Classic English Literature
On 28th September 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt gave a speech of the conservation of Human Rights while in France. From the onset, it can be seen that her main issue was to talk about how these rights can be ensured not only in once country but in the entire world. She thus says that she wanted to talk about a major issue at the time which lay in the preservation of human rights. (Roosevelt 1). This clearly shows her intent. She claims that the preservation of the rights is very important for in the current times. To assert the importance of this, she observes that the founders of the U.N understood this concept as they conceived the human rights. (Roosevelt 2). Well this shows just why the issue of human rights is so fundamental. She then goes on to further explain her position by citing the different statutes and agreements that have been signed to assert the human freedoms.
On the contrary, she also argues about the opposing side where the argument was that some countries failed to agree to the declaration of the rights since their difference in definition of the term. “The reason for this fundamental difference is the conception of human beings as they exist in these states” (Roosevelt 7).
Looking at this argument, it can be seen that the argument takes the Rogerian argument. This is mainly because Roosevelt started off by introducing her topic of discussion. She also gave her position on the issue immediately and started arguing for her point, giving examples for the same. She also gave the opponents side by looking at the argument of the nations that failed to sign the freedom rights as suggested by the U.N. in a nutshell, the speech was well planned and delivered.
Roosevelt, Eleanor. "The Struggle for Human Rights." American Rhetoric. 2011. Web. 11 May