Mother Teresa Summary

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Throughout her speech, Mother Teresa implemented her personal experiences to establish and maintain her credibility. She recalls an experience she had at what would have been an institution similar to a nursing home. The parents that she visited had seemed forgotten as their sons and daughters rarely visited. Mother Teresa recalls, “And I went there, and I saw in that home they had everything, beautiful things, but everybody was looking toward the door. And I did not see a single one with their smile on their face”, which demonstrated how peace was stolen from this family. She continues to reference her experience in that institution as she explains that she questioned how they weren’t smiling and she comes to the conclusion, “ This is nearly every day, they are expecting, they are hoping a son or daughter will come to visit them. They are hurt because they are forgotten, and see- this is where love comes. That poverty comes right there in our own home, even neglect to love”, this quote continues to demonstrate how peace comes from our own homes. She used her personal experience to gain trust within her audience. Sharing this experience allowed her audience to see what she is basing her thoughts and feelings off of and it allows her audience to feel those same emotions. She used words such as neglect and forgotten to transfer the feelings she had in the situation onto her audience. The impact of her vocabulary further developed her personal experiences and helped Mother
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