Analytical essay on speech (STX)

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STX A - Eksempel

Write an analytical essay (900-1200 words) in which you analyse Justin Trudeau’s speech “Remarks by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to apologize to LGBTQ2 Canadians” and discuss if official apologies can correct wrongs.

Part of your essay must focus on how the speaker engages his audience. In addition, your essay must include an analysis of the style of writing in lines 68-88.

Your essay must include references to:

  • Justin Trudeau’s speech
  • Video: “Toronto’s LGBTQ community reacts to Trudeau apology”

Should current governments take responsibility for the misdeeds of past governments? This is a hotly debated issue, which often arises in connection with modern politicians who make heartfelt apology speeches to minorities who have suffered historical injustice at the hands of the government. Some argue that such apologies are important because they offer closure to victims and a path to a brighter future, while others dismiss them as mere political stunts. One of the most famous apology speeches in recent history is the “Remarks to apologize to LGBTQ2 Canadians” which were delivered by the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2017. 


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Justin Trudeau made this speech from his political office as the Prime Minister of Canada, which means that he speaks on behalf of the entire Canadian government. The speech is an official apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians for past and current injustices they have faced, especially the injustices that the Canadian government was responsible for.

An apology speech like this has many unusual characteristics for a political speech. For example, politicians …


STX B - Eksempel

Write an analytical essay (600-900 words) about the TED talk ["When technology can read minds, how will we protect our pricacy?"]. Your essay must focus on how Nitah Farahany argues for her views. Discuss briefly whether or not modern technology poses a danger to individual freedom.

Include the following analytical terms in your essay:
sender, language, intention

In a world where our privacy is under threat, it may be comforting to think that our own minds will always provide a safe haven. But could we reach the point where technology can break even this final barrier? The bioethicist Nita Farahany considers this issue in her 2018 TED talk ““When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy?”, where she presents the case that a right to cognitive liberty is the answer to the potential threat of mind-reading technology.


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Farahany’s first goal is to convince her audience that the threat of mind-reading is real. Since it is likely that many audience members would probably view mind-reading as pure science fiction, it makes sense that Farahany prioritizes this way. After all, if she cannot convince them that mind-reading is realistic, then the following sections of…


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