In her “Commencement Speech at Mount Holyoke College”, Anna Quindlen employs personal anecdotes and her academic background to effectively build her credibility. Quindlen explains how her strive for perfection in her younger years only served to add needless parasitic pressure. She claims that “being perfect day after day, year after year, became like always carrying a backpack filled with bricks on my back” (Quindlen 1). Drawing from her personal experiences, Quindlen challenges her audience to “give up the backpack”. By building a strong connection through shared hardship, Quindlen appears as an authority on defying conformity to discover one’s own individuality.
Throughout American history, women have requested and demanded to achieve recognition for having the same legitimacy as men. Naturally born rights, such as access to equal education, and the right to speak out in public were denied to females. Perhaps, the most powerful right they were denied was the right to vote. Though women were considered inferior and given limited roles in society, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carry Nation played a crucial role in the movement for women’s rights. Women did not achieve this right immediately, but that did not stop them from fighting.
Anthony starts out her speech by talking about the preamble which begins by saying, “We the people…” however this section of the text was never taken seriously. For instance, some people choose to believe that woman are paid less than a man because they are thought to be insubstantial. However, their interpretation is incorrect based off the logos appeal because the preamble says, “We the people”, and society should be thought of as a whole and should not be divided based on gender. In Anthony’s speech she says, “It is we the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we the male citizens; but we, the whole people, we formed the Union.” Anthony demonstrates how everyone is a person and the Constitution clearly states that everyone should be equally treated, and people
The use of this rhetorical device (logos) helped Johnson force the mother to admit there was no reason why he should write the letter. He states “You ask me to solicit a great man, to whom I never spoke of, for a young person whom I never seen”. Johnson tone shifts and becomes harsher allowing room for the mother to think about her faults. Johnson feels that the evident faith the mother has for her son is not enough for him to recommend her son into the university. He then goes on to simply tell her that there is no accurate reason why her son deserves this position.
"Failure is impossible" as Susan Anthony stated to assert that she would never give up defending women rights .she believed that women and men should have equal rights. And she spent her life calling for freedom for women, and she was always standing against slavery by all its meanings. When she were young she worked at her father`s mill instead of a woman that got tired and her father paid her money but he paid much more money for the men working there. And while she was a teacher she called for equal payment for both men and women. As men had "no more brains than women".
That is the right to vote. Many men during this time had very onservitive views on what a women is allowed to do. They expected very little from them and women were frowned upon for voicing their opinons. Jane Addams changes all that and gave the women the couage and confidence they needed to fight for what they deserve. Some even called her the “key voice of women and a key progressice reformer” (teachinghistory.org).
Men should have absolute rule over society. This was the mindset back when women's rights activists were considered rare and unorthodox. In A Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Elizabeth Cady Stanton rejects the status quo and finds solutions to the overbearing problems she sees within society. A concept that has greatly been dreamt over throughout history has been challenged, by a woman. Elizabeth Cady Stanton exerts repetition, allusion, and pathos to express her opinions in favor of increasing women's rights.
Gender inequality has always been an issue in our country; And many kinds of literatures were written in regard to that issue. Two of those were: “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” by Anne-Marie Slaughter and “Why Men Can’t Have It All’ by Richard Dorment. While both Anne-Marie Slaughter and Richard Dorment focused on discussing different problems, both essays have a similar theme; Which is the issue that women are always being dominated by men in most workplaces. Anne Marie Slaughter focused her essay on discussing how women will be successful in workplace. Slaughter uses some of her experience to describe her point.
In a time of fighting for freedom, not all felt free. The new declaration claims “All men are created equal”, leaving the women still with no rights and completely relying on men. Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, used her position to bring forward her own strong feminist views and felt women should be included in the declaration. Abigail’s fight for women's rights made an extensive impact on history because she pioneered a path for future women to come. While Abigail Adams fought for women's rights, John Adams thought women should just be house workers and supporters.
Introduction On September 4th, 2012, the First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech about the values of the American Dream. Within her speech she talks about her past and how she shares the same values as the president of the United States of America - her husband, Barack Obama. She talks about why she is proud to be an American and why being the First Lady has changed her life forever. A main focus in the speech is how The American Dream is partly about working to not only make one's own life better, but also to work in order for children and grandchildren of the future to have better opportunities. Viewpoints Within the speech delivered by the first lady of the United States there are numerus viewpoints presented in her Speech, mainly about Michelle Obamas "previous life" and the virtues she was taught by her parents.
Jennifer Williams was originally from Maryland. She moved from Maryland to North Carolina then finally to Rural Retreat, Virginia. Jennifer graduated for Rural Retreat High School in 1993. With being interested with cosmetology and helping others, she enrolled at Summit School of Cosmetology. After many years of learning, taking different paths and discovering the beauty industry, Jennifer decided she want to help people more than their skincare, hair care and all the other aspect that a Cosmetologist helps clients with.
Diddams will be starting her job as a provost on June 1, after Stanton Jones steps down, as he had announced last year. "Dr. Margaret Diddams is a seasoned educator who is passionate about the liberal arts and the life of faith in Jesus Christ, with broad interests across the disciplines," Ryken said in a statement. "She has earned respect across her campus for her wise, relational leadership, and comes to Wheaton with a strong calling to expand its role as a leader in Christian higher education, in the church, and in society." Diddams told the Chicago Tribune that it was a privilege for her to come back to
When Janie first complains of her marriage to Logan, Nanny says, “Heah you got uh prop tuh lean on all yo’ bawn days, and big protection, and everybody got tuh tip dey hat tuh you and call you Mis’ Killics,” (23). Nanny tries to convince Janie that she should be satisfied with her status of having been able to marry a respectful man. However, Janie feels that love is necessary for her marriage, and that she will be extremely unhappy if she cannot love. For Janie, the status does not matter for any relationship; rich or poor, as it is pointless without love for one another. Her firm determination to find love leads her to marry Joe, who claims he will never make her work or suffer hardship.
This was the first stop on the Ladies Walk, The Boston Women’s Memorial. I felt as though it set a precedent for the rest of the walk, as this was such a touching piece. Amongst everything portrayed in this statue, I found it most interesting that instead of standing on her monument, like a good majority of (masculine) statues are designed to do, each woman is using it. This being said, I think that the manner in which Adams, Stone, and Wheatley are placed upon their own personal monument speaks volumes for their respective character and roles they played in history. Wheatley is portrayed sitting,
Wives especially are expected to be submissive and weaker than their male counterparts. Within marriage, wives are frequently assumed as homemakers while their husbands pursue the paycheck. As a result, husbands are viewed as more successful and powerful financially, politically, and socially. However, much of this success can actually be attributed to their wives, Without the