Comparison Stanton and Jefferson

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Nicole Ruiz Mrs. Andrews AP Language and Composition/Period2 23 September 2013 During the late 1700’s, the colonies in America were upset and resentful of the British tyranny. In order to make the separation between the two groups official, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Two hundred years later, women were facing the same injustice, only it was from men; and to protest against the unfair treatment, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. Both parties of oppression fought against the same outcome, unjust treatment. Stanton's declaration was a parody to Jefferson's and closely resembled his work. Jefferson's and Stanton's similar techniques include the use of the periodic sentence, whixh was typical of the time. The first sentence of bothdeclarations is periodic, the sentence was long and carefully balanced, and the main point cames at the end. Both writers used "He" or "For" and, is therfore, create parallel structure. Balance is also achieved by making each sentence the same length. The "He" Jefferson reffered to is Britian's King George III who was an absolute tyrant who wanted complete control for himself. Stanton reffered to "He" as a tyrant man. Another way that both writer's are similar is the fact that they uses pathos, and logos throughout their Declarations. One way that Stanton uses logos is "The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpation of man and toward women, having indirect object the establishment of and absolute tyranny over her." This staement is used to show the logic of the women's thoughts and ideas that they have in mind. A way that she uses pathos is when " he has taken from her all in right in property, even to wages she earns." This statement is used to get the reader to feel symathetic for Elizabeth and how she llost almost everything she was
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