by Langston Hughes
Freedom and Confinement
We're pretty sure you picked up on the theme of freedom in "Democracy" after, oh… the first stanza. The speaker spells it out for us that freedom is just as essential as the land we stand on and...
Society and Class
Society and class play a big part in why "Democracy" was written in the first place. If some folks enjoy more rights and freedoms in a society than others, then we get the feeling that democracy fo...
No one ever said freedom comes easy no matter where you are. In "Democracy," freedom takes a lot of courage and guts. The speaker has to stand up for what's right and quit fearing everything. There...