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The Idea of Home’ Audience: Immediate audience were those listening to the Borer Lectures Lectures broadcast on the Abs’s Radio National on Sydney afternoons The audience is intelligent and well-informed audience with an interest in the areas of science, books, religion, social history, the arts and current affairs. Brooked’ lecture: those who are lovers of fiction and those who seek to be familiar with recent intellectual/ academic ideas.
Purpose of lectures is to nurture the intellectual and cultural life of this country, and to be a vital element of the anthropometry Australian conversation Structure: Effective link to mathematician, ends with a reference of Henry James, reassuring the power words Context: Discovery of how words are power and the key to knowledge Literature was written a long time ago has influenced people in different ways throughout different periods of time The power of literature stood the test of time and still influenced generations after generations.
Julia Gaillardia was Prime Minister D feminist, hence build female protagonist Personal context ; as her being a writer, relevant to audience on educations Purpose:
To convey how mathematics is like poetry Explore the role of fiction writers in contributing to society Reflects her life in journalism and as a fiction writer, the role of facts in fiction The craft of the creative writing process Key Ideas: Examines the complexity of English words and all the hidden depths of meaning they can contain Fiction has its origins in fact and it has power and value on our society The power and value of fiction, power of knowledge to uncover realities An author, like a mathematician, is searching for truth, which is quest-like Like Atwood and Leasing, she talks about the power of engage as a vehicle for exploring social issues and timeless human concerns of equality.
Universal idea of learning Significance of literature in answering the large questions of who we are and how we should live Blowing dust recurring theme, signifying hopelessness Hear voices from the past which she uses to give life to her writing, reveals history as a basis to fiction Learning (universal); the way we learn about the world around us Relationship between fact and fiction and its power to share ideas Techniques: Quote Technique Effect ‘Shaft Of light’ Metaphor Reveals how from the lecture, Brooks is unexpectedly engaged, and the adapter reveals her stepping into an unknown world and seeing things differently, as new knowledge is obtained. Uprising open the heavy door, just a crack’ Anti-thesis Between negative expectation and her ignorance towards her renewed engagement with the topic of mathematics and finding new understanding resulting in a renewed purpose. This reveals the significance of knowledge in influencing the ideas of an individual, hence knowledge has power. ‘Let us gather facts… In order to have ideas’ Literary quote She uses a literary quote “Let us gather facts… In order to have ideas” to illustrate how facts are the foundations of fiction. Materials that started assembling with from the time I became literate… Throughout my career into journalism and into fiction’ Recurring motif of building She creates an image of struggle through the motif of building, but highlights the power gained from it.
Reinforces Legging’s view of educational knowledge is key to success but you must ‘build’ your Way with words to obtain this knowledge. Knowledge is power and literary key to communication. Portrays literature as knowledge of the world, directly reflecting her career as a journalist, where she is constantly finding new information about the world. You come back the next day and you cannot bear to look at it’ Second Person ‘Words are stones, and the book is a wall’. Brooked uses the metaphor of building, which directly refers to having to choose the right stone to be able t build a wall, and conveys how literature directly reflects this as you require the appropriate words to create a novel.
Through the use of second person, draws the audience into the experience of writing and on the journey of creation. This allows the audience to experience ‘building a wall’ and the struggles of it in regards to the struggles of writing a novel. ‘Often, the voices hat speak to me are the voices of the unheard’. Enhances the idea of how narratives and fiction are captured through history and as a writer, Brooks has the power to communicate these ideas. Again, it refers to how words are power. ‘She as a women, is getting a crook deal’ Colloquial Language Reinforcement of injustice, positioning the audience to reflect on the groups in society who are without power to share their experience.
She is using her experiences to create fiction. “l believe fiction matters. I know it has power. ” Brooks states that she knows this because people in power are afraid of fiction. Uses anecdotal style to create an image on her lack of interest on attending a mathematics lecture D leads to new perspective as she sees the speaker’s earnest desire to communicate their vision and their knowledge D universal Holistically: The speech links quite well with Margaret Tattoo’s speech, this speech talks about the diverse sources of inspiration that results in great fiction, and blurring the lines between non-fiction and fiction, in that they are actually not as different as we may initially think.
For example, the characters in a fictional novel, particularly for one set in a particular context, s often based on a large amount of non-fictional historical research, personalities that the author has met/ known in real life coupled with a dose of imagination. Reveals how boring experiences of reporting statistics for the races can allow individuals to gather great insights into the craft of writing. The speech teaches us that everything is about perspective. When you transform your perspective of the potential significance of your experiences, regardless what stage of life you are at, you are ready to transform the world through your writings. Speech to the Israeli Knees -? Inward Sad
President of Egypt 20 November 1977 Context: War between Egypt and Israel The “statement to the Knees’ (the Israeli ‘Parliament’) is highly charged with the Context Of the events about Sadist’s life He’s on a mission to establish peace with Israel and achieve a recognition by each of others territorial boundaries Speech was success in that the agreement with Israel was reached and a treaty signed in 1 979, leading to his assassination two years later Speech was translated from Hebrew so it may well seem ‘stilted’, even somewhat ‘awkward, to the ear of a native English speaker Audience/ Purpose: Aim to achieve world peace Draws on wider international appeal to move away from the enlarging focus of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Thus, appeals to the audience He focuses on the commonalities to unite them rather than focusing on regional and cultural differences Trying to break the divide between the Arab nations and Israeli Nation Inward Sad is a prophet of peace and beacon of knowledge. He presents himself as someone trustworthy to give an opinion on land issues by showing his neutrality ETHOS Sad doesn’t speak as a humble beggar, or from a “position of weakness or estimation” but as an equal, an opponent to be reckoned with- As stressed by him warning his audience not to believe that certain things are negotiable; alerts his audience that he is promoting real change Nark’s shock value of taking initiative “while we are still in the state of war” is partly why his mission has such a diplomatic impact. He stresses that this is the real solution for lasting peace, rather than a temporary ceasefire.
Peace must be based on justice and frank exchange Values: Belief that all humanity is entitled to a homeland 0 Religious belief (or uniting once) that you should fight for your land Seeking a commonality for peaceful resolution(as Ghanaian was seen as a symbol of peace) Peace is universal Value of equality He appeals to our basic human rights 0 humanity Value of life It appeals to human needs of love (care and compassion)from our filial relationships C Universal C Concern that was is destructive Justice is the foundation of peace Structure: Introduction: Beings speech by acknowledging God as “the Gracious and Merciful” and then “Peace and Mercy of God Almighty be upon you and may peace be for us all, God Willing’.
Therefore positions himself as an equal who earaches for peace and is an utter subject to the will of God. Body: Arguments for purpose of the speech which is to convince the Knees that a peace based on mutual respect for each others sovereignty and boundaries is both possible and desirable. Towards the ending of the body, he uses Rhetoric very constantly as he uses the rhetoric technique of repetition to really convince and draw his audience to the idea of peace and happiness. Furthermore also repeating “permanent peace based On justice” for further emphasis to his ideas on peace. Conclusion: He ends the speech as he begins n terms of being an utter subject to God’s will.
Techniques: “peace and the mercy of God Almighty be upon you and may peace be for us all, God willing’ Religious allusions He uses religious allusions to introduce the context behind this speech, which is that, religion is one of the main factor of this speech “families are still moaning under the cruel pains of widowhood and bereavement of sons, fathers and brothers” Dramatic emphasis To identify and acknowledge the pain of war Persuades the audience to sympathies and act upon it “innocent children” and “every child born on the land” Imagery Refers to new life symbol of innocence, which Sad implies that’s what he wants for the nation. A fresh start. “why don’t we repeat together from the Psalms of David” and “Why don’t we believe the wisdom of God conveyed to us by the Proverbs of Solomon” Anaphora of rhetorical question and religious allusion The religious allusion allows audience to remember the importance of peace which is a key element in their religious beliefs Holistically: As well as the speech still maintains its relevance as it still is able to relate to the continuing strained relations of Middle Eastern countries and their trudge for peace.
This speech was a ground breaking speech in terms of transforming all agreements of political diplomacy, and should be considered and evaluated in light of the various two-sided conflicts that Israeli and Egypt has been involved with each other over the previous decades. Speech should be valued for its emphasis on achieving justice on fair terms as well as establishing a basis for international peace. Use of a circular structure, the speech starts with religious reference and concludes with a religious reference. Uses various repetition to reinforce the main thematic concerns of peace and justice. The abundant use of religious references is another attempt by Sad in a context where both countries were highly religious to unite individuals together and compel them to look over past prejudices and hatred.
It is still winter at home – William Deane, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia On the occasion of an ecumenical service for the victims of the cannoning tragedy 5th August 1 999 Deane as G of Australia- representing Australia at the memorial service in Switzerland (Interlayer) for the twenty-one victims of the cannoning accident, fourteen Of whom were Australian. Tragedy given media profile due to introversion circumstances surrounding the deaths- yet the speech only given 10-15 second bits on national Australian news. Person of Deane (ethos) brought dignity/ formality to occasion. Purpose: To commemorate the cannoning tragedy on July 99, where 21 (14 Australians) cannoning tourists were killed in a sudden flood Mourn victims of accident, therefore emotional speech C] appeals to pathos Uniting Nations Mainly the attended gathering- family, friends, officials.
Tragedy is worsened by the fact that the people died overseas, away from their homeland Commemoration, unity, remembrance, loss, identity, loyalty, commonality, faith, sorrow, collective loss Structure: Clearly defined phases, a formal prepared speech from an experienced orator C] tight structure Opening phase – establish purpose/ audience and Australian national significance Middle phase – theme of unity developed- diplomacy between people and countries; what can be gained through loss and tragedy Closing phase- logical and religious Techniques: ‘Great sadness to molar the deaths’ Emotive language Appeals to pathos, and presents the issue to be depressing and a tragedy. For us, the tragedy is somehow made worse… Died so far away from homes, he families, the friends’ Inclusive emotive language It creates unity through the shared loss, creating empathy for those who are directly affected by the tragedy. It enhances a shared emotion of grief. Two thirds of those who died came from Australia’ Statistical reference It shows significance of loss for Australian people. It provides an increased awareness of the issue and further enhances the empathy shared by the community. ‘Shock and sorrow’ Alliteration It imitates pain as ongoing, building sense of the ongoing sorrow experienced. Very emotional reminder of a tragic event.