Susan B Anthony Ethos Pathos Logos

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The 18th century was a very radical period in U.S. history. Lots of groups of people were achieving equal rights and women were the last of those groups get suffrage rights. Between 2 sources in support of Women's suffrage, it I clear that source 1 holds the upper hand in winning over audiences with its rhetoric. In passage 1, Susan B. Anthony uses many rhetoric appeals to win over the audience in favor of womans suffrage. She starts off using logos to explain why her unlawful voting is not unlawful. She defends this by quoting the U.S. constitution- “All men are created equally and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” She quotes this because laws can't outlaw the constitution, which means there was never any documentation to arrest her. Another time she uses logos is when she says, “That imprisons and hangs them without a trial by jury of their peers, that robs them of …show more content…

congress. She starts off the speech with a pathos appeal by providing an example to show how it feels to be a Women trying to get a job- “if she walks into an office for an interview, the first question she will be asked is “Do you type?”.” She provides this example to highlight the hollowness of these statements and then goes on to explain why these illogical happenings shouldn’t be so common. Another time she uses pathos is when she says “Women do not have the opportunities that men do. And women that do not conform to the system, who try to break with the accepted patterns, are stigmatized as “odd” and “unfeminine;” she uses this to show how helpless and sad their situation is. The last way she convinces the audience is with a melancholic, hopeless tone, she uses words like, “submitted to oppression and cooperated with it,” and “unconscious attitudes.” She uses these words to show what a helpless situation they are in and how it is making people afraid to strive for

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