My Fellow sisters Gen-129
by Vfreeman on March 12, 2014 - 7:15pm
1. What is the speaker's purpose?
Iyanla Vanzant and Oprah Winfrey discuss why women today mistreat each other.
They both address the 4 weapons women use to hurt each other.
1st weapon: Betrayal, (our confidance in each other, whatever secrets we have told to each other, we tell other people. Especially when it is not our place to.)
2nd weapon: Gossip, (having third party conversations, talking behind your back about what's wrong with you, instead of just addressing it directly to you.)
3rd weapon: Lie, (we lie on each other and to each other)
4th weapon: Competition, ( for me to get ahead, I must get you out of the way.)
2. Who is the speaker's audience? Is there more than one?
I want to say mainly I think they are just talking to women of all ages and races because we're all guilty of commiting such acts. But it's possible we have done so to men as well. So I believe they're talking to men as well so they themselves can see and understand how we operate.
3.Does the speaker accomplish his/her purpose? (In what ways?)
I believe the two ladies do get the message across in order to help us understand how we do mistreat each other and the reasons behind it.
4. What possible negative or positive outcomes does the speaker's speech have for his or her audience?
I don't believe they are any negative outcomes that could come from this discussion, unless the person listening refuses to learn and take anything away from it. The positive outcome could be that listeners take note of their own behavior and own up to the fact that they themselves have either been victims and/or guilty of such behavior and work toward changing it.