Analysis Of John Locke 's ' Gettysburg Address ' Essay example

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In America during the Civil war, people were killing their own brothers based on their allegiance. Everybody during that time did not believe the effects it may have after the war was over. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States knew about these effects, though the work of John Locke goals of democracy. Lincoln Speech “Gettysburg Address” not only gives hope to the union soldiers but, something much more. Through the speech, Lincoln believes that if the Union loses the war against the Confederates they will not be given a democratic government and through this all countries will be lost regardless if established now or later because of John Locke’s ideas of democracy through the use of imagery, symbolism and antithesis. One of Lincoln’s literary device that is used to support his argument is symbolism, by comparing both the north and the south to express to us how a democratic government should treat their people. In the speech Lincoln states “... and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal ( Abraham Lincoln 1).” This shows us that everybody regardless of where they came from are all equal under the Declaration Of Independence that was created during the revolutionary war. This not only creates the idea of equality under one nation but also reflects the idea of John Locke. John Locke believes that in order for a government to be successful they must protect the three natural rights given to the people which were life, liberty, and…

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