Rhetorical Analysis Of Steve Jobs Speech

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One of the most successful men on this planet who unfortunately was not able to live a long life was Steve Jobs. He died in his late fifties but before passing away he gave a commencement speech at Stanford University. On June 12th 2005, he stood before thousands to deliver his speech about three stories that would have a positive impact before those graduated students go off into the real world. Although common sense seems to dictate that we should not listen to what Steve Jobs says because he did not attend college, I do agree with all of his morals and ethics he proposed. Steve Jobs life lessons and advice in his speech are useful to anyone who viewed it or read it. He starts off with his first story “connecting the dots” ( Jobs, 2005). He clearly states that, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future” (Jobs, 2005). This implies that no matter what happens in your life whether negative or positive it is for your best interest, will teach you a lesson, and make you a stronger individual. This is important because you can’t take a glimpse into the future so you need to stay in the present and focus on what is going on now before it passes you.…show more content…
It captures your attention when he speaks about his difficulties in life because everyone shares that common aspect. Jobs explains how he “decided to start over”

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