Toni Morrison Speech Analysis

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Being a current high school graduate made me question myself, “What will I do with myself now?” I have lived up to expectations of others so far. When I read Toni Morrison’s speech I realized how I’ve grown to become my own persona. Her speech engaged me as well as encourage and motivate me. Even though in her time it was difficult to become a successful women who went to school she was able to become the first African American who won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She explained how everyone has a different story to make and tell; not everyone’s foot steps should be exactly the same. In her speech she said, “In short, the palm I was reading wasn’t yours, it was the splayed hand of my own generation and I know no generation has a complete …show more content…
When I was about to graduate from high school my father asked me if I was going to continue my education and of course my response was a yes because here I am now. His response in return was, “Pero porque si no bas a trabajar ya que te cases. Mira tus hermanas tienen su carrera y no trabajan de lo que estudiaron o no las dejan trabajar y no mas estan en casa.” I was amazed by his negativity. He believes I will throw away my career once I find a partner and start a family of my own. The first thought that came to mind was “I wasn’t planning to settle anytime soon”. In my family or family friends many teens marry once they turn 18. My father obviously expects me to marry …show more content…
But then, I am a teller of stories and therefore an optimist, a believer in the ferocity of beauty." During my film class, I learned to develop my creativity and combine it with my writing. Creating great stories is what the audience likes. The story may be sad, happy, romantic, you name it. Write your own story. Having your uniqueness is amazing but not everyone knows how to use it. I’ve learned that stories are made by knowing what will engage the audience. The audience in your life will be those whom have been there for you no matter what. Show them the greatness that we’ve made and will make. No story had an ending until we

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