I'm doing a spech on denying reality. but I really dont know what to write about! Please give me some ideas~I dont wanna just put different stories. I anna actually keep the audince intesrested!...

I'm doing a spech on denying reality. but I really dont know what to write about! Please give me some ideas~

I dont wanna just put different stories. I anna actually keep the audince intesrested! Pleeasse help me~

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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As a student, I think that you might want to pull from your own experience and those of your audience to help keep students interested.  The life of a student is filled with moments where choices are made to accept the reality of the situation in which we live or to deny it in "bad faith," to quote Sartre, in the hopes of maintaining self imposed illusions.  I think that you can talk about how the issue peer pressure and capitulating to it might be one such instance where reality is denied.  There are times when students choose the comfort of the group in order to avoid being alone.  These moments provide solace and comfort to the student when juxtaposed to standing for the notion of the right but being alone.  Some clips from the film, "The Truman Show," might be appropriate, such as the ending when Truman must choose between living on the island of Seahaven, where everything is tended to but it is not real, and leaving it, where reality is omnipresent.  Examining how he weighs this decision might be an interesting opening or closing to your speech.

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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So are you dealing with a disease issue? mental issue? or is this a typical teenage problem?

Is this for a speech class?

It really depends on your purpose.

Let's say your purpose was to inform about different stages in life at which people do indeed deny reality. You might start with a teenage situation, then early career life situation, then a mid-life crisis situation, and finally an end life situation. Introduce your conclusion with discussion that proves a life can be wasted if reality is not taken seriously. Use some rhetorical questions about what could have been done differently. Completely conclude with encouragements to your audience to take the time they have at each stage seriously.

Your purpose could go in many different directions. I hope you get some entirely different ideas from many editors.

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lovehatelove | Student | eNotes Newbie

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Well, my speech is not serious. its suppose to be funny lol. LIke one example would be like... a 40 year old man denying that he can't read small letters. so wheneer he goes to a restaurant with his friends, he asks his friends what there gonna order then just copy the one that sounds teh best. but I dont wnana just tell stories in my speech. Iwanna actually tell the audience something about denying. Plese help me :)

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