RCL Post #5: Rhetorical Analysis


Emma Watson has been one of the three main stars of the Harry Potter movies ever since she was 11 years old. Now, this extremely confident and remarkable actress is speaking on behalf of HeForShe which is a campaign led by women in the UN. This campaign is originally for women and men to come to an understanding and speak out against inequalities that gender’s face among all countries. In this 12 minute speech Watson approaches the word feminism from a different outlook. It isn’t a word to scare people, or as she says means “man haters”, because that is the last thing it REALLY means. Emma goes on to explain how women should have the same rights as men, for example getting paid the same amount as men for the same job. Also, she takes a man’s prospective and says that some men are too afraid to speak out in pain just because they don’t want to appear less mansculine- which makes me very emotional myself because no man should ever feel that way. The text of the speech and her delivery of the speech go hand in hand when comparing pathos. Her tone is shaky in the beginning but she gets her points across loud and clear. She basically says we can help fight gender inequalities, we can¬†fight it now! It is our job as people of the Earth to make everyone equal and if everyone participated, the world would be one step ahead.

I was really drawn to Emma’s speech because I am a feminist myself and always have been. I used to hear about it when i was younger in school, and I know some actresses don’t get paid the same amount as men, even if they are better then them! I was also interested in this because inappropriate pictures of ¬†Emma Watson were leaked soon after this speech. This is just adding on to her speech as many men scrambled on the internet searching google for these pictures. Women are treated as sex symbols. Emma tells personal stories within her speech and uses many statistics to back up her thoughts. Overall this was a well put together speech, and very talked about, yet modern. I am so excited to analyze this piece myself and really look deeper into it.


3 Comments on RCL Post #5: Rhetorical Analysis

  1. Haley S Dutch
    10/02/2014 at 3:38 PM (6 years ago)

    I almost did this speech too! I loved watching it, and I’m sure it will be super interesting to write about.

  2. Kylie Rose Doran
    10/02/2014 at 3:36 PM (6 years ago)

    I loved Emma Watson’s speech and also thought about analyzing this! should be a very interesting analysis

  3. Rabiyatu Jalloh
    10/02/2014 at 3:34 PM (6 years ago)

    Funny because I wanted to analyze this speech but I thought someone else would do it. I have watched the speech yet but I saw a lot of talk about it on social media.

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