Mother Teresa 's Acceptance Speech Analysis

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Marissa Ramirez
Professor Guerra de Charur
15 May 2015
Mother Teresa’s Acceptance Speech Analysis
Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910 and died on September 5, 1997 at the age of 87. She was a sister in a Roman Catholic Church located in India. With that said, she was very tight-knit with the values she’s accustomed throughout all her years of Catholicism. She began helping “the poorest of the poor” because that’s where she believed God was pointing her. She was able to help kids become literate, families become healthy and inspired others to do the same. Though she was constantly tired, she believes that it was prayer that kept her going. She likes to describe this as “God 's pencil—a tiny bit of pencil with which he writes what he likes." Therefore, with all the services and good she’s given to the world, she was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize. Her speech has influenced others and has shown what great everyone can bring to the world. On December 11, 1979, she was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize and her acceptance speech was one to be recognized. Being as religious as she is, she started off her speech thanking God for the prize she’s received. She talks about how 500 years ago, they had the same difficulties that we do now. So, she encourages the audience to recite the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. She begins to talk about how God wanted peace in the world and how the world should be giving instead of just receiving. God sacrificed his son because he loved

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