Huey P. Long Share Our Wealth Speech Analysis

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Speech Analysis
The Great Depression was an extremely traumatizing event in the history of America. Because of this devastating occasion, it caused the social statuses of each american to be divergent. In the speech “Share Our Wealth” by Huey P. Long, the author’s main intention of the address was to influence Americans to spread equality throughout the nation. The speech took place on the 23rd of February, 1934 during the Great Depression. The author impacted readers in a motivational way, which assisted in making America a more prosperous territory. Through his allusions to popular, historical figures and religious referral, Huey P. Long establishes that The United States Of America should share their wealth among the people in his speech.
To start, Huey P. Long inculcates his logos in
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The first allusion the author made was towards the Declaration Of Independence. For example, “the declaration of independence said that ‘there are certain inalienable rights for the people, and among them are life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… we hold the view that all men are created equal’... did they mean to say that all men are created equal but one person was born to inherit $10,000,000,000 [ten billion dollars] and another man was born to inherit nothing?” (Long 11) In the quote, the author elucidates to readers that no man should have an unfair advantage over another by making a reference to the declaration of independence. The author is also suggesting the idea that individuals who have the benefit of additional profit, to share their wealth amongst the rest of the nation that has limited profit. Another allusion to support Long’s theory of sharing America’s wealth was made regarding the well known Greek philosophers Socrates
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