Rhetorical Analysis Of Toni Morrison: The Essence Of Life

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Morrison specifically speaks to the graduating students of Rutgers University but also to those who are present in the audience. One of her main points that is very important and different from other commencement speeches is she stresses that settling for happiness should not be the ultimate goal saying, “Please don’t settle for happiness. It’s not good enough.” The essence of life is not just about finding happiness but finding meaning instead. For example, instead of sitting on the couch looking at your instagram all day you could learn a new language or get up and do community service, go to concerts, and participate in this ever changing world. Morrison herself has been alive for 85 years and it’s obvious she has continually seen the world
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