King has progressed from what professor Jonathan Rieder calls a “Diplomat” to a “Prophet.” This clear declaration of self-sufficiency reflects his ultimate sentiment: while he would like the support of his audience, he and his brothers and sisters will persevere and succeed even without it. He establishes this by referring to the greatest indignity in black American history – slavery – and yet owning that period with optimism, as an indication that the black man will triumph over any adversity. What gives them such exceptional power is that they operate with the protection of both the secular (“the sacred heritage of our nation”) and the divine (“the eternal will of God.”) Echoing his earlier arguments that the law and morality cannot be considered as independent concepts, he insists that he will triumph because he believes in justice, and implicitly warns those who do not join him that they are cowardly, promoting injustice instead. In other words, they should join his cause not only for his sake, but for their
Martin Luther King Jr. is a modern day example of a servant leader. He didn't intend on leading one of the most prolific and proactive movements in American history. Martin Luther King Jr. started out his career as a pastor, leading the congregation and preaching the word of God. He became one of the most successful activists in the civil rights movement because of his positive attitude
Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is. The Lord gives us many opportunities to rely on Him and when we need his love and mercy the most. People ignore that and believe they can be their own gods. This is not right because Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Meaning that the only way to not end up in Hell is to except Jesus Christ into your heart.
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. Martin Luther King Jr shows passion because he believes everyone should have equal rights even though they may be of a different ethnicity, religion, etc.
He sets up his argument by saying that there are specific steps to take during a nonviolent campaign. He then elaborates on what he did to accomplish these steps. He justified his actions by saying, “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such a creative tension that a community that has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue”(266). He also refuted how the clergymen told him his actions were untimely by stating that, “This “wait” has almost always meant “never””(267). He even discredits the clergymen even more by saying “it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say wait.” MLK’s ultimate claim is that the church is to blame for these happenings and “the judgement of God is upon the Church as never before”(276).
“Let freedom ring.” Freedom is all something we all value in life; unfortunately, it wasn’t just handed to all of us. In “I Have a Dream,” Martin Luther King Jr. tries to convince all of America that everyone should be treated with equality. This address is very compelling because it uses tone, repetition, and allusion to convey a point using both compassion and power. The first paragraph references to the Declaration of Independence and our unalienable rights as Americans, trying to argue his point. Next, MLK uses a great amount of wisdom to show that his people are in need of aid from the powers of our country.
If you recall the story, • Jehoshaphat was facing a great multitude • Jehoshaphat declared a fast • God answered – 1 Chronicles 20:17 (you will not need to fight) • Sing to the Lord and praised him - 1 Chronicles 20:21 • The Lord sets an ambush – 1 Chronicles 20:22 What we believe about God, is vitally important in putting our complete faith & trust in Him as our refuge. A.W. Tozer puts it this way, “What comes to ours minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” If we do not believe God can be and is our refuge, then we are putting our trust in earthly securities, and thus putting limits on God. It may be that our faith in God is not what it should be. So right out the gate, I have a challenge for all of us, me included… What is your refuge?
Another logical point Mr. Henry makes is when he says “...we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on...petitioned...remonstrated...supplicated...and implored its interposition...there is no longer any room for hope.” He points out to the convention that they have tried every other possible way and the outcome remains the same—failure. Logos was a necessity in convincing the Virginians to agree with him; he could not just say he had a feeling they should go to war or say the bible helped convince him, he needed actually proof. Through Patrick
Atticus also says “i am confident that you gentlemen will review without compassion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty.” This is the strongest point that Atticus makes that alludes to the jury's sense of ethics, because when Atticus says God, it makes any of the jury who believes in a God which at that time most did it draws to their attention that Tom Robinson is a man with a family, that he is a human being and that is what God wants them to do. Atticus also uses logos many times. He says “the state has not produced one iota of medical evidence.” This makes the jury think about how valid
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.
John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity” showed that the people valued their God most importantly for their God was their only hope in surviving in a new environment. Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was said very seriously and was taken seriously by the people who listened to the sermon. Edwards focused on a lot towards how sinners will be punished by God and will suffer an eternal punishment if they did not change their ways. Qualities shown were very serious and religious to achieve a well functioning society. George Washington’s Rules of Civility were also serious and showed that people must show the qualities of honesty, respectfulness, and self discipline.
According to the textbook Martin Luther was one of the greatest guys from the renaissance. People believed that if you bought a slip of paper that you would go straight to heaven. Martin Luther didn’t believe that so he read the bible. “Through his study of the bible Luther arrived at an answer to a problem”(textbook pg.173). Martin Luther found out that “Catholic teaching had stressed that both faith and good works were needed to gain personal salvation”(textbook pg.173).