The speech “I Have A Dream” by Martin Luther King was the most compelling because he used 3 of the rhetorical devices. MLK used logos, pathos, and ethos. He used logos by appealing to the audience’s ethics by saying pieces of evidence that he thinks is for the best. He used pathos by appealing to the audience's emotions and giving examples that hit home and we can give sympathy to them. He used ethos by appealing to the audience’s logic, he used pieces of evidence like important documents from the past and he uses that to support his side. The central idea of “I Have A Dream” is that there was the Emancipation Proclamation (DOI) and white people aren’t obeying that and the time is now for people to obey this. The negroes aren’t going to blow …show more content…
He is saying that they cannot be satisfied until the white peoples ethics change and the negro are no longer being the victim of brutality, only then they will be satisfied. But although I read when MLK said that meaning to appeal to how white people need to change his ethics, I also think he’s trying to say what he knows is best for this country and what is best for the wellbeing of …show more content…
Ethos means to appeal to the audience’s logic. In the speech MLK uses a lot of references to earlier document in life and he used logic when doing that. For example, “All men are deserving of American liberties,” which I know liberties is a big word and some people may not know what that is but he used logic and knew it meant the state of being free. MLK also says, “... black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the ‘unalienable Rights’ of ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ “ he refered to those documents earlier in time when Thomas Jefferson said those things, he uses logic by bringing up the past to support his side of the
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How Martin Luther King Jr uses pathos in his speech Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the speech I have a dream it’s about having freedom because back in the day they didn’t have a lot of freedom people judged by the color of their skin and he was trying to speak for many people of both ethnicities and religion. He wants everyone to have the same freedom and to be able to do things together and not have to different bathrooms, schools, water fountains etc. Martin Luther King Junior’s most persuasive appeal is pathos because he shows the audience his passion for wanting the best for everyone and the future of his people, he shows hope because he wants the future for everyone to improve and he shows confidence because he knows a lot about this topic and he has been in a lot of situations like this before. One way Martin Luther King Jr. uses his emotions to persuade people to trust him is through his passion.
“but the white moderate who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers negative peace which is the absence of tension”. MLK is pointing out that the white moderate is the major problem this campaign has. “The Negro has many pent up resentments and latent frustrations. He has to get them all out.”. In this quote, the Negro has so many frustrations that MLK believes that this protest has to go on in order for the Negro to let out all of his frustrations”.
INTRODUCTION MLK, The Giver, and Doodle are different and they are the same by all the details of all of the stories…… MLK Structure MLK was talking about how being different wasn’t a way to not use the same stuff. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted freedom without using or sharing the opposite of what the white people had. He believed that black and whites could live equally. Than his people no longer needed to be treated differently because of the color of their skin. Even though slavery ended a long time before white people still treated black people mean, and MLK just wanted to make it stop so now all the black people are free just like me and he wanted them to be treated just like me.
On April 12, 1964 Malcolm X gave his “Ballot or Bullet” speech at King Solomon Baptist church in Detroit, where two thousand people were in attendance. At this time President Lyndon Johnson was running for reelection which was the fuel to the fire for Malcom's speech. Malcolm X used the ethos approach to educate, convince, and encourage black people to get more involved in their communities to expand “Black Nationalism”, which I don’t think was successful because at the time it was not easily attainable. Ethos allows Malcolm X to convince the audience that he knows what he is talking about which persuades them to believe that what he is saying is true. In this case he is trying to convince the large crowd that “Black Nationalism”
MLK states in paragraph 3, “...just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town.” King uses an analogy to give his audience an idea of what he is doing when fighting for civil rights. Lastly, King uses a rhetorical question in his letter. He asks the question on page 278 in paragraph 24, “But is this a logical assertion?” MLK uses this question to make his
He used this information to tell the people how long they have been taking being discriminated against after being freed
Martin Luther King, Jr. uses ethos to appeal to his audience. MLK stated he would have not allowed a person to go without or let someone suffer. MLK states, “Even so, I am sure that, had I lived in Germany at the time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers. If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country’s antireligious laws.” (p. 4)
“... that all men will be guaranteed the “unalienable rights…” This is a quote known from the declaration of independence; “of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This document meant to be for all of the people (white or black), but of course it came down to only half of the people (white people). MLK Jr. was a leader, willing to help fight for everybody’s rights (white or black). A conflict occurred, that eventually America solved.
Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most influential African-American activists in American History and was a key participant in the Civil Rights movement, the goal of which was to provide full civil rights to all rights in America. MLK has written many, many speeches and letters in favor of the Civil Rights movement in America, the most famous of them being his legendary “I Have a Dream” Speech and the monumental “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. To attempt to gain support for his cause, MLK employs the use of emotional appeals, also known as pathos, and logical appeals, also known as logos, which aid to stir emotion and reasoning in the listener. It is more than obvious that MLK tends to tug at the heartstrings of his listeners with his emotionally charged language essential to his success. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. uses more powerful and plentiful examples of pathos in his literature, examples of which being his “I Have a Dream” speech and his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, than logos due to the more powerful emotional connection they carry which can convince his listeners to sympathize with his civil rights movement.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an important figure in gaining civil rights throughout the 1960’s and he’s very deserving of that title as seen in both his “I Have a Dream” speech and his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” letter. In both of these writings Dr. King uses logos - logical persuasion - and pathos - emotional appeal - to change the opinions of people who were for segregation and against civil rights. Although King was arrested for a nonviolent protest, he still found a way to justify his actions with the use of logos and pathos. MLK uses both ways to gain the attention and agreement of the audience but, he uses pathos not just more, but in a more relatable way in order to appeal to his audience.
To achieve this, he used rhetorical strategies such as appeal to pathos and repetition. His passionate tone flowed through these strategies, increasing their persuasive power on the people and encouraging them to follow/listen to his message on racial injustice. While pathos elicits an emotional response from the audience to make them more accepting of King’s ideas, repetition structures the speech and emphasizes key ideas for the audience to take away from listening. These two techniques played a crucial role in furthering his purpose and in provoking a powerful response from the audience that made this speech memorable and awe-inspiring. To this day, King’s speech remains one of the most famous and influential speeches in
On August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr gave us one of one of the most rhetorically moving speeches ever given. Titled as the “I Have a Dream Speech,” he read this speech to the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”. As a civil right mover he gave this great speech to all Americans (black and white) so that he could give off the idea of equality on the same level. Because of his crowd of mix races King made sure to make his speech imploring to all no matter what the race that they may be. He uses metaphorical imagery, powerful diction,and symbolism to create an impact on the audience.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an extremely impactful activist during the Civil Rights Movement that gave over 2,500 speeches in his lifetime. Of these speeches, his most popular is his famous I Have a Dream speech that he gave on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. during the March on Washington. Even famous speakers like Martin Luther King, Jr. use persuasive techniques to appeal to the different sides of their audiences. In order to appeal to his predominately African American audience, Martin Luther King, Jr. makes reference to Abraham Lincoln and his granting freedom to slaves by signing the Emancipation Proclamation.
By using the rhetorical features, MLK’s speech reached a different level of effectiveness for his audience. Using credibility, authority, trustworthiness and similarity to build a relationship by using evidence, MLK achieved ethos. Then by stating his values and creating imagery achieved but hos vocabulary he effective used pathos. Finally, by his clarity, goals, evidence and consistency, MLK appropriately reached his audience logical and effectively using logos. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered for his great speeches, accomplishments and his leadership skills, but also for the sincerity of his heart for the freedom and unity of all people.