk about HIV/AIDS, the more Americans die. Ever since Mary Fisher's inspirational speech HIV/AIDS is no longer the third leading killer in America. HIV/AIDS is no longer one of the top 10 diseases that kill Americans. Fortunately people are no longer hiding the disease of

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