How Does Martin Luther King Jr Use Of Propaganda

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Propaganda has many different uses, both good and bad. Propaganda is mainly used to make people think or feel something. They use different things in propaganda to do this stereotypes, dehumanization, metaphors, similes, etc. These can be to help promote somebody to give them more attention, but they can also be used to push harmful ideologies and stereotypes onto people to try and make them agree with their opinion. Propaganda has been used for years, it is naturally just everywhere. Dr.Martin Luther King used works of propaganda in his "I Have A Dream" speech. He used different figures of speech to get his point across. Comparing different things to each other shows the meaning of things and gives an example of how they felt during the civil …show more content…

Martin Luther King, he is a black male during the civil rights movement making him vulnerable in the way his community is discriminated against heavily during this period, though he is a powerful figure in the way he is a pastor which in America is a big deal because especially during this time is very important to many people, especially in the deep south which is where he grew up and lived. Martin Luther King presented the speech during the march on Washington. During the speech he used different figures of speech, the most evident example of this is his use of repetition, he repeats “I Have A Dream” throughout the entire speech even the name of his speech is “I Have A Dream”. He uses this to give the audience hope and to bring the speech back to the same thing every time he speaks about a new thing that is also still about the fact he hoped one day blacks and whites could live equally. He also uses metaphors like “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”. This is a good example of him using a metaphor to explain his feelings and his hopes for America one …show more content…

black people, Jewish people, trans people, gay people, Muslim people, women, all these people and more had propaganda used against them at some point in history and most still have it used against them today. Even things like cartoons had propaganda that was used against them. Even some favorites like ‘Bugs Bunny’ and ‘Tom and Jerry’ had anti-black propaganda. They showed black people different stereotypes. We even see in ‘Tom and Jerry’ that they do blackface in the first two minutes (Plane Dumb 1932). They use these stereotypes and ideologies in the cartoons to get more people to see them. They also are using a popular show making more people inclined to agree with their ideologies. People often tend to feel more inclined to agree with the opinions if they are coming from someone or something popular or known to be

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