9 March 2015
“Love Begins at Home” Speech Analysis
At the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in 1979, the small, fragile frame of a woman could be seen pacing up the stairs to the podium. Applause and cheers erupted throughout the crowd. One would think that it would be difficult to sum up the lifetime achievements and huge strides made of a woman so great, and so powerful. It was only after seventeen years of teaching in India that she found her “calling within a calling” and pushed the formation of her missionary. Being one of the world’s largest and most active advocates for peace at the time, Mother Teresa was sent to this earth to help restore a little faith. Her message did not go unheard either; many who had for so long turned their backs to equality and religious differences were suddenly changed by her words and actions. She brought the issues to the table and would not be excused until they were resolved. Rather than speak of her accomplishments, it was unsurprising when she spoke of the most important matters at hand: the lives of the people she served. Mother spent her life making others’ better, and she clearly states this throughout her speech with the use of rhetorical devices and appeals to the reader.
Our world is no stranger to cultural differentiation. We are unique in the way that no two people are alike, and we can have so many varieties of people. It’s what makes our Earth so incredibly diverse, and truly fascinating. However, this is bound to cause a little tension. Racism, religious and political clashes drive nations apart and harm many, many people in the process. Based on the writing of Mother Teresa, everyone’s views will always tend to be a little different, but we all have a goal in mind. The audience she spoke to were attending a Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony; keyword “Peace”. There was no particular target group in mind for the address, unless you could count the whole world as one. She focused...
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