Rhetorical Analysis Of Women's Rights To Suffrage By Susan B Anthony

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In today’s world, it seems to be that women have the same rights as men, but it wasn't always this way. The speech “Women’s Rights to Suffrage” by Susan B Anthony is the most compelling of all. Susan B Anthony persuades the audience that all women should have the same rights as men. It’s shown through the speech that the federal constitution says “we the people”, the government has no right to take away rights from just one gender, and that women are considered people as well. The fact that the constitution says “we the people” is a primary point in this speech. Susan B Anthony applies an allusion, pathos, and sentence structure to remind the audience that the federal constitution says “we the people” have these rights. At the time women weren’t given the same rights as men. When she talks about this Susan says, “It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the union.” (Anthony,1) When Susan B Anthony alludes to the constitution it adds that feeling of ‘oh I should be doing this’ because, the constitution was our nation’s foundation. You instantly have part of you wanting to fight for the same cause as Susan B Anthony. In her speech she continues to say, “And it is a downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republic government -- the ballot.” (Anthony,1)…show more content…
Throughout the text it is addressed that the federal constitution says “we the people”, the government has no right to take away rights from just one gender, and that women are considered people. This is the reason why “ Women’s Rights to Suffrage” was most compelling; it explains why everyone should be equal and specifically women and men. Susan B Anthony was one of many to fight for women to have the same rights as men in today’s
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