Rhetorical Analysis Of Ain T I A Woman

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Ain’t I A Woman?: Sojourner Truth’s Speech about Women’s Rights I’m leaving and I’m not turning back. You’re probably thinking about a bad divorce or a couple breaking up, but in this case, we’re dealing with a very brave woman and fugitive slave known as Sojourner Truth. Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in the year of 1797 until she escaped to freedom in 1826. After fleeing away, Sojourner became an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. “Ain’t I a woman?” was a wonderful speech that was delivered by Truth at the Women’s Convention in 1851. Also it was a question that was repetitively asked during her soliloquy. Truth was a very courageous woman considering the fact that she was elaborating on how she was being mistreated as a woman and also as an African-American woman in front of men and women. …show more content…
Sojourner started her speech off by letting the audience know that regardless of how some men think women should be treated doesn’t mean that Truth gets that same treatment from men. “ That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman?” Sojourner was trying to tell the audience that regardless of what the man said it goes against what she deals with in everyday