Ain T I A Woman Analysis

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The Civil War was a great turning point for Americans and their ideas and thoughts of freedom. Slavery began to be questioned because of this change, as several writings express the belief of everyone having freedom and equality. For example, the “Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln strongly expresses that every man was created equal and everyone should put that into action. Another writing example is “Ain’t I a Woman” by Frances Dana Gage expresses that all people, men and women deserve to receive the same rights as everyone else and no one should be cast aside because of their race, or gender. In the “Gettysburg Address” Abraham Lincoln shows that the idea of everyone being equal is strongly supported. For instance, Lincoln says that…show more content…
For example, “Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a women? I could work as much and eat as much as a man when I could get it” (Gage, paragraph 2). This shows that although she does just as much as a man and is not noticed because she is a woman, and of color. This also shows that although she worked as much as a man, and could eat as much as a man, but she didn’t always have as much food to eat, although the all the work she did, she deserved it. Another example is, “Christ wasn’t a women! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a women! Man had nothing to do with Him” (Gage, paragraph 4). This shows that women should have the same rights as men because they were just as responsible for everything as men were. This also proves that the idea of men being in more power is false and women share an equal amount of power. Overall, Truth spoke of her beliefs of women not having many rights, and many agree with
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