This study guide will help you analyse the speech “Tryst with Destiny” by Jawaharlal Nehru. 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.
Presentation of the speech
Title: “Tryst with Destiny”
Speaker: Jawaharlal Nehru
Where: Indian Parliament, on the eve of India’s independence
When: 15th of August, 1947
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) was an Indian politician and one of the most important figures in India’s fight for independence from the British Empire. Nehru became the first Prime Minister of independent India in 1947. He held this function until his death, during which time he established India as a modern, democratic, socialist state. The speech is also known by the name “Freedom at Midnight”.
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