Anthony's Narrative Analysis

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Even when she was overcome with private responsibilities, Anthony read, developed feminist reasoning, and composed impressive addresses for the women’s movement (Kendall, n.d.). When she was at death’s door, Anthony stated that she had endeavored for over sixty years for just a little bit of fairness, yet never retrieved it.
Anthony would often display her logic when debating or speaking to people. When an abolitionist clergyman told Anthony that because she had never been in matrimony, she had no business arguing about marriage, Anthony retorted that because he wasn’t a slave, he should quit talking about slavery. After Anthony assisted Mrs. Phelps, the spouse of a Massachusetts senator who had been beaten and sent to an insane asylum because
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During November 1, 1872, Anthony, attended by three of her sisters, registered for a looming election. Four days after her SUSAN B. ANTHONY 10 registration Anthony placed her first poll, feeling not the slightest bit guilty for doing so (Kendall, n.d.). Anthony appealed to further women’s property rights, especially the property rights of women who were already married. Anthony and Stanton both did not see the bible as a constructive literary piece because of how it focused on the greatness of man and went on to tell stories of how women were the weaker sex. Since both Anthony and Stanton did not see the bible as motivation for women in particular, they created their own bible which they called, but it was deemed blasphemy and received only bad reviews because of how many people it angered. Anthony requested President Roosevelt to ask of Congress that they give more power to the women, although he did not grant this …show more content…
On March 13, 1906, at the age of eighty-six, Anthony died of pneumonia in her home in Rochester, New York. The funeral was SUSAN B. ANTHONY 12 located at the Central Presbyterian Church because of how many people it could hold, yet there were still mourners who wanted to see Susan B. Anthony off who were unable to enter the building (Kendall, n.d.). At Anthony’s funeral, ten thousand people withstood a snowstorm in order to honor Anthony, who they said intended at being the women’s liberator. One woman commented that although she had been childless, Anthony was the mother of all of them, giving her the nickname “mother of women” (Kendall, n.d.). On March 15, 1906, Reverend Anna Howard Shaw spoke the final words at Anthony’s funeral, saying that for Anthony there would never be a death because her work would never be finished so long as there remained a wrong to be righted in the

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