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The Parallels Between Pericles Funeral Oration and Lincolns Gettysburg Address Upon evaluating Pericles funeral oration and Lincolns Gettysburg Address the reader is able to clearly notice the parallels between the two speeches Although there is a significant length difference the content of the two orations is quite similar Throughout the Gettysburg Address Lincoln noticeably echoes Pericles transforms the words and ideas of his predecessor and makes his speech resemble that of the Athenian leader Although many centuries separate the time these two speeches were given it is evident that Lincoln echoes the funeral oration of Pericles One instance in which Lincoln echoes this great leader is when he pronounces our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nationlines 1-3 Pericles began his speech in the same way when he said I shall began by speaking about our ancestors Thucydides p 214 Another occurrence is when Lincoln proclaims we cannot consecrate -we cannot hallow-this ground The brave men living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it lines 16-19 Pericles also feels the same way in that the men being honored have proved themselves valiant on the battlefield and their glories shall be proclaimed in action not in a speech given by one man Thucydides p214 In his address Lincoln also echoes Pericles mention and praise of democracy The famous ending of the Gettysburg Address government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth exhibits Lincoln view on democracy Lincoln 34-36 Likewise Pericles seems to adorn democracy when he says power is in the hands not of a minority but of the whole peopleour political life is free and openThucydides p215 Along with echoing Pericles funeral oration Lincoln also transforms the words and ideas of his predecessor while giving his address at Gettysburg One way in which he does this is by stating that all men are created equalLincoln 4-5 which is in accordance to Pericles
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