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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

          Work for Week 6                 

Write a story, poem, drama, in which the format is that of a speech.   It could be a eulogy at someone’s grave,   a best-man’s speech,   a speech before execution,  politician’s speech ‘explaining’ his criminal behaviour,  a victory speech,  a prize-winner’s speech, a ‘recently discovered’ speech by a historical figure.  Or it could be a speech in which the emotional problems of the unbalanced speaker are the ‘real’ subject matter.

You need to embody in this speech, as indirectly as you like, some kind of narrative.  Or the narrative can be more ‘in your face’.   The best man has got drunk at the wedding,  and finds himself blurting out how his heart broken because he loves the bride, narrates how  he and she became lovers and have been, secretly, since yesterday evening,  and now she’s ‘ betraying’ him.   The eulogy could be when now at last the speaker can reveal a narrative about matters which could not have been revealed in during his life.   

  Fischer: Gay Marriage Leads
              to Sex with Animals
On yesterday's program, Bryan Fischer dedicated   a segment to discussing a 2009 newspaper article about bestiality advocates in order to bolster his case against marriage equality, saying that "once you allow sex between two people of the same-sex,
there is no place to stop" and it will inevitably lead to the legalization of polygamy, paedophilia, and bestiality.

So here am I. I come in the intervals of prison appearance. I come after having been four times imprisoned under the "Cat and Mouse Act", probably going back to be rearrested as soon as I set my foot on British soil. I come to ask you to help to win this fight. If we win it, this hardest of all     fights, then, to be sure, in the future it is going to be made easier for women all over the world to win their fight when their time comes.   -  Emmeline Pankhurst

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