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Ideas can be conveyed in many different ways dependant on the tone style and diction of the piece Both William Hazlitt and Mark Twain present a very similar topic in two very different ways Hazlitts Education of Women speaks of how classical education is not proper for women Twains Female Suffrage reiterates the idea that women should not be able to vote or hold public office Hazlitts 1815 essay is a true opinion of his own feelings against having educated females 1867 a different time with similar ideas is the setting of Twains piece He portrays how the relationship between suffrage and women is completely ridiculous These authors use different styles to display completely opposite points Hazlitt wastes no time getting to his point in order to drive it into the minds of the readers He intends that his audience is only the educated male society Hazlitt feels that women do not need to be anything more than generally educated He attempts to convince his audience to accept his views and practice them Twain on the other hand is creating a humorous situation which picks at the number of crazy positions that his wife holds in the community He is not trying to make the audience think that female suffrage is bad Twain intends that all people will read his piece for comic relief Hazlitt uses a very straightforward type of diction in his essay He explains his points and backs them up with his own opinions and observations He is very authoritative and arrogant in the way he speaks They are mere egoists They have no passion for truth nor any love of what is purely ideal He feels that his way is the right and only way to think Since he speaks unto the educated community he uses well-accepted ideas to communicate his points Twain uses hyperbole an approach very different from Halzitts style Twain takes the offices held by his wife
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