having a democracy is. The purpose of Lincoln's speech was very similar. It was to dedicate a monument as the final resting place for those who have died in the civil war; it was also to reinforce the fact that there is unfinished work. "It is for us the living rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who have fought here have thus far so nobly advanced." (Lincoln "Gettysburg Address") In my opinion the Gettysburg Address is a
Although the Pericles’ Funeral Oration and the Gettysburg Address are hundreds of years apart, many have taken note of the similarities between these two memoirs for fallen soldiers of war. A powerful funeral oration from Athenian culture inspired Abraham Lincoln’s address to the Union during the Civil War. Both the Athenians and the Union were in the midst of fighting another power at the time. The value placed on liberty and democracy amongst these two groups was strong. Although citizens were
length and many other characteristics both Pericles's Funeral Oration, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address share their similarities. Both nations are Democratic, and both speakers are very proud of that fact, mentioning it in both speeches. Something I noticed was the mentioning of religion. Lincoln mentioned God in his speech, yet Pericles did not mention anything about religion, he kept it purely political. While Pericles had a lengthier speech, Lincoln's speech was short, sweet and right to the point.