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Speaking on Human RightsThroughout centuries there has been certain individuals who have spoken towardhuman rights. A few good examples are Susan B Anthony and Elie Wiesel. Despite comingfrom different generations and experiencing different systematic issues, they shared similarbeliefs on human rights. Born in 1820, Anthony dedicated most of her life towards social causesand the suffrage for women’s rights. According to her biography, she became a leading activistin 1951 after being denied a chance to speak at a convention because she was a woman(Biography, 2017 , para. 2). Whereas Elie Wiesel was born in 1928. At the age of 15, Wieseland his family was forced into concentration camps. As his biography notes, he later began towrite memoirs of everything he experienced, and he also “became a revered internationalactivist, orator and figure of peace” (Biography, 2017, para. 8). Undeniably these two are verydifferent coming from different time periods and different cultures; but they share a commonbelief on needs for human rights. Anthony gave a speech “On Women’s Rights to Vote,” Wieselgave a speech on “The Perils of Indifference”. Though both speeches from Anthony and Weiselargued and fought for human rights, the speeches were different in style and tone.In Wiesel's speech we can recognize his tone is soft, he’s thoughtful, he’s thankful, he’sappreciative. He begins his speech by telling a story, you can tell it personal because it’s so

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