The Day Is Most Exciting Time Of Everyone 's Life

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Graduation day is most exciting time in everyone’s life. Students feel accomplished, proud and motivated to secure a good career ahead. George Saunders in his commencement speech congratulates young graduates on their success. But he also questions them about being successful as a human being. "When young we 're anxious-understandably-to find out what it takes. Can we succeed? Can we build a viable life for ourselves?"(Saunders 31).Saunder is concerned that young people will be so much focused on being "successful" their entire life; as a result, they will regret some important things that they missed; that is, being kind to others.
George Saunders in his speech for kindness tries to persuade young graduate students to be kind.
Using pathos, ethos, logos, rhetorical question, informal tone and friendly diction he effectively tries to persuades them to change their life for good.
In order to gain audience’s attention; Saunders starts his speech in a very informal, humorous and natural tone, as he was well aware that young people respond to humor. For example, by introducing himself as "an old farts"(Saunders 1), he tries to put away his authority and make graduates feel comfortable and friendly with him. For example, when he says, “Now, one useful thing you can do with and old person, in addition to borrowing money from them…”(Saunders 1) made audience laugh and got their attention to the important point that there are lot more things in life other than money. In addition to…
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