Abigail Adams, the mother of John Quincy Adams, is entering a new chapter in her life in which her youngest son is becoming a man. John, his elder brother, and his father are traveling on a long, treacherous voyage to France. Abigail Adams writes John an encouraging letter that will help display her feelings towards him as a mother. Adams uses a number of different rhetorical devices such as a myriad of different historical and metaphorical examples, as well as a motherly diction in order to leave a desired confidence in her son.
Patrick O’Brien Mr. Natoli Civics and Economics Honors 17 May 2016 When mentioning founding fathers, not many people think of John Adams first, but his unique views had an important impact on our history and culture. Even in his early years John was in a class of his own coming from a humble background to become a prominent lawyer while seeking his passion for education and justice. Later in life, John Adams went on to do even more incredible things as a vocal political figure which led him to become an incredibly successful and influential politician during the development of our country. Throughout his life he was incredibly passionate about his values and ideals that influenced our countries development.
Today, the name Samuel Adams is synonymous with a famous Boston, Massachusetts beer company. However, Samuel Adams was a man who made several contributions to help the American Colonies break free from British rule (Constitution Facts, n.d.). Adams, who was also known as “The Firebrand of The Revolution” (Constitution Facts, n.d.) is especially known for being an agitator between the American Colonist and the British (Constitution Facts, n.d.). For example, he organized several protest over the Sugar Act (1764) and the Stamp Act (1765) (Boston Tea Party, n.d.), which were both taxations against the American Colonies instituted by the British empire. However, Adams is most famous for helping to plan and execute the political protest of the
Some founding brothers include: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Throughout the book, we see the personal and political challenges faced by many of these individuals. The chapter, “The Farewell,” was one of the most interesting
During America’s birth, Abigal Adam’s writes to her son, who is on a voyage to France. Whilst on a trip with his father, John Adams (the 2nd president of the United States) and his brother, Adams writes to her son in a letter. Adams manifests a gentle tone with steadfast flattery to emphasize how wisdom comes from experience Adam’s employs maternal flattery to boost her son’s confidence and put faith into her assertion on the importance of experience.
When comparing Sam Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, we can see that there are some similarities and differences between the men. Perhaps the most notable relation this group has, is that they were all formal presidents and had some type of power or ownership. The qualities of all four men are often seen as opposed to each other. One similarity for example, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson was that they were prosperous Virginian plantation owners and held slaves. Jefferson and Adams were both well educated people and knew about the law.
Letter to Her Daughter from the New White House Abigail Adams does not like the new White House because it is unfinished, The City is surrounded by tree’s, and The buildings in the city aren't pleasant. The first reason that Abigail Adams does not like the White House is because it is unfinished. From the text “ There is not a single apartment finished, and all withinside, except the plaster, has been done since Briesler came.” This is my evidence because it shows that she does not like that the apartments and plastering is not done.
In her letter to her son, John Quincey Adams, Abigail Adams uses picturesque diction, a supportive tone, and allusions to encourage John Quincey Adams to persevere through his current journey and the ones to come, even when he does not want to.
Many people and or things were effected during the American Revolution. This is the time Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her son who is going on a trip with his father. In this letter she gives her son some advice like making mistakes in life to making your own path. Adams provides examples to help illustrate these ideas better.
Many years passed and Benjamin Franklin grew to strongly dislike Silas Deane and Arthur Lee because they did not work well together. This was the time period where Benjamin Franklin met John Adams. This is where Robert Middlekauff switches from talking about Benjamin Franklin to John Adams. John Adams was naturally an awkward man who lacked in the usage of words at appropriate times. Growing up John Adams disliked school so much that he rebelled and wanted to become a farmer like his father.
Every mother wants what the best for her child, even if that child may not believe so. In her letter to her son, John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams addresses him during his travels in France and defends the rationale of her previous advice while providing her new advice, and partly demands, on the subjects of honor and duty. Abigail Adams uses emotional appeals in the form of personal repetition, flattering metaphors, and prideful personification in order to advise and persuade her son in his personal growth and appeal to his personal qualities, such as pride of honesty and knowledge, to spur his ambitions and actions.
Abigail Adams in the letter to her son, John Quincy Adams, suggests that he be brave and a great man. Adams supports her suggestion to John by explaining what he should do and that he should be strong, mentally, on the trip. The authors purpose is to encourage the son to be a strong man in order to last on the trip, do honor to their country, and become a great man in the future. The author writes in an inspirational tone for her son John Quincy Adams. She incorporates many different literary techniques in order to get the mood and tone across to her son.
Abigail employs strategies of emotionally charged words and phrases that only a mother can say to her son. In her letter she opens the letter with the phrase, “MY DEAR SON”. This phrase is notable because of the effects that it is intended to give to the audience, her son John Quincy Adams, she is setting a mood and tone of a loving and compassionate mother. She is using the position of her authority as his mother to push him her love for him is why she knows this trip is great thing for him.