The Restraints Of Stereotypes

by Ishaan Bajpai

In this speech, I try to explain how societal and mental “restraints” can be broken. Using an illustration of a person breaking away from their restraints using their mental strength, I try to show that stereotypes can be restraints to a person’s success. I use an adapted example from Minor Feelings to explain the impacts of stereotypes. While offering a solution, I use Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s idea of false narratives and how you can break away from stereotypes by understanding your roots and culture.


by Guillaume Hu

My speech focus on the search for identity that has been an important theme throughout the semester. I use my answer from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Danger of a Single Story as well as my illustration from Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong. In my speech, I emphasize the importance of getting rid of prejudices because of its role in people’s struggle to identity themselves. 

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