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from “An Ideal for Which I am Prepared to Die” A Speech from Nelson Mandela (April 20, 1964)
Context: Nelson Mandela delivered this three hour speech at his trial after being arrested by the South Africa government for sabotage, furthering communism, and aiding foreign powers. It was believed that Mandela would receive the death penalty, and he wanted to use the opportunity to bring the struggles of his people to an international audience. Mandela was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, of which he served 27 years. After his release, Mandela was elected to the presidency and became a global human rights activist. He is most known for his efforts to overturn apartheid, a system of racial segregation in South Africa.
After reading, please respond to each of the following questions in complete sentences.
Please consider the political cartoon published in 2013 after Nelson Mandela’s passing. In what ways does this capture the essence of Mandela’s rebellion against apartheid? Use the space to the right to respond.
Mandela was imprisoned for standing up against a white supremacist government whose primary purpose was to ensure white privilege and institutionalize inferiority for nonwhite South Africans. As he indicates in his speech, he changed his stance from one of passive, nonviolent resistance to one that embraced the need to engage in violent opposition. Was Mandela justified in the use of violence to overthrow apartheid? Was does it mean that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in spite of his call for violent opposition?
Consider the construction of Mandela’s argument. How does he develop credibility (ethos)? How does he establish himself as being reliable, experienced, and trustworthy?
In what ways does Mandela’s argument have emotional appeals that evoke an emotional response in the listeners (pathos)?
How does Mandela use facts, examples, and other concrete forms of evidence to appeal to listeners using logic (logos)?
6. Carefully consider each quote below. In the space to the right of the quotes, explain the quotes and their connection to the speech.