All of the writings and speeches in his immense collection include a logical and emotional appeal to help persuade anyone reading or listening. Although King always seemed to appeal to the public’s emotions the most. One of Dr. King’s most well known public speeches is his “I Have a Dream” speech. This is known as one of the most influential and gripping speeches that was spoke during the civil rights movement. One of the reasons it reached so many people is in the speech it has an appeal to reason, and no one can refuse reason.
His actions continuously define his essence. At the core, everything he says or does come from within. While he "gets" the contemporary type of success established by the American dream, he does not hesitate to pursue anything he desires. In fact, this characteristic generates a high level of admiration from most viewers. Because most people do not dare to follow their dreams, the viewers idolize his disproportionate audacity to face any challenge that lies in front of him.
Kennedy presents his speech with strong Aristotelian appeals of ethos, pathos and the stylistic devices of alliteration and antithesis. Kennedy accomplished what every speaker strives for and surpassed it by capturing the hearts of the audience and inspiring the people’s trust. Ethos is a very important rhetorical device in speeches because it establishes a sense of credibility and trustworthiness with the audience. Ethos permits the audience to feel a sense of trust that is missing in some people’s speeches. When ethos is missing one never really gets to establish a connection to the audience.
Dr. Kings faith encouraged his peaceful approach to changing the world we live in. His use of peaceful protests proved useful not only in achieving his goals but also in gaining a following. Martin Luther King Jr had many leadership qualities, he was very patient, recognizing that change wouldn 't happen overnight, he wasn 't afraid to ask for what he wanted in a confident but calm manner, recognizing that violence was only a temporary solution, he was quick to inspire and encourage others, and he was utterly devoted to his cause, going as far as to give his life for it in the end. In his speeches, he would commonly inspire others with his promises of a brighter future and references to his faith, well repeatedly affirming that he intended for the changes he spoke of to go threw, reassuring his listeners that the African-Americans of America would not waver in their goal, no matter how long it
Heroic individuals display a special set of traits that separate them from ordinary people. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. who was a civil rights activist during the 1960’s showed immense bravery in everyday life, and in situations that could possibly danger him. Dr. King also fought intensively for what he believed was morally correct, and made crucial sacrifices for the benefit of others. The actions and behaviors Martin Luther King Jr. displayed being a civil rights activists and a hero helped him become the influential individual the majority of the public in the U.S adored during the 1960’s. Such traits are a prime example of what constitutes a modern-day “hero”; bravery, determination, and sacrifice.
Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies Summary Robert Middlekauff starts off by introducing Benjamin Franklin as a well-mannered and civic-minded individual who is loved by everyone. Of course, Benjamin Franklin was a little bit reserved when it came to strangers, but that never stopped people from growing fond of him. His good heart and spirit lead him to amazing people like Margaret Stevenson (Polly), John Adams, William Strahan, and Thomas Jefferson to name a few. Besides from having a well-liked personality Robert Middlekauff also reveals that Benjamin Franklin was a curious man who came equipped with an outstanding resumé. Benjamin Franklin’s resumé starts from a print shop to a politician, and finally to a scientist.
He is a magnificent influencer and is a role model for everyone who has heard his story. I am blessed that I have learned more about him so I can take note of the strength he used to get through his barriers and were able to conquer them one by one. He was persistent and stayed on the course to his goal and ignored all the hateful things people would throw at him. My biggest barrier used to be how shy I was; but each day, I am growing and growing. After listening to what Jackie Robinson did, I am encouraged to fight harder and conquer my
Dr. King and George Wallace had great timeliness for giving their speech, Kairos is the use of timeliness “ the right place and the right time.” (schoology.com) Both men used this point in time to give their speech because it was the beginning of the civil rights movement which benefited both men for different reasons. Martin Luther King Jr.’s use of Kairos benefitted him because when he gave his speech on August 28, 1963 it was the peak of the civil rights movement. His speech was not only heard and seen by the people who were able to make it out to see him give his speech but also the people who didn’t go. Televisions were starting to become more common in American homes. Had he done it before the time of tv and radio it wouldn’t have had the same impact.
His speech is congested with rhetorical devices and figurative language that truly captivate any reader’s attention with cases that prove how unfair America can be, regardless of documentations that state equality among all. Dr. King most certainly still generates an impact in our world today with his influential
King Henry V is Shakespeare’s great heroic leader. Throughout the entire play he listens and talks with his troops in such a way that his speeches still motivate us and others. Henry being a good leader first recognized that nothing can be achieved without the people he manages and leads in other words he recognized the power of “we”, the power of union. His speeches may still be applied in today’s corporate world. Shakespeare’s Henry’s speeches are masterpieces of communication between a leader and his subordinates.
All three speakers never lost sight or detracted from their topics and instead went on to pursue extemporaneous techniques that roused the audience to cheer and applaud throughout their speech. A great speaker always finds a flow of idea and element that connects to their speech delivery. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Steve Jobs, and Sir Ken Robinson all displayed outstanding public speaking ability. They used effective delivery tactics to piece their stories together into a organized and systematic manner . By conveying, persuading, and motivating the audience, it demonstrates the speaker’s ability to grab hold of their attention and leave a lasting