Monday, November 10, 2014

Exploration 7 Preston Wilkin

1. The things that found that where the most impotent in this chapter was how they noted what a public document is. With all of the other types of writing was have looked at, letters argument, reviews to name a few, take the position of one person or author. public documents on the other hand represent a group of people, not just one person. This is impotent because it now addresses a much wider audience and not an individual so it is a different perspective now.

2. The writing that I choose to respond to is the declaration of independence. The purpose of this writing was to declare that we are a separate independent nation from England. This writing was both effective and ineffective at the same time. The writing was effective in the way that we are now a separate country from England and it did have the effect of bringing the country together to fight the English. however it was in effective in the fact that the declaration was signed in 1776 and the treaty of Paris, AKA the treaty that officially ended the war, was signed in 1783, 7 years later. so the declaration didn't official sever there connection like it was intended to do. the evidence in the declaration is pretty evident. basically the entire middle section is a list of complaints problems and reasons that England and the colonies should separate.the writing in the declaration is the best in the second paragraph when it says "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This is probably the most iconic writing in all of American writing. it is impotent because it sets up the basic values our society goes by. it also does it in a very clear and eloquent way.

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