Emma Watson's HeForShe Speech
This study guide will help you analyse Emma Watson's “HeForShe Speech”. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on summary, analysis, topic, speaker, audience, language, modes of persuasion, circumstances, and intention.
The speech is also known as "Gender equality is your issue too", referring to one of its most quoted passages.
Presentation of the speech
Title: “HeForShe Speech”
Speaker: Emma Watson
Context: UN HeForShe campaign launch
Date of speech: September 20, 2014
Emma Watson (b. 1990) is a British actress and activist. She is known for her role in the Harry Potter film series, for her feminist views and for her actions as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
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