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The Danger of a Single Story

February 28, 2019 0 Comment

The Danger of a Single Story: Persuasive Speech
Part One: Organizing your speech: State your central claim below, and then outline your persuasive speech using the provided graphic organizer.
left249555Our live, our culture, is written, drawn or pictured in many different story. Adichie tells us the story of how she found her genuine cultural voice. And we are warned that if we listen to just a single story about a person, a place or even a thing we are in the risk of been in a state of misunderstanding.

00Our live, our culture, is written, drawn or pictured in many different story. Adichie tells us the story of how she found her genuine cultural voice. And we are warned that if we listen to just a single story about a person, a place or even a thing we are in the risk of been in a state of misunderstanding.

Central Claim:
left254000Has there ever been a time when you meet a new person for example a new student in class, a new coworker, or even a new neighbor next door. You never really said a word to this person but all you have ever heard about this person is “She is a mean girl”, “He wants to sabotage the company” or even “my God their house reek and they are manner less. You never heard any other thing except for awful things until you finally have the courage to go up to this particular person and introduce yourself.
00Has there ever been a time when you meet a new person for example a new student in class, a new coworker, or even a new neighbor next door. You never really said a word to this person but all you have ever heard about this person is “She is a mean girl”, “He wants to sabotage the company” or even “my God their house reek and they are manner less. You never heard any other thing except for awful things until you finally have the courage to go up to this particular person and introduce yourself.
“Hook” to catch your audience’s attention:
Ethos What’s your moral position on the topic?
My moral position on this topic is as a student and particularly a girl I believe that gossip and rumors spread around very quickly. Sometimes these rumors are very false and could hurt others feelings. We as human make an impression to flatter one another. At times this might go wrong as maybe trying too much to be close to this very someone. They take little tiny details and make it a big deal in order for you to feel a certain way.

Pathos How will you appeal to the emotion or feelings of your audience?
I would feel sympathetic and also empathetic showing emotion in my opinion is probably the best way to persuade anyone. For example, crying might make someone feel sorry for you, laughter might make someone else see you as interesting. Showing emotions could catch someone’s attention just like that without thinking twice. Being empathy is such a strong emotion to show because not only are you feeling an emotion you put yourself in someone else shoes to know what they are feeling.

Logos What reasoning can be used to support your claim? Use evidence from research and Adichie.

In the danger of a single story Adichie talks about how different point of view of people might lead us to confusion or astray. “I found my authentic cultural voice and I warns you that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.” Adichie talks to us about how she learned about a boy named fide and how her mother and the rest of the family identified him as poor and only poor. Until the day she visited his house and his family she no longer saw him as hungry poor help but just as a person
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In her inspirational speech on TED, Adichie argues that our live, our culture, is written, drawn or pictured in many different stories. Adichie tells us the story of how she found her genuine cultural voice. And we are warned that if we listen to just a single story about a person, a place, and or even a thing we are in the risk of being misunderstood. Adichie, who was born and raised in Nigeria uses her life experience to support her claim about stereotypes and misconceptions. She uses evidence from her childhood and her first visit to the United States.

Living in a regional environment, Adichie was constantly exposed to foreign influences, she had a decent education, read books with white characters, and was taught to be grateful. Later in her life she learns that these influences are untrue representation of western Africa and Africa generally. This helps to demonstrate how vulnerable we are in the face of a story. And how we can’t learn about the full truth until it is revealed to us. I believe that false stories are spread around quickly, and things could suddenly go south. Articles have been written, people have mouthed, and rumors have been spread all in the purpose of either impressing someone or hurting them in some way. Even the tiniest detail can turn out be such a big deal. So, having to be Sympathetic and empathetic can really show a lot. We see people who are going through a lot, we feel sorry for them which is sympathy. But when we then put ourselves in their position it is empathy. When Adichie moved from Nigeria to U.S for her college education she was ecstatic, her white roommate although felt pity for her. Her roommate single story of Africa was quoted “catastrophe”. Not until she saw it herself she realized that she was just the same and no different from her roommate and anyone else.
Growing up as a Muslim I personally have seen the danger of a single story. When I first came to this country I was asked by a boy in my third-grade class if I was ISIS wife since Muslim females were popular in young marriage. And when I also got to middle school a shooting happened in a school were the boy was Muslim. That was when I was renowned as a terrorist and outcast. Unfortunately for me, there are groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda who claim to be “Muslim” who commit heinous act globally, such as the 9/11 plane attack, the Boston marathon bombing, and the refugee camp fire in central Asia. All these examples set a bad image on Islam. Despite that, the media chooses to regard the majority of the positive stories about Islam and Arabs. Therefore, establishing Muslims as terrorists inspired by news channels, articles, and ill-will. The single story of Muslim, as is the stereotype of Africans and Westerners, creates a false and incomplete painting of their real essence.

That is why I end today questioning your motive, have you ever been a victim of a single story, heard a single story or even created one. What would you do to stay way from a single story?
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In her inspirational speech on TED, Adichie argues that our live, our culture, is written, drawn or pictured in many different stories. Adichie tells us the story of how she found her genuine cultural voice. And we are warned that if we listen to just a single story about a person, a place, and or even a thing we are in the risk of being misunderstood. Adichie, who was born and raised in Nigeria uses her life experience to support her claim about stereotypes and misconceptions. She uses evidence from her childhood and her first visit to the United States.

Living in a regional environment, Adichie was constantly exposed to foreign influences, she had a decent education, read books with white characters, and was taught to be grateful. Later in her life she learns that these influences are untrue representation of western Africa and Africa generally. This helps to demonstrate how vulnerable we are in the face of a story. And how we can’t learn about the full truth until it is revealed to us. I believe that false stories are spread around quickly, and things could suddenly go south. Articles have been written, people have mouthed, and rumors have been spread all in the purpose of either impressing someone or hurting them in some way. Even the tiniest detail can turn out be such a big deal. So, having to be Sympathetic and empathetic can really show a lot. We see people who are going through a lot, we feel sorry for them which is sympathy. But when we then put ourselves in their position it is empathy. When Adichie moved from Nigeria to U.S for her college education she was ecstatic, her white roommate although felt pity for her. Her roommate single story of Africa was quoted “catastrophe”. Not until she saw it herself she realized that she was just the same and no different from her roommate and anyone else.
Growing up as a Muslim I personally have seen the danger of a single story. When I first came to this country I was asked by a boy in my third-grade class if I was ISIS wife since Muslim females were popular in young marriage. And when I also got to middle school a shooting happened in a school were the boy was Muslim. That was when I was renowned as a terrorist and outcast. Unfortunately for me, there are groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda who claim to be “Muslim” who commit heinous act globally, such as the 9/11 plane attack, the Boston marathon bombing, and the refugee camp fire in central Asia. All these examples set a bad image on Islam. Despite that, the media chooses to regard the majority of the positive stories about Islam and Arabs. Therefore, establishing Muslims as terrorists inspired by news channels, articles, and ill-will. The single story of Muslim, as is the stereotype of Africans and Westerners, creates a false and incomplete painting of their real essence.

That is why I end today questioning your motive, have you ever been a victim of a single story, heard a single story or even created one. What would you do to stay way from a single story?
Part Two: Compose a persuasive speech that tells the danger of a single story. Be sure to follow the rubric to help guide your speech.
Criteria for Success
States a clear central claim on the topic, “dangers of a single story.” _______/3
Correctly uses the modes of persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to support central claim in speech.
_______/9
Provides evidence from research on “Stories of the Untold” to support central claim.

_______/6
Concludes speech with a thought provoking point or question._______/3
Wrote in complete, well-structured sentences, using proper punctuation. _______/3
Total: _________/24