I Have A Dream Vs. Old Major's Speech

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Old Major’s speech in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, and Dr.Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a Dream” speech were written by different people, for different reasons, at different times and places. Old Major talks about his vision for the future of Manor Farm where animals end the suffering caused by man while King talks about his vision for the future of America where racial injustice is nonexistent. After all of these differences the two speeches are still very similar.
Both speeches talked about an injustice that they felt needed to end. Old Major talked about how the humans made the animals work and then took everything that they worked for and barely fed them. "Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself” (Orwell). King talked about how “The Negro is still languished in
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King uses repetition frequently to emphasize his points. “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children”(king). When writing Old Major’s speech Orwell used questions over 10 times.
Although Old Major’s speech in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, and Dr.Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a Dream” speech are very different, they are also very similar. They were both written to put an end to a problem and both succeeded. The two writers, King and Orwell, both have their own individual writing style that can inspire
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