Christopher Reeve's Connotative Speech

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Christopher Reeve is an actor who has become paralyzed and is at the democratic national convention to talk about the importance of passing the American Disabilities Act. He uses connotative diction to help the listeners understand his point of helping disabled people as a nation.
For example, Reeve speaks about family values. He says that this nation is one giant family and explains the family needs to help family. He says that every person, no matter their “type”, has value. In paragraph 1 he states, “I think it means we’re a family. We all have value.” He says if we are a true family, we need to recognize family members hurting. He explains how people you can be so close to can have a disease or may be disabled and sometimes you may not

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