ELIZABETH CADY STANTON SOLITUDE SELF PDF

Without the inimitable Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the voice of 19th-century feminists would have been much less forceful. Essayist and memoirist. Elizabeth Cady Stanton argued for the rights of women based on the solitude and uniqueness of every person. Image 1 of Solitude of self No 11 ELIZABETH CADY STANTON Born November 12, in Johnstown Died October 26, in New York City.

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Before Stanton narrowed her political focus almost ex Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist and leading figure of the early woman’s movement. To refuse political equality is to rob the dlizabeth of all self-respect; of credit in the market place; of recompense in the world of work, of a voice in choosing those who make and administer the law, a choice in the jury before whom they are tried, and in the judge who decides their punishment.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She stood in front of her lifelong compatriots and enemies and argued that the inherent isolation of the human condition demands that people be allowed to be responsible for their own lives; thus, denying women the vote violates a basic human right to self-determination.

No trivia or quizzes yet. So it ever must be in the conflicting scenes of life, in the long, weary march, each one walks alone.

The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, her forces of mind and body; for giving her the most enlarged freedom of thought and action; a complete emancipation from all forms of bondage, of custom, dependence, superstition; from all the crippling influences of fear—is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life.

Though Gornick considers her own awakening in the early s, she rarely strays to the current state of feminism. The irony of these theories is that they arise after the era of anchoresses and hermits is gone.

Solitude of Self by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Trivia About Solitude of Self. The chief reason for opening to every soul the doors to the whole round of human duties and pleasures is the individual development thus attained, the resources thus provided under all circumstances to mitigate the solitude that at times must come to everyone.

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Unlike many of those involved in the women’s rights movement, Stanton addressed a number of issues pertaining to women beyond voting rights. Alone she goes to the gates of death to give life to every man that is born into the world; no one can share her fears, no one can mitigate her pangs; and if her sorrow is greater than she can bear, alone she passes beyond the gates into the vast unknown.

Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one’s self-sovereignty, the right to an equal place, everywhere conceded; a place earned by personal merit, not an artificial attainment by inheritance, wealth, family, and position.

Mar 13, Patti Hoffmann rated it it was amazing. The book was a gift and I loved reading it. The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities — for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, forces of mind and body; for giving her the most enlarged freedom of thought and action; a complete emancipation from all forms of bondage, of custom, dependence, superstition; from all the crippling influences of fear — is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life.

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Gornick anchors these rich ruminations on Stanton’s final speech, vividly describing her subject, who, after some 40 years of striving for women’s equality, focused on the vote as the critical right. Solitude of Self by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Physical security, limitations on education, the absence of social and political rights, and the mores of patriarchal society, limited the role of women.

Solitude of Self Quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nov 18, Paris Press rated it it was amazing Shelves: Elziabeth is individual life. Even our friendship and love we never fully share with another; there is something of every passion, in every situation, we conceal.

Throughout Solitude of Self, Elizabeth Cady Stanton reflects stantonn solitude and its integral relationship to self-reliance and equality. In ignorance, poverty and vice, as a pauper or criminal, alone we starve or steal; alone we suffer the sneers and rebuffs of our fellows; alone we are hunted and hounded through dark courts and alleys, in by-ways and high-ways; alone we stand in the judgment seat; alone in the prison cell we lament our crimes and misfortunes; alone we elizageth them on the gallows.

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The Solitude of Self: The chief reason for opening to every soul sklitude doors to the whole round of human duties and pleasures is the individual development thus attained, the resources thus provided under all circumstances to mitigate the solitude that at times must come to everyone.

Religious vocation as an escape for intelligent women was as much a psychological and physical alternative as a social alternative to the structures of the day.

Solitude of Self is Cady-Stanton’s last speech given in Elizabeth Cady Stanton believed this to be the most important speech of her lifetime. Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. A recent writer says: In our large cities, men run the bakeries; they make our bread, cake and pies.

We provide alike for all their individual necessities; then each man bears his own burden.

I genuinely enjoyed reading this and think that everyone should read this, as you can learn a lot from it, even though this was written during the era of women fighting for their independence and right to be stahton by their governments. Return to Book Page. The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives; in the religion she is asked to believe; equality in social life, where she is the chief factor; a place in the trades and professions, where she may earn her bread, is because of her birthright to self-sovereignty; because, as an individual, she must rely on herself.