Rhetorical Analysis Of Chief Red Jacket's 1805 Speech

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Many assume that the Whites gave the Indians many freedom when conquering their land. The standard way of thinking about how Whites treating Indians has it by biased history. It is often said by the Native Americans that they are forced to do actions without their actual opinion on them. The standard way of thinking about religion is allowing people to express themselves in the beliefs and get worship on their own. Chief Red Jacket’s 1805 Speech purpose is to acknowledge that the Indians will not allow the Whites to force conversion in Christianity upon them by using pathos , repetition and imagery.

Chief Red Jacket uses pathos to make the reader feel sympathy on the Indians being forced to convert to Christianity. Chief Red Jacket states
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Chief Red Jacket states , “ He has taken his garment from before the sun, and caused it to shine with brightness upon us; our eyes are opened, that we see clearly; our ears are unstopped, that we have been able to hear distinctly the words that you have spoken; for all these favors we thank the Great Spirit, and him only. ” Chief Red Jacket uses imagery to show that they were grateful due to their beliefs and was not planning to change it. Chief Red Jacket states , “ Brother, our seats were once large, and yours were very small; you have now become a great people, and we have scarcely a place left to spread our blankets; you have got our country, but are not satisfied; you want to force your religion upon us. ” Chief Red Jacket uses imagery to show that the Whites forcefully try to change the Indians religion but failed due to the Indians faith.

All in all , Chief Red Jacket speech purpose was to confirm the Indians decision on not converting to the force religion. Chief Red Jacket uses pathos to make the reader feel sympathy to show that the Indians have been very patient to the actions of the Whites. Chief Red Jacket uses repetition to emphasize the background history of the Indians beliefs that will not change. Chief Red Jacket uses imagery to show that the Indians have received the Whites with open arms but they just wanted more and more. Imagine a world where only one religion
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