Martin Luther King Jr has stated, “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” This means that people can make a difference without harming anyone and can make a difference without being hurt. Also that nonviolence is more powerful than just brute force, people can stop or “cut” injustice easier. Martin Luther King Jr’s words inspired a generation and allowed these groups and people to use this metaphor as their own strategy of change.
Sadly, only few people know how to acknowledge the solutions and important information given. The breaking point for the popularity of King’s last speech was that he mentioned the keys of a well functioning society in the world back then as well as today; which are unity, nonviolence, achievements in a society and the importance of respect for human rights. For one to consider this truly in the present year, it is more than important to consider all the effects on other people and movement that the speech held. Apart from Edward Said, the “Mountaintop” play and the Stone Mountain Park Memorial there are countless other organisations and people plainly inspired by the inspirational and truthful words of Martin Luther King Jr. In the daily life and routines of an individual it is very important to consider these ideas and concepts as motivations for changing society and making earth a safer and more unified place.
Rhetorical devices keep the writing or speech different and more interesting so they aren’t monotone and make the reader or listener bored. Martin Luther King Jr. starts off his speech with a rhetorical device, “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” (King) He exaggerates how his speech will be famous and known to everyone, this gets people interested in his topic and makes them want to hear and listen more to see what it is actually about. “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exhalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight” (King) He over exaggerates that
is the prime example when talking about civil disobedience, for in the 1960s he was the head of the civil rights movement. MLK’s method required one to think logically; with his reasoning segregation was not only unjust but illogic. He achieved his goals through peaceful marches and sit-ins and often used rhetorical questions to accomplish his shared goal of ending segregation. MLK also did what he did for the long run and so that future generations could live peacefully while Antigone did what she did to bring respect to the gods and the dead. MLK believed an unjust law is no law at all so breaking it in his mind is moral and right.
King also toys with the usage of hyperboles, which exaggerates each word in his speech. Such examples could be seen where he says “we”, “all of god’s children”, or “every person”, which he wants the listeners in the crowd to view themselves and individuals, and see that everyone else has the thought and ideas that King portrays. He also personifies America as a person who has discriminated African Americans, and that people fighting for civil rights are fighting a person, but an entire system of white people. The use of simile represents the power of justice in his most famous line from the speech “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Martin Luther King has made a historical change after the speech, “I Have A Dream”.
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.
Much like modern day fear of terrorist fear, the fear of conflict from removal of complete equality persuades people to submit to the government causing them discomfort like metal weights, noises in their heads, speech impediments, and a whole slew of annoyances. Although this seems far fetched from today's world, Vonnegut asks us to reflect inward on what we are told to
“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” - Martin Luther King Jr. Chavez, like Dr.King, is trying to show everyone and convince them that violence isn't the answer to our problems, but kindness. it goes along with the saying “ the pen is mightier than the sword” but in a different context.
Racial profiling occurs more than most people think and goes on without any consequences behind it. This happens because some people do not believe that anything can be done about it. This can lead to a huge problem, because a number of people will not just profile individuals because of their race or ethnicity, but will also become racist and dangerous. Martin Luther King Jr. was a powerful man that believed that we can all be equal no matter the pigment of our skin. Martin Luther King Jr. stated in his “I have a dream” speech, "I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character".
Martin Luther King a famous social activist once stated, “we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” When referring to these words it is shown how forgiving we can be for people that we hate or dislike. In William Golding's book The Lord of the Flies his character Jack shows the actions of power, fear, and acceptance. People in power are more afraid of losing that power because it may show you as a failure, and to take control is much easier than taking responsibility for actions because there may be consequences, but most of all forgiveness is the hardest to do because it is just too hard to let go.
championed for the rights of the downtrodden and led a movement that brought the country closer to abolishing the racism that did not dissipate with the abolition of slavery. Although he received threats and physical attacks, he remained peaceable and steadfast in his beliefs. It will not be until Christ comes again and the kingdom of heaven is fully established on earth that we see King’s dream being fully realized. But until then, we can see the waves that this incredible man sent out, and do our part to further their
Douglass makes sure to remind his audience that their “fathers were wise men”, and so their decision to engage in violent resistance was just as well a wise decision (Douglass 111). Perhaps the most compelling argument Douglass makes throughout the entirety of the speech is that The United State’s fathers “were peace men; but they preferred revolution to peaceful submission to bondage. You may well cherish the memory of such men” (Douglass 113). Including this points out how America’s founding fathers are cherished for the change they brought about through the means of violent resistance. If they could be celebrated for such actions, how can the enslaved be so reprimanded for taking part in the same determined fight?
It will take a long time for communities to start mixing in more… Tony Blair addressed Muslims in particular, telling them that they need to sort out the problem within. That was a huge stereotype of the Islamic community.” As Hammasa states, when Muslims feel alienated by western culture, they may turn to extremism. “I feel after everything that 's happened Muslims are being stereotyped negatively. The whole community has been labelled and, whether they are guilty of crime or not, they are getting penalised for it.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is also a Nobel Peace Prize winner who once very powerfully asserted that “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands of times of challenge and controversy.”. In other words this means that a person can only be criticized when they are going through a crucial situation. People can’t be judged when they are going through a good situation because that doesn’t mean they can always be a good person. I acknowledge King’s statement because if people know that person and their situation , they feel like they have the right to judge them , based upon the way they react to the situation.
Dr.King influence the government to pass the law that will end segregation and have civil rights no matter the skin color, race, and religion. In my personal opinion Dr.King gave the people a voice, he was a brave man because not many people dare to do what he did, Other examples were Nelson Mandela, Rosa parks, and Malcolm x. I also belive that he will