Ain T I A Woman? By Sojourner Truth

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Ownership and Identity The meaning of ownership depends on many factors. These factors primarily consist of the object being owned, the person owning the object, and the history behind the object. The stance that I will take is similar to Aristotles, which he claims that ownership of tangible goods helps to develop moral character. Agreeing with Artistotle, Jean-Paul Santre believed ownership existed beyond objects to include intangible things. The purpose is to determine why and how ownership leads to an improvement in good character. In the adress, “Ain’t I A Woman?,” by Sojourner Truth, the identity and ownership of a person is described as property. The purpose of Soujourner Truth’s speech was to state the fact that not only females are…show more content…
An example from the text is, “Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or give me any best place! Ain’t I a woman!” Soujourner’s speech had an impact using not only politics, but also religion. An example from the text is, “Then that little man black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as me, ‘cause christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from?...” As for the story, “No name woman,” by Maxine Hong Kingston, the example of owning an experience is told. An example of a piece of history being told id, “You must not tell anyone.” At the same time, this story being shared could also be taught as a lesson to naive children, to scare them from doing anything shameful. The line, “Don’t humiliate us...the villager are watchful,” is a way to tell the younger people to not

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