suggest better solutions by understanding and mediating the various opinions

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suggest better solutions by understanding and mediating the various opinions from the rhetor’s opinion. In Rich’s “ Claiming an Education, ” it is true that a rhetor gives words and suggests a certain idea within the presence of the audience, but those may not be the rhetorical audience. The rhetorical audience in Rich’s speech can be divided into two groups. The first group of people are the students, especially women, who realize the inadequacies of their education through the speech and want a deeper and broader education they want. The second group is people who have a race or gender other than a white man who are listening to this speech and want to give themselves a better education to the next generation of children by being educated or taught for them. Rich wants to fix the exigence in the education of the future by having a discourse from her rhetorical audience. As Bitzer claims that there should be an exigence in any rhetorical situation in which people persuades, shares ideas, and find solutions together, Rich notifies the urgent problem by giving the speech of “ Claiming an Education. This speech explains the flaws in the contemporary education and criticizes the reasons and the consequences, but it also points to the need for the attitude change for students and women who have receive those knowledge without any hesitation. Therefore, this is a good representation of the meanings and characteristics that Bitzer defines in his writing, and because of the rhetorical situation in Rich’s speech, what she wants is clearly conveyed. The audience can easily realize that her goal is to make the students actively get involved in in today’s education and “claim” what they want to learn which will be a
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great help for the empowerment of minorities and women education. As Bitzer describes the rhetorical audience of her speech will inherit the will, exchange opinions each other, and set up a new plan to resolve the exigence in education. Bibliography Bitzer, Lloyd F. “The Rhetorical Situation.” Philosophy & Rhetoric , vol. 25, 1992, pp. 1– 14. Rich, Adrienne. “Claiming an Education.” The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose , by Don LePan et al., Broadview Press, 2017, pp. 297–301.
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