Obama’s speech – English A Essay
In this assignment I would like to analyse and comment on Barack Obama’s speech “Back To School Event”, a speech delivered at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia in 2009. My main focus through my essay will be the way President Barack Obama addresses the audience and the values he advocates. I will also talk about the composition in the speech. At the end of my essay I will make a conclusion that will sum up my main points, which I have realized during my analysis. President Barack Obama held a speech at Wakefield High School, in which he told the students the importance of education, not only for their own responsibility, but the importance for the whole nation. He kept talking about this responsibility in the speech, one of the things he said was, that he had already been giving a lot of speeches about the teachers’ responsibility to inspire the students, and pushing them to learn, and the parents’ responsibility for making sure they stay on track, and get their homework done and so on. Barack Obama tells the students that the government, their parents and teachers can’t fulfil their responsibility. “But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents and the best schools in the world – and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfil your responsibilities”. This speech was broadcasted nationally to every student in all ages, in order to get Barack Obama’s message out. His message is that, the students must not give up, because they can follow the American dream and if they don’t fight for their education they will not only quit on the themselves, they will also be quitting on their whole country. Which is sure to set every thought in the students minds on fire, because it is a very big pressure to lie on them, to think that the entire country is depending on every individual and their education. I think that is the reaction that Barack Obama is hoping for all the...
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