The repetition of “our” heightens the need for a unified approach in order to succeed and overcome future struggles for the individual and the nation. (Link back to question-it is clearly evident through such significant values that the need for unification is essential) Whilst Obama discusses the urgency for equality and protection so to does Severe Caulis-Suzuki in her “Address to the Plenary Session, Earth Summit, 1992”. Whilst at a tender age of 12, Caulis-Suzuki addressed a room full of delegates, business people and politicians in order to persuade her listeners o be more considerate about the environment.
Her passion was influenced by her fathers involvement as he was an environmental activist and her own insight into the depletion of the fish in the Vancouver waterways and her organization of the ECHO – The Environmental Children’s Organization, an organization which she and her friends created when they were 9 years of age. The use of first person narrative creates a believable and innocent young voice. The concerned, yet passionate and determined highlights an upset and restated child, as she desires to bring forth change to an already suffering environment, “l am here to speak for all generations to come”.
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The inclusive language and future tense demonstrates the widespread influence of what she is arguing about. The use of anaphora “l am here” emphasizes the importance of her speech. Caulis continues to emphasis the need for change as we often take too much for granted, as a wealthy society, “In Canada we live the privileged life… Shelter… Television sets”, she lists the privileges in order o further highlight the hypocrisy of parents who do no practice what they preach ‘You teach us not to fight with others, to work things out… To be greedy”. Caulis-Suzuki incorporates a variety of tones to convey her message of protection and as a young child cleverly manipulates her voice to capture the attention of her listeners and encourage them to rethink actions, which impact the environment. Suzuki concludes her speech with a call to arms using a distinctive and empathetic tone in order to call for unity, “l challenge o, please make your actions reflect your words” for it is through a unified nation that this problem can begin to be resolved.
Furthermore, the need for protection and equality is displayed in “The True Liberation of Women” by Nadir Gandhi. As the first female prime minister of India, Gandhi aimed to persuade women odd all classes to bring about change in the world, and to empower themselves against gender stereotypes. Sandhog’s articulate, educated and commanding voice is distinctive in her plight for empowering women. She criticizes the attempts of women in the West to imitate men in order to achieve equality, claiming that this is inefficient and urges Indian women to be free to be themselves and to contribute to the world as equals.
The use of alliteration is most effective in creating a hard edge to her voice, “have been dominated Over and discriminated against in social Customs and in laws” as she alludes to global struggles that women encounter on a daily basis and emphasizes her idea that “the effort has to be universal one, conscious and concerted, considering no one too small to contribute” in order to bring some kind of change in the minds of her listeners.