"Glory and Hope"
by Lisa Fichthorn-scumpieru
| 8 Questions
Note from the author:
In this formative, students will analyze "Glory and Hope" speech from Nelson Mendela. The formative is adapted from an Achieve the Core lesson.
Nelson Mandela: Watch the following biography of Nelson Mendela to get an idea of his influence in the world.
"Glory and Hope" Speech
Who is Mandela addressing in lines 1-6? What is his message?
According to Mandela, what will "reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul, and sustain ... all"?
Who does Mandela address in line 19? What is his purpose in using references to nature as part of his speech? Cite evidence from the text.
Mandela states, "We, the people of South Africa, feel fulfilled that humanity has taken us back into its bosom." Who is "humanity"? Explain why they are being taken back.
What can be inferred from Mandela's reference to "bloodthirsty forces which still refuse to see the light"? Cite evidence.
In lines 31-39, what is the "depth of the pain" to which Mandela refers? Cite evidence from the text.
Re-read lines 50-53. Explain the challenges that continue to face South Africa.
What is the purpose of Mandela's speech? What feeling is he trying to convey? What kind of words does he use to achieve his purpose? Support your response with examples from the text.
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