Rhetorical Analysis

My Reflection

Completing my rhetorical analysis on Emma Watson’s HeforShe speech as the newly appointed United Nations Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, culminated my academic pursuits as well as my personal interests. This is my first experience analyzing an artifact that is personally relevant to me. The very basic definition of the word “feminist” is something that I remember learning about within a specific class a few years ago. Emma Watson clearly begins her speech with just how important it is for a term that has been thrown around in a multitude of political agendas to be understood outside of anything other than how it can benefit society as a whole. This artifact is a perfect combination of what it means to be a citizen leader. My analysis of the speech is directly connected to the course outcomes. I was able to understand what citizen leadership is, as well as how her approach is an effective one.