Comparing Speeches Essays

  • Comparing Speeches of Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez

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    Both of the speeches, Martin Luther King's and Cesar Chavez', are powerful peices and communicate one vision: equality. King and Chavez have two very different styles of writing but the message from both is simmilar. for example both king and chavez discuss how their people are discriminated against because of their skin color, and how their people have neither the right to vote in the the south, nor the will to vote in the north , and in Chavez' situation, to have their vote counted. however similar

  • Comparison of the Two Speeches in Julius Caesar

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    Comparison of the Two Speeches in Julius Caesar In William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, two speeches are given to the people of Rome about Caesar's death. In Act 3, Scene 2 of this play Brutus and Antony both try to sway the minds of the Romans toward their views. Brutus tried to make the people believe he killed Caesar for a noble cause. Antony tried to persuade the people that the conspirators committed an act of brutality toward Caesar and were traitors. The effectiveness

  • The Speeches of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments, Solitude of Self, and Home Life

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    The Speeches of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “Declaration of Sentiments”, “Solitude of Self”, and “ Home Life” Not long ago, in the nineteenth century, the words that our forefathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence, “that all men were created equal,” held little value. Human equality was far from a reality. If you were not born a white male, then that phrase did not apply to you. During this period many great leaders and reformers emerged, fighting both for the rights of African Americans

  • A Comparison of Two Commencement Speeches and an Education Article

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    Education is knowledge obtained in order to reach one’s full potential. A human being is not in the proper sense until they are educated. Two commencement speeches, “Failure and Imagination” by J.K. Rowling and “Real Freedom?” by David Wallace, and an article titled “The 4-Stage Response to Low Student Achievement” by John Lemuel, all have several aspects of education in common and provide knowledge and inspiration about the real idea and necessity for education. In these works, they all use personal

  • 2005 Kenyon Commencement Speech: This Is Water By David Wallace

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    Rat Race “There happens to be whole, large parts of adult American life that nobody talks about in commencement speeches. One such part involves boredom, routine and petty frustration” (Wallace 2005). This is what David Wallace in his 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address This Is Water refers to as the day in and day out of every day adult life. Wallace breaks the mold of commencement speeches with his nontraditional way of telling graduates the truth about adult life and what it means to learn how to

  • Commencement Speech: David Foster Wallace

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    Commencement speeches are often a sending off to the graduates by a highly regarded person, and is suppose to have a purpose. The purpose of the speech is to: motivate, inspire, encourage, provoke, a call to action, and to give hope to the graduates as well as congratulate them on their achievements. Often the speaker is someone who is famous or have been successful in their life. In regards to how the speech is given, it usually starts out with the speaker congratulating the class. They will typically

  • Wallace Commencement Speech Analysis

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    He acknowledges the fact that his speech is different from other commencement speeches, almost as if he is self-conscious of the fact that his is not like those. We all know the many clichés that come with any motivating speech, and so does Wallace when he states, "Please don’t worry that I 'm getting ready to lecture you about compassion

  • Julius Caesar Essay: Brutus's and Antony's Speeches

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    Brutus's and Antony's Speeches in Julius Caesar William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is a tragic story of the dog and the manger.  After Caesar is killed Mark Antony, a good friend of Caesar, plots to revenge his bloody death.  He knows there is strength in numbers, and through a speech at Caesar's funeral, Antony plans to win the crowd of Rome and turn them against Brutus and the other conspirators.  Cassius is one of the leading conspirators and is weary of Antony; Brutus is confident that there

  • Persuasive Speech Essay

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    with the class an interesting and informative way to learn something new. Due to the speeches time limit, I knew I needed to be well prepared. I wanted to be less nervous before and during my speech. While presenting I was nervous, but I didn’t really have time for these feelings to sink in because I was focused on the information I wanted to share with the audience. I enjoyed presenting in the second group of speeches so I could see my peers different types of speaking style. The audience seemed alert

  • A Critique of Bush's Speeches after September 11

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    A Critique of Bush's Speeches after September 11 After the terrorists attacks on September eleventh, President Bush had to prepare himself to address the nation with intensions to calm the United States citizens and give them some answers. The President had many speeches in the week after this happened and some words he used were not as concise as they could have been. These words and phrases are his attempts to comfort the United States people but only anger the terrorists he has declared war

  • Analysis Of The Stanford Commencement Speech

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    expectations for his speech. For Steve Jobs the 2005 Stanford Commencement speech was a success because he had a clear and focused message and it was engaging in content. In 2005 at the Stanford Commencement Ceremony Steve Jobs gave his most famous speeches. Although Steve Jobs himself has never graduated Ivy League School or even any college he was still well qualified to speak

  • Mother Teresa's Unconditional Love

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    Mother Teresa’s Unconditional Love The book, One Heart Full of Love, is a combination of speeches and interviews featuring Mother Teresa given during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. It’s very obvious to me that Mother Teresa was a very simple woman. Each of the chapters in the book covers virtually the same information. The stories discussed in her speeches were all very similar. She seemed to use the same stories but add a little different twist depending on the crowd she was addressing. I really

  • Outline of Romeo And Juliet Key Speeches From Act II

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    Key Speeches 1. a. Romeo b. Romeo sees Juliet moving around in her room. He snuck into the Capulet orchard and is talking about Juliet. c. NO VOCAB d. yonder- over there envious- jealous e. But wait, what's that light in the window over there? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Rise up, beautiful sun, and kill the jealous moon. The moon is already sick and pale with grief because you, Juliet, her maid, are more beautiful than she. f. soliloquy personification metaphor symbolism

  • Comparing Speeches in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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    Comparing Speeches in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar In my essay I am going to compare two very important speeches in Shakespeare's famous play 'Julius Caesar'. They are two argumentative speeches from two parties. Antony, who is one of Caesars most beloved and trusted friends, and Brutus and his group of Conspirators, who assassinated Julius Caesar to claim the throne. Both of the speeches are spoken in

  • Comparing The Speeches Of Elizabeth And Winston Churchill

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    Similarly, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth both gave speeches to unify and rally the country’s people for war, but in contrast they have different tones and persona towards war which makes one of them more effective. Churchill’s speech showed exigence, force, and urgency because he believed that war was inevitable. On the other hand, Elizabeth’s speech showed positivity, courage, and determination because she felt like it was foolish for anyone to try and invade her borders. Both great leaders

  • Steve Jobs Argumentative Essay

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    Today´s society is filled with people that only care about money and a person's profession when it comes to valuing an individual's life. Many people think that having a lot of money, college degrees, and working for a top notch business or company defines who they are, but what about the people who may not be successful in the world's view, but are happy because they are doing what they love to do ? Steve Jobs gave a commencement speech at Stanford University, in 2005, advising the graduates to

  • Comparing President Obama and Governor Christie's Speeches

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    appear to compare and contrast to each other. The two speeches are similar in their rhetoric as during the introduction, both of them appealed to the people of their individual, separate governments. The two speeches were similar in specific topics that were covered by Obama and Christie. Obama and Christie highlighted the issues of education, job training, health care, job growth, the economy, and infrastructure investment. The two speeches not only outlined the successes and failures of the specific

  • Comparing Brutus And Mark Antony's Funeral Speeches

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    There are many similarities and differences in Brutus and Mark Antony’s funeral speeches and outcomes. One of the main differences between the speeches, is how they choose to relate to the people. Brutus chooses to use logic and reasoning, because he knows the people of Rome are very smart people. This is shown when he says, “Believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor that you may believe. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses that you may the better judge” (Shakespeare

  • Personal Pride In High School

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    Throughout my high school tenure at Roncalli High, I’ve been graced with some of the best teachers around. They have taught me to have pride, passion, and courage in everything that I pursue. Roncalli is a school where excellence is our average and the students are pushed to go farther than they think they can. These specific values have stuck to my heart and I know will carry me through my collegiate years. My pride isn’t just in the school that I represent, whether that be my high school or SDSU

  • Puritan effect on Literature

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    Literature has always revealed a great deal about the attitudes and beliefs of different cultures. Puritan authors in the late 17th and early 18th centuries wrote poems, persuasive speeches, stories, and first hand accounts that reveal their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Described especially was the Puritan’s deep regard for religion and their fear and love of God. William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation was written in 1630 as a description of Bradford’s experiences in the New World. The main