The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

The intention is to spark a revolution for Communism.  The authors wrote this to inform the Proletarians of the benefits of Communism and encourage them to embrace the call to action: “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution.  The proletariats have nothing to lose but their chains.” Marx and Engels begin their manifesto…

Politics and the English Language

The intention of this essay is to educate others about the “vagueness” of the English language. He persuades his readers to speak and write with more clarity by using examples from English journals and novels. Orwell builds most of his argument by criticizing five different works of literature; he spends the majority of the essay discussing…

Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.

The intention of King’s piece is to justify his use of nonviolent protest to try and end the discrimination that was happening in Birmingham, Alabama. He is explaining to his audience why the protesting is necessary and how there are deep rooted problems not only in Birmingham but all throughout the South. He is trying…

Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The intention of Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions by Elizabeth Cady Stanton asserts the rights of women and demands equal respect as full United States citizens. She uses the “Declaration of Independence” to assist in her endeavor of women’s rights and how the declaration states indirectly of the equality of women and men. The invention…

The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

Intention:  Lincoln delivered this speech after the battle of Gettysburg was fought in the American Civil War.  His speech was designed to remember all of the men who died in the battle of Gettysburg and to celebrate all of the soldiers who died while fighting for freedom. Quotation: “We have come to dedicate a portion…

The Morals of a Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

The intention of Morals of a Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli is to educate the rulers of this world in how to govern with guidelines that Niccolo uses to emphasize his point. He is brutal  in his ideals of what a truly good ruler needs to possess to have success. The goal of the essay is to…

Speech to the Troops at Tilbury by Queen Elizabeth I

The intention of Queen Elizabeth’s the I speech was to rally the troops for the battle at Tilbury. The soldiers were meant to feel the inspiration and the love that Queen Elizabeth the I had for her people and that she was unwilling to give up in the face of battle. Queen Elizabeth has the…