Common Themes in Speeches by Passionate Leaders

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An effective and enthralling speech does not only relate to the content or context, but to the appropriate utilisation of rhetorical techniques and structure that contest universal requisite ideas, past, present and future that captivate and engage audiences. Since the beginning of time, society has been presented with inspirational and passionate leaders who deliver speeches that remain invaluable due to their themes regarding peace, security, prejudice, equality and basic human rights. These themes are explored in Anwar Sadat's, Aung San Suu Kyi and Faith Bandlers unique speeches “Statement to the Knesset” (1977), “Keynote Address at the Beijing World Conference on Women” (1995) and “Hope, Faith and Reconciliation” (1999) which allow the memory of the past and a reminder of who we are today.

Continuous battles and terrorism between Israel and Egypt had been occurring four years preceding to Anwar Sadat’s “Statement to the Knesset” (1977). Anwar Sadat, the Prime Minister of Egypt, address to the Israeli Knesset was presented to an audience which involved both parties and persons who supported and resented him. Sadat draws upon religious, political and personal values to motivate and propose to the Israeli Knesset a solution for peace to the extremity of an age long conflict between the Egypt and Israel.

Beginning his speech, Sadat employs the use of religious allusions and pathos in order to set the foundations of his argument to bring unity to both countries through the
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