On The Pulse Of Morning Speech Analysis

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Change is an essential part to anything in the world. The famous quote by Mahatma Ghandi “Be the change you wish to see in the world” is one that is represented extremely well by both Maya Angelou in her 1991 poem “On the Pulse of Morning” and Cady Stanton’s “Declaration of Sentiments” speech. Though both texts touch on the topics of equality, freedom, and achievement and success, each has a slightly different viewpoint on the topics. Maya Angelou and Cady Stanton had similar viewpoints and goals when discussing freedom. The only differences would between the two would be the time period of their writings and the events/reasoning for their writings. Stanton and Angelou would have treated each other's causes the same if they were in each other's shoes.Stanton discussed equal freedoms for women in the 1840’s, where women were hardly seen as human beings with value compared to men. The premise of Stanton’s speech was to rally women together in…show more content…
Stanton mentions that the women of her time “Feel themselves aggrieved,oppressed, and fraudulently deprived of their most sacred rights” (113). This boldly shows how much the women needed those rights and people in order to live successful lives. The people in one's life do affect how successful one is. Maya Angelou’s poem hints at how people have a great amount of influence on one's life. “Mold it into the shape of your most private need. Sculpt it into the image of your most public self. Lift up your heart. Each new hour holds new chances got new beginnings” (82-87) is an excerpt that illustrates that one needs the people around them to achieve and succeed. Angelou focuses on how people can positively influence one's success, while stanton focuses on how the people in power have been suppressing their opportunities to
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