Rhetorical Analysis Of The Last Lecture By Randy Pausch

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The Last Lecture, Rhetorical Analysis of Randy Pausch
Dr. Randy Pausch enticed to the world with his approach in how he views life and accepts the idea of death. His unique attitude towards death is based on the idea that one is still able to have fun even when death is knocking at their door. He conveyed this message of having fun at all times through a tangible example of his own take on life during his final days. “The Last Lecture” he titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" wasn't about death, it was about living and recognizing the importance of overcoming obstacles and enabling the dreams of others and seizing every moment as if it was one’s last. In reference to his Tigger or Eeyore analogy, where he separates the world into …show more content…

The first and second segments, “Childhood dreams” and “enabling the dreams of others” focused on times in Pausch’s life where he was able to achieve his childhood dreams and use what he has learned as a professor and mentor to support his students in enabling their childhood dreams. Pausch additionally discusses the creation of the course "Building Virtual Worlds”, which involves the creation of virtual reality environments. Through this course, Pausch creates a program called "Alice- The Infinitely Scalable Dream Factory" because he wants for everyone to chase and fulfill their dreams. This software allows students to make video games and movies, giving them the opportunity to learn something hard while still having fun. He believes that "the best way to teach somebody something is to have them think that they're learning something else." For the third and final topic covered in his lecture, called "Lessons Learned", Pausch introduces new and familiar lessons that he has learned throughout his lifetime. In the final section of “Lessons learned,” Pausch imparts wisdom by instructing the audience of the ways could choose to live their lives. Pausch clearly states that having relationships with other people are important mechanisms of life, and everyone should be aware of and attentive to the needs of others around

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