Higher education is important for everyone. It require an higher education in order to build the kind of lives that you want for yourself. But not everyone has the opportunity to go get a higher education diploma, because of the high payment to get an higher education.
This struggle come to debate in the former First Lady Michelle Obamas speech to sophomore class at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C in 2013. In her speech she addresses the importance of higher education and her hopes for them as college graduates in 2020.
Throughout this analytical essay there will be analyzed and commented on the speech by the former First Lady Michelle Obama with focus on the sender, receiver and the purpose of the speech.
First of all there is a structure in the First Lady Michelle Obamas speech. The speech has an introduction and a body with arguments supported by examples. She begins by thanking the facilitators of the discussion between her and the students.
She then introduces one of the main goals of her husband, the President Barack Obama have set, when he first came into office at the White House. He wants America to have the highest number of college graduates in the world by 2020.
This is very important, because the sophomores at Bell Multicultural High School will graduate college in 2020. She states that by 2020, the majority of job openings in the country will require some form of higher education and insists that students, as individuals, should step up and commit to education.
Then she discusses her personal experience and how her parents, who did not go to college, were firm believers in the power of education.
Thanks to that, she and her brother were always encouraged when it came to school and education. She shares her own experience as a student wanting to go to college and the difficulties she has overcome to her wish eventually came true.