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Part 1: Responsive Task Throughout time speeches have allowed the ideas and the voices of people to be heard. It has allowed action to have started and awareness for others. Through a speech an underlying message is present and the distinctive voice allows this message to be heard. In this assignment I have talked about eight speeches and the way their distinctive voice reflected their ideas about various issues. Martin Luther King 'I have a dream' "I have a dream" are the famous words stated by Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28th, 1963 in civil rights movement speech. Although King expressed his feelings on that in 1963, his ideas directly reflect his life previous to the speech. Throughout his life, King devoted so much time to the civil rights movement due to his many limits by segregation laws as he was growing up, in addition to the many influences of both people and his religion throughout his life. As a result of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dedication, the blacks were given equality throughout the United States, and people were more encouraged to pursue their goals due to his great success. Martin Luther King Jr.'s distinctive voice allows the audience to feel empowered to do something about inequality. ...read more.


Being president I believe that his distinctive voice allows him to address the public with his ideas of what should America be like. Overall his distinctive voice allows a connection with him and the fellow Americans. The audience can connect with what he is saying and therefore put their trust in him. Jessie Street - 'is it back to the kitchen' Jessie Street was a main figure in Australian political history as she committed to fight for women's struggle in England and to remove Australia's constitutional discrimination against Aboriginal people in 1967. She is recognized in Australia and around the world for her fight in women's rights, social justice and peace. Jessie Street's distinctive voice allows the audience to feel concerned for the discriminated groups that she fought for. We feel empowered to do something about inequality for both women and aboriginal people and aim to help those in need. to become part of a group to help those who are out-casted by society and therefore create a more equal community. Eulogy to Princess Diana by Earl Charles Spencer Earl Charles Spencer's speech presented the audience with the idea of grief. Through the speech he talked highly of his sister through many times and how she will be missed dearly. ...read more.


Barack Obama speech a more perfect union In Barack Obama's speech the ideas of equal citizenship and freedom are expressed. Similar to the speech by Martin Luther King Jnr. Obama's ideals are present through his speech. He draws on his past experiences of his life and how he feels that America is the only place where an African American could become a country's leader. "In no other country on Earth is my story even possible". Barack Obama's distinctive voice allows the audience to connect to his story of overcoming white prejudice and becoming a beacon of light that represents that anybody no matter what color, ethnicity or cultural background can become an influential member in society. Overall his distinctive voice allows an understanding and connection to those who feel separated from society and therefore a link to a "more perfect union" In conclusion meaning is shaped due to the understanding and knowledge of distinctive voice and the way certain aspects of the text are highlighted. Therefore the beliefs of the author are reflected through their speech which helps the audience to feel connected with the author and the speech's ideas. Overall the each of the above speeches allows an in-depth analysis of the author and what they deem as worth fighting for. ...read more.

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