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Was imprisoned for wanting equal rights.
Wanted apartheid to end, Ran for president in South Africa and abolished apartheid, Speech is about coming together as South Africans, Talking about rights for all people
What does Nelson Mandela say is “newborn” in his country?
Nelson Mandela says that liberty, also known as freedom, is newborn in his country, South Africa. He says this because the country was previously not free for all people.
Interpret: What emotion does the word “newborn” add to his remarks?
The word “newborn” gives off an optimistic feeling and a hopeful feeling because of the reconstruction of South Africa’s government. It also gives off joy and confidence.
Into what “covenant” does Mandela say the South African people are now entering?
Mandela says that the South African people are now entering into the covenant that says that they should now construct a society that will be free for all people, no matter their race and gender. Under this covenant, people can now live without fear and can express themselves freely. Everyone will have equal rights and the nation will be at peace. All people regardless of race will come together. “Rainbow nation”.
Generalize: Which ideas in the speech are especially important for safeguarding the human rights of all people throughout today’s world?
Improving the nation so that it benefits all people, acting together as one, and fighting for the rights of others and for your own rights are some ideas that can protect the human rights of everyone throughout the modern-day world. Building peace, prosperity, nonsexism, nonracialism and democracy.
Interpret: What do the words “glory” and “hope” mean?
“Glory” can mean fame, praise, high honor, pride, celebration and recognition. “Hope” is the sentiment, or feeling, of optimism, joy, trust, aspiration, and desire for the happening of a certain object.
Connect: How does the title of the speech connect with the ideas that Mandela conveys? Explain your response.
The title of the speech connects with Mandela’s ideas when he discussed the improvement of his country and what he plans to accomplish with this new South Africa. He is hopeful that people will earn glory and honor regardless of race and that everyone will be equal and will be treated with dignity and respect.
What is Nelson Mandela’s purpose in his speech?
Nelson Mandela’s purpose is to inform others about what is to come of South Africa now that he is president and South African struggles.. Nelson’s purpose is to persuade others to fight for equal rights. He wants to unite all people. His purpose is to strike the hearts of people with hope.
What are the philosophical assumptions, or basic beliefs, that help shape his purpose?
He believes that no one should suffer from racial discrimination, gender discrimination, poverty, and other discrimination. Nelson Mandela believes that equal rights should be granted to everyone everywhere. He doesn’t want his people to feel isolated. All people come from the same place. Everyone deserves basic human rights.
South Africa tore itself apart by practicing racism and racial oppression.
South Africa is no longer practicing racism, racial oppression, and apartheid. It is working to obliterate all forms of discrimination.
Now that South Africa is no longer oppressive, there will be more justice, peace, rights, and equality for all despite some challenges.
Uniting the people, Prejudices still will be around, History could repeat itself
Explain the point that Nelson Mandela makes by comparing and contrasting the past, present, and future.
Nelson Mandela is making a point that as time goes on, the country of South Africa will improve and progress. In the past, South Africa was an extremely hateful country that practiced legal segregation, which was called apartheid. After Nelson Mandela became president, he got rid of any legal discrimination. Hopefully, in the future, there will be more justice, peace, and equality for everyone.
Respectful, Hopeful, Optimistic, Determination, Empowering, Confident
“A glorious life for all”, “Extraordinary”, “Strengthen its confidence”, Unifies them in the beginning of the speech, Openly discusses racism being used throughout South Africa, The speech transitions into Mandela using “we”
“Touches the soil of the land”
we have one thing in common, we come from the same place, unify, He is distraught about what the country has turned into. He is straightforward. He doesn’t shy away when talking about what he believes and how he stands, People shy away because they are afraid of conflict.
Nelson Mandela 2
Imprisoned for protesting against the Apartheid
Became the first black president of South Africa (1994) when he was released (1990)
He did not fight or take revenge on the people hurting him
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