Similarities and Differences of Lincoln's and Thucydides Addresses

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Compare and Contrast Essay between Lincoln’s Address and Thucydides’ Address

These two formal texts have both similarities and differences amongst each other. Both speeches serve a purpose of honor and recognition. They both honor soldiers for their service in the war who died for their country. But the differences are quite different themselves. In Lincoln's address he is more focused and determined to set the future for the Americans so the country can have a better purpose in life, while Thucydides was more factual and informational on the events that led up to the situation. In Lincoln’s address it differs from Thucydides. He addresses his audience with an open mind and subjective evidence on his speech. In his speech he talks …show more content…

In Thucydides speech he respects the departed soldiers and also “mounts” or tries to establish and set forth the nation even farther than what it previously was and go forth from there. The excerpt from the story shows just how he explains this: “But I should have preferred that, when men’s deeds have been brave, they should be honored in deed only, and with such an honor as this public funeral, which you are now witnessing.” “For where the rewards of virtue are greatest, there the noblest citizens are enlisted in the service of the state. And now, when you have duly lamented, everyone his own dead, you may depart.” This shows how he shows his condolences to the Athens for their hard long fight. Also from the story Thucydides this excerpt ti me explains how he is making different opportunities for his country to prosper: “I have dwelt upon the greatness of Athens because I want to show you that we are contending for a higher price than those who enjoy none of these privileges, and to establish by manifest proof the merit of these men whom I am now commemorating.” Thucydides also shares great points about his point of view and this outlook on how he respects the departed soldiers and tries to establish is country forward in any way possible. As you can see in both stories there are different points of view but still touch down with the

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