He also described the church as a White man’s religious space by talking about the authenticity of the church if right measures are not taken. Kings message here conveys a sense of urgency as well as panic that behavior of people can change for Church as well. He used phrases like “judgment of God” to tell the reader about the dismissal of God regarding this justice. It produces the sense of fear (Pathos) in a reader and hints the reader to change if he does not want God’s
Moreover, he uses pathos because the puritans basically based their society on faith, they reached their emotional level because the puritans god was a vengeful god and they feared him. He tries to convince puritans to be a good example, and desires other towns to look upon theirs as an idolatry Puritan community. He uses persuasive diction and figures of speech to reinforce his idea of a “city upon a hill”, which is having absolute unity and conformity in able for the colony to prosper. Finally, in Patrick Henry speech, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”, wants for people to go to the war, so they won’t be seen as somebody weak, he goes for that we go to war not for the love of bloodshed but to prove them their strength than they think. In other words, he wanted the people to feel good about their troops and what they need in life.
Though the residents of Maycomb did not agree with him, Atticus stuck to his belief all men are created equal. Equally important, he never frowned upon them, or disgraced their ways. While speaking to his children, Atticus conveys this, “Scout, I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man” (Lee 139). As a result, he displays to his children that he is not a coward and will not back away from a challenge, even if it means his reputation may taper as the trial advances. Correspondingly, the African American populous makes known that they are appreciative of Atticus’s intentions to free Tom of his accusation.
Essay #2: Argumentative Analysis Martin Luther King Jr. introduced a very controversial argument about why he believed that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”(264). In “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” King stated that justice is never given by the oppressor and the reason why his protests were very relevant and wise was because the issues needed to be addressed right then and not later. Moving along throughout his entire letter his primary thesis seemed to be that if the people wanted to be free from racial injustice they needed to participate in nonviolent protests. Given his setting and atmosphere, MLK did an extremely impressive job of using kairos and other rhetorical techniques in his piece. His argument was definitely
RFK urged his audience to return home peacefully rather than lash out violently. RFK takes an optimistic stance, he states: “What we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion to others” (32-33). This quote recognizes the impact of MLK’s death, and advocates for the audience to act peacefully because RFK still believes in the civil rights movement.The tone throughout the speech is honest, instead of cowering away from the idea of revenge he confronts it. For example, he says “For those of you who are black considering the evidence evidently is that there were white people who were responsible you can be filled with bitterness… and a desire for
Jones supports Atticus’s honest nature by saying that, “Reflection gives us humility, forces us to confront our own frailties and limitations; and compassion helps us love…”(Jones 152-153). In this situation Atticus has to confront his lawyer and father side; however, his decision tells readers that he still cares about Jem through his honest nature. Ultimately, Atticus would rather tell the truth and put his son on trial rather than let lies fester and develop into rumors in the small town of Maycomb because it is the right decision to
Including this example, “now is the time to make real the promise of democracy, and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.” Moving on, when King used convincing examples, he made the church and every reader in the following years acknowledge that something had to be done. King describes negative effects that segregation still has with usage of convincing examples. Additionally, Martin Luther King also uses many examples of figurative language to persuade viewer’s opinions of his cause. His metaphors and similes bring importance to his letter because they describe an inside look and feel on the effects of unequal rights that the church and readers have not ever seen before. In the end, Martin Luther King Jr. fought and died, to bring people of all color equal rights; his words with stylistic influence made a big impact on the United State’s society issues.
* Were these two men effective civil rights proponents? If so, what qualities or actions made them effective? If not, why? Be specific Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela can without doubt be named some of the most important figures in Black Civil rights history. The two of them never met, but they were both fighting for the same cause - a society where black and white people were equal.
Communication is key in every aspect of life. It is necessary for politicians to communicate with society, and it is necessary for a family to communicate to function. In Paradise Lost, John Milton writes speech after speech to force the importance of that communication between characters and with one’s own conscience. By taking the potentially blasphemous risk to speak for God, Milton reiterates to readers in a single speech that even if God knows every outcome of every conversation, there is still necessity in communication between Him and His followers, so that even as the almighty and all powerful, He can one day be the benign god He wishes to be. God is fully aware of the fall and the future of humanity.
When responding to the eight white clergymen, he states, “Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas,” giving the reader the notion that a plethora of criticism must come across his desk. But, he has chosen to write a response and explain himself simply because King feels they are “men of genuine good will” and their criticism is “sincerely set forth.” After the introduction of his letter, he feels he must next explain his location at the time: Birmingham Jail. “I am in Birmingham because injustice is here,” says King. This quote lets the reader know there is a reason behind King’s arrest, a very good reason, too. King uses biblical allusions to appeal to the eight white clergymen and their religious affiliation when he states his duty to carry the “gospel of freedom beyond his home town... Like Paul.” His final point of this section is the clergymen’s failure to recognize the underlying causes of the demonstrations they so harshly condemn, a failure causing further ignorance and confusion on racial
People gravitated towards Mr. King more due to the fact that he promoted a movement without the idea of fear. He told the protesters not to lower themselves to start committing acts of violence. He then started talking about a “dream” which gave the listeners of the speech an idea of peacefulness and tranquility. Malcolm on the other hand promoted the idea of God taking wrath upon the “White America” which would have scared many people. Martin Luther King Jr. promised peace while Malcolm X promised the wrath of God upon anybody that wasn’t Islam which was most of the population of the United States.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a nonviolent man who believed in equality for all. On the other hand Malcolm X lived by any means necessary and was not afraid to use force or intimidation. Unfortunately both men would be assassinated but not before making an impact on the world. Martin Luther King Jr. was
Malcolm X would hold the complete opposite in views saying “Any time a shepherd, a pastor, teaches you and me not to run from the white man, and, at the same time, teaches us not to fight the white man, he’s a traitor to you and me” (Epps, 67). While these two viewpoints are vastly contradictive in their core beliefs alone, the feelings of these two men were emulated throughout the country. King Jr. believed that the only way to win was to show the country that any African American was just like any other White man or minority that lived here. Malcolm X sought to keep the segregation that was already intact and to instead build up the African American community through keeping to themselves and keeping out of the hatred and bigotry of the country. He believed that if people attacked his race then his race had the right to defend themselves.
This speech was to influence everyone to unite and fight with oppression and violence for civil disobedience. Malcolm expresses many rhetorical appeals such as ethos, pathos, and logos. In the Beginning of the Speech, He reflects a major appeal of ethos by saying how his religious beliefs have a huge impact on what he believes in and why he’s fighting but has no correlation with the issue of black equality, “but as a Muslim minister; and I believe in action on all fronts by whatever means necessary. Although I 'm still a Muslim, I 'm not here tonight to discuss my religion. I 'm not here to try and change your religion.
Even though Washington believed that all men should be treated equally, his patient has earned him criticism. Critics argue that even with his reputation and political place (National Spokesperson) he did not demand for more equality for the African American population. Laws such as the Jim Crow and Black Codes prohibited blacks to vote or engage in political meetings. Overall, I think Washington did a great job of helping the African American community gain educational rights. He worked hard to give the blacks what they needed (education) and at the same time kept peace within the two races.