Maya Angelou And Cady Stanton

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Maya Angelou and Cady Stanton Imagine a life, a nation, a world where an individual was defined by their race, role, or gender; yet, categorized as whole and deprived of their rights, chaos. In Maya Angelou’s piece “On the Pulse of Morning,” she explains the people who shaped ones everyday life, one being Cady Stanton. In her piece, “Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls Woman's’ Rights Convention,” she is a person from the past. She is an example of what Angelou has written about. Stanton fought for women's rights and has molded every female's life today. Even though Maya Angelou and Cady Stanton display the same concepts of freedom, equality, and achievement and success their perceptions differentiate. Maya Angelou and Cady Stanton…show more content…
Peace depicts equality. The poem says we have equal rights of men, women, children, of any race, and any gender because of people like Stanton. Stanton could be “The creator” in the piece, who granted us with these equal rights. Stanton, made this to be true. She fought for equality, specifically women. She tells of god(s) and its creation of each individual from the day we were born are humans, respected and equal. One's belief dictates their view with their perception of their god(s) but that does not give them the right to unfairly treat another. “...which the laws of nature’s Gods entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind…” (Stanton 112). In all, Stanton forged the equality Angelou describes in her…show more content…
What both of these characters fought and strived for came to be true presently. Although, many little achievements were met, their ultimate goals became a success. Angelou tells about the people in an individual's life, presently and from the past. They went through and overcame struggles, working hard for future generations to be free as analyzed within one of the many quotes, “ But today, the Rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully, come, you may stand upon my and face your distant destiny, but seek no haven in my shadow” (Angelou 9-12). One individual who could play an example of one of the symbolic images Angelou describes is Stanton. “The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpation on the part of man toward women…” (Stanton 112). Stantons use of diction displays her hard work and determination to fight for women that eventually lead to achieving her goal. According to Angelou it's about hard work of others that keep a lasting impact to this day and with it one can achieve success; Stanton preaches hard work now to later achieve one's ultimate

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