In the speech King used many literary devices to emphasize the importance of bringing justice to the people who had been treated unequally because this justice would will lead to peace. King also emphasizes in the practice of peaceful protests as he wanted people to peacefully stand against racial injustice. One of the greatest strengths of King’s speech was that he was able to use it to tie into people’s emotions, tapping into how the audience felt and using those feelings to win them over. Through the use of these literary devices tied with the importance of faith, equality, and freedom Dr. King told the importance of achieving racial justice because it will lead to peace. Because of this Dr. King intricately uses repetition to emphasize the importance of keeping faith because it will lead them to racial justice.
It has encouraged people in different countries to follow the non-violent path like Dr. King. In Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” he successfully communicated his message by expressing his thoughts and emotions in a soft and gentle tone. One can clearly see that Dr. King is trying his best to make the letter sound as pleasing as possible when he writes “I would like to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms (King, 1963).” The Author came across warm and friendly throughout the letter because he wanted to avoid any problems with the white people. Dr. King’s letter was very effective rhetorically. It makes people about how different it was for colored people back then.
with protest, organizing, and together (unity) will bring about social change and justice. The two (2) speeches of Malcolm X and Savio were delivered to different types of audiences and both speeches dissimilar in pretexts and meaning. Malcolm X articulated how essential it was for African Americans to demand a resolve for the racial and discriminatory laws and social injustices in America. Government and its operatives were malevolence in its intent and obligations: they must exit to uphold racism and unfair practices. The political system has taken advantage of the electoral process of African Americans, and it was time that blacks demand alterations and results from the democratic process, especially the Democratic Political Party.
“Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.” One of the main arguments Malcom is making in the speech is the power in fighting back. He claims that the African American community has been abused for too long and they need to take violent actions in order for anything to change. In other words, he is holding the black man accountable for their unfair conditions. “We want freedom now, but we’re not going to get it saying“We Shall Overcome.” We’ve got to fight until we overcome.” With this, Malcolm is rejecting Martin Luther Kings peaceful method and proposing something much more
Martin Luther King Jr. realized this, and preached a change that the African Americans have would force only through nonviolence. Martin Luther King’s philosophy made more sense for America in the 1960s because it pushed America forward, it stopped bloodshed through nonviolence, and it helped make everyone more equal and together by showing them the errors of their ways. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X seemed to have a respect among one another, though their philosophies were quite different from each other. Malcolm X made it clear that he believed that the African Americans and the White people should remain separate but should be considered equal to each other. He told white people “work in conjunction with us-each of us working among our own kind.” Martin Luther King Jr., on the other hand, preached equality and desegregation.
His task was not easy, but he did all his best to stop the racism in the American society. So who Martin Luther King was, and what he did to serve on issue of racial discrimination between black and white Americans? To answer these two general questions shortly, Martin Luther King was a black American, he was one of the most significant honest voices of civil needs movement, and hero of equal rights. Because he chose to end the racialism with principle of nonviolence or peaceful resistance, according to his said "We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools". My research will answer these two questions: a) How he impacted the American society?
He later on became a prominent leader of the Nation of Islam. He urged his followers to fight back against white aggression. He changed his last name to “X” to show his rejection of his slave name “Little”. He believed in separatism which was the practice and belief that whites and African Americans should be separated, and live completely different lives, apart from each other. He believed that African Americans should not have to live in a society mixed in with whites.
In his speech “I Have a Dream”, pastor and activist Martin Luther King, Jr. states the feelings and reasons why the African-American society will stand up against the racial segregation lived during the 1960’s on the United States. He represents this by exposing the problem of racial discrimination and inequality in which he and the black community were living by, calling for action using the peaceful protest the injustice committed to them, and showing the possibility for both the white and the black race to live in peace. King’s purpose is to assert the negative effects created by racism towards the lives of African-Americans, and to declare that racial equality is fundamental to achieve peace amongst the people, thus creating a better society for the future generations. Luther King speaks full of confidence throughout
Both Gandhi and Thoreau are alike because Gandhi admired Thoreau’s civil disobedience. Both Thoreau and Gandhi wanted peace and equality considering the fact that both men fought for what they believed was right. In their determination for freedom and tranquility, they believed that injustice should be no more. In both “Civil Obedience” and “On Civil Obedience both men interpret that the government
Unlike Rodriguez, Douglass would have been seen as a danger because educated slaves could bring on a revolution and would be seen as an abolitionist with crazy ideas. However, Rodriguez believed that one should immerse oneself into the American way of life which included giving up one's cultural identity for a new and better one. In contrast Frederick Douglass did not want to give up his rich cultural heritage because he understood that without it people would forget the horrors committed to them in the white man’s world. Frederick was an advocate of his heritage and taught others to read and write so he could inform them. Douglass wanted other African Americans to see the world without the fuzzy restriction of old world ideas.