Argumentative Essay: American Voice

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American Voice Essay America is a place where many people can speak up about anything. Anyone can speak about what they want to change and this is called the American voice. Patrick Henry best represents the american voice in his speech,” Give me Liberty or Give me Death” by showing how people want to be free no matter what and they also want to be happy and stop suffering. Patrick Henry explains how people only have two choices between freedom and slavery. He shows how people want to be free by saying,”Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty”. In this part of his speech he is explaining how people are in a huge battle for their freedom and they have to go through many struggles for it. He also says,”…show more content…
For example Kanye West and Langston Hughes. One example Kanye West uses in his song to show the american voice is “We buy our way out of jail, but we can’t buy freedom.”. This lyric in the song shows how americans have to try anything to get their freedom. Another example Kanye uses is when he says,” Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth.” This lyric show how people in america love the wealth more than themselves. Langston Hughes shows an example of the american voice in his poem.when he puts,” I am the darker brother. They send me to the kitchen when company comes.” This stanza is explaining how this person will just wait until time passes and they get their freedom easily. Both Langston Hughes and Kanye West have good examples of the American voice but Henry uses the american voice directly about America. Another example Henry uses to show the american voice is,” They tell us sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be next week or the next year?” In this part of the speech henry is explaining that americans have been waiting for something stronger to earn their freedom and they don’t want to wait any longer since it has been a while. Patrick Henry shows in his speech that many people want liberty and happiness no matter what it takes. He uses various examples through his speech to show what the american voice is. He also
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