David Foster Wallace Speech Analysis

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Positive Attitude Helps Avoid Suicide
People may always consider themselves as the world’s center and it is truly difficult for people to care for others all the time, so people’s life becomes boring or annoying sometimes.In the essay David Foster Wallace Commence Speech, the author, David Foster Wallace, throw the true life in adults’ world to those graduates and encourage people try to care about the world around us besides people themselves, that is, jumping out of people’s default setting. Maybe we are born with self-centeredness, so it seems normal for people to consider themselves only and as a result, people feel agitated, even depressive, about their life, however, people may just cannot jump out of the default setting. Though Wallace
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When people are blind to the pleasant things around them, people may be trapped into the darkness of life and decide to leave this world because people cannot stand the sadness of their life, just like the author, Wallace. In this speech, Wallace says “It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that made the stars: love, fellowship, the mystical oneness of all things deep down”(Wallace, 5). The roots of all things are love, friendship and other positive stuff, so focusing on the ugly part of life just shows people are blind to the true world. This blind idea caused by people’s arrogance moves people’s positive attitude to life away, and in Wallace’s speech, one opinion Wallace wants to deliver to people is being optimistic to life with less arrogance. Wallace’s choice of suicide seems to prove that a life full of sadness is meaningless, encouraging people to find happiness which belongs to life itself.Therefore, the speech is reinforced by the author’s

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