Summary Of Commencement Speech By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Graduating from college is the time to begin a new chapter. Commencement speeches are to inspire and make graduating college students want to make a change. Now “Commencement Address” is a speech delivered by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at a graduation ceremony at Wellesley College, which is a private, women’s liberal arts college in the US. The speech was delivered in 2015 and Adichie is advising the graduating students of 2015 ‘to try’ and to stand up for themselves. She builds this on her own experiences in the speech and she also displays her concern regarding gender equality, where she speaks about women’s privileges.

The speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer born in 1977 who preaches the thoughts of a feminist, and she even says this herself, “Because I begun to ask myself what it really means to wear this feminist label so publicly.” She says that she is publicly advising others to live by the feminist thoughts, which has provoked other people - Her writing is her platform where she talks about things she cares about and although she has provoked other people, she insists that she does not speak to provoke, she believes that she speaks because the time on earth is short, and that we should use this short time to be ourselves. She is talking to an audience of only women and wants them to take in her advice. Now, this is an audience more suitable to understand the words she stands by. She already knows that the odds of them taking in her words are larger

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