To begin with Dr. King used logos in his speech to educate the people and give them evidence and logic. Dr. King used both logos and pathos in his speech here is an example of logos used in his speech. “ Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, Signed the Emancipation Proclamation. ”(King 261) is the quote that Dr. King wrote in his speech. He is telling them that the African Americans have been free for five hundred years and that was a great point in history but the African Americans aren’t treated equally or fairly.
Hughes uses the inequality that still stands in the “free” America to voice that everyone should be equal. Hughes uses various allusions to portray the didactic meaning of the poem that the statements of a free America for everyone, is far from the truth. Making allusions to certain instances, in African American history provided a way for Hughes’ audience to understand his underlying thought. Throughout the formation of the America today, African Americans have been discriminated starting from their beginning as slaves. Hughes describes African Americans during this time period as, “the Negro(s) bearing slavery’s scars.
A recent study done by the Pew Research Center in 2016 revealed how discrimination is present today. The study reports, “A majority of blacks (71%) say that they have experienced discrimination or been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity. Roughly one-in-ten (11%) say this happens to them on a regular basis, while 60% say they have experienced this rarely or from time to time” (On Views of Race and Inequality). Many people think that discrimination ended decades ago, but many African citizens still feel as though they are treated unfairly based on the color of their skin. Discrimination is not as prevalent as it was in the 1950’s
"fought" for civil rights. When he "fought" for civil rights demonstrated overcoming obstacles. King was arrested twenty times for trying to achieve equality through protesting. This is important because even after getting arrested for something, he did the same thing over and over again. All just for civil rights Also, in The Seattle Times: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement it states, “King was a principal speaker at the historic March on Washington, where he delivered one of the most passionate addresses of his career.
“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality” ( Kazantzakis). This quote reminds many of what Frederick Douglass was trying to do the day he gave his famous speech. Frederick Douglass is an African American who experienced slavery during his lifetime, and was a firm believer in equality. He also taught himself how to read and at the age of twenty he escaped from slavery and was finally free. While delivering the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” to the public, Frederick Douglass illustrates logos, pathos, and repetition in order to display to the audience that racial division is occurring everywhere in the United States throughout the time period of the 1800’s, despite having the national celebrations
According to King, what hardships do African Americans face ? give two examples from the speech. Dr. Martin Luther king talked about many troubling issues of which he and his fellow African American citizens faced. One of the issues was racial injustice they have suffered from the hands of whites and the constant discrimination from whites. From lines 10-15 he claims that the negro is on a lonely island of poverty and finds him in exile in his own land and with injustice he claims in lines 20-24 he clearly talks about the injustice that was done to them because they were promised freedom and rights and in return they were given racism and disrespect.
Douglass announced his speech to a sympathetic audience hoping to inspire African Americans by explaining how United States treated them poorly while using common elements in his speech. Douglass’ overall goal was to rewrite history in how Americans see Blacks. Throughout the speech he used specific diction choices and related to his audience to create imagery. This speech did more than change how U.S. citizens see colored people but it redirect relationship between the North and the South for the better. Douglass was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.
The locals are dressed in rags and collared like an animal but the white officials are dressed head to toe in costly clothing. This depicts the darker nature of imperialism because the trading company is exploiting labor of the locals. The locals are forced to do all of manual labor but they gain nothing from it. The resources that their country naturally offers are being shipped over to Europe and Africa gains none of those profits. Marlow next encounter with slavery comes when he encounters the group of dying slaves under the tree.
Both the leg iron and the briefcase symbolizes societal limitations and racism that prohibits the success and power for any colored individual. Some may argue that there are thousands of opportunities and all are distributed equally among the Blacks and the Whites. With 200 years of slavery, the establishment of Jim Crow Law, and segregation, African Americans are left with hardly any opportunities and need to work harder than to gain what Whites consider as
He wanted to prove that modern society was like a jail and he wanted to escape it so he was glad to succeed in living in the woods on his own with his own mind. His view on modern day society can be seen in his quote, “Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so occupied with the factitious cares and superfluously coarse labors of life that its finer fruits cannot be plucked by them” (Thoreau 9). During the time he spent in the woods, he thought a lot and had a lot of spiritual encounters. By the time he was getting ready to leave, he was proud of himself for being able to live so simply, alone and
Do we really need reparation? Since Blacks first came to the Americas, they have endure many hurdles. Two hundred fifty years of slavery, ninety years of Jim Crow, sixty years of separated but equal and thirty five more years of racist housing policy. Would compensation for wrongs that have been done make us forget about the wicked past? American law and policy have worked to diminish the Black race and raise all White men to the level of citizen and wealth.