ENG 2004 Elizabeth Hart
September 2, 2010
Reading Response #1
Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments
1. Title: The title relates to the section, because it resembles the three part structure of the Declaration of Independence. The section was written in Seneca Falls at a women’s rights convention. The title also declares that the piece will be a set of sentiments, thoughts prompted by feelings.
2. Author’s Life: The women, Mott, Wright, McClintrock, and Stanton, who wrote the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiment were born in a time when women had no rights and were simply their husbands belongs. Mott and Stanton lived this discrimination first hand when they were forced to sit behind a curtain at the World…show more content…
5. Compare/Contrast: The sections all protest a current status quo in America and use the format of respected government documents to protest. Mott, Wright, McClintrock, and Stanton formatted the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments after the Declaration of Independence in hopes of gaining women the “inalienable rights” designated towards men. Similarly, Thoreau used his work to explain that slaves, Indians, and Mexicans should hold the same rights as the American people receive from the Declaration of Independence. De Leon wrote to promote socialism and tear down capitalism; likewise, the Declaration promoted independence by tearing down King George. Brown formatted his works after the Constitution writing it in article format to promote a slave-free