Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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Civil Rights Compare and Contrast
1963 in America, two important figures in the Civil Rights movements now have given important speeches at respectable venues . We have George Wallace giving the “Segregation now,Segregation forever” speech upon winning the Alabama governorship in Montgomery, Alabama. In Washington D.C. Martin Luther King gives his “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial coinciding with the Washington March for jobs and freedom. I, we will attempt to define these speeches by way of Rhetorical appeals; Ethos, Pathos, Logos and Kairos.
We will examine George Wallace by rhetorical appeal, Pathos. Pathos is a quality that evokes emotion. You can bet that Wallace has evoked emotion from his speech. Racist and segregational practices by the white man has to spark emotion of some kind. When Wallace gets up on a podium and says”segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”, while raising his fist in the air you can assure that he is emotionally but foolishly firing up Wallace followers,mostly white. Especially in the south.Wallace seems to have a large following by those who heard or knew him. The speech was an emotion bomb in the South. In his speech he heeds,”the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South”(5). Or Wallace declares, “Hear me Southerners or from the hearts of the Southland….your heart has never left Dixieland”(5).The emotion was felt in the South and for Gov. George Wallace.
We will examine Martin Luther King by way of Pathos.
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