Monday, November 26, 2012

Exploration 11

                In Nelson Mandela’s speech the passage that stuck out the most was at the very end with the start of “let it never be said by future generations that indifference, cynicism or selfishness made us fail to live up to the ideals of humanism which the Nobel Peace Prize encapsulates”. After this passage he begins three more passages beginning with “let the” and ending with “let a new age dawn”. The use of repetition makes the last several paragraphs of this speech memorable and really stand out.

                An important research finding I found on Nelson Mandela was that he was imprisoned for twenty-seven years for sabotage and other charges. After his release he led his party to create democracy in 1994 with the goal of attacking poverty and inequality in South Africa.  

Dalai Lama is a religious leader who is highly looked upon. Dalai Lama’s are said to be the “latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others”. The conflict regarding Tibet and China began when china overthrew Tibet, forcing the exile of “HH the Fourteenth Dalai Lama into India” along with many Tibetan people. Chinas control over Tibet has been considered a cultural genocide by Tibetan people.  


Events directly related to China's rule over Tibet.


  1. Your passage of choice is great, and I agree. I beleive we also found the same article of the Dalai Lama. I found that artical very informative and interesting.

  2. Great quote! It's hard to believe how today just about anyone can win the Nobel Peace Prize, but someone like Mandela truly deserved such a prize as that! What dedication to his cause and people, 27 years of incarceration and he doesn't miss a beat. What a guy!

    Your research on Dalai Lama is good, I was shocked at what I found. I thought it was an individual and not a title like Cardinal, King, or Sir.

  3. I definitely agree that the last few paragraphs of Mandela's speech really do stand out. I also find his sacrifice amazing. Very good research on the Dalai Lama. Good Essay!

  4. i agree with you the repetition makes it a lot more effective! I think the same could even be said with Dr. King and his speech when he uses "I have a dream" and repeats that throughout his speech. It seems to give it more power. Very true.


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