In Dr. King’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream” he appealed to the audiences’ emotions about the topic of inequality and he proved his logic and reasoning for the Civil Rights movement. When Dr. King gave his speech about the inequality of African Americans, he backed himself up with reasoning to prove why equality was needed. Furthermore, he explained how the African-Americans were deprived of their
The term we cannot be satisfied is repeated throughout a portion of King’s speech, followed by various examples of hatred acts towards the Black community. This repetition emphasizes his constant motif of unity and equality, as well as freedom for his fellow people. A more effective piece of repetition is the title of Dr. King’s speech, in which he addresses all the problems of discrimination bestowed upon the African Americans. Each problem is only the beginning of what the African Americans endure every day. The phrase “I have a dream…”(King) is preceded by dreams of a better future by each and every Black person in America.
A few times in his speech, he chooses to repeat certain things in order to emphasize how important it is for the nation to be united and not divided by race or anything at all. King repeats certain things in hopes that the reader will have thoughts focused on the prominent issues of racism happening at the time. Issues such as those previously mentioned as, racism, segregation, unjust treatment of African American because of their skin color, etc. The effect that this repetition had on African Americans was very significant. The purpose of the repetition was to uplift and empower African Americans all across the nation so that they would not give up and continue to fight for their freedom because if they stop now, they will never get the just treatment that they deserve.
Abstract: I Have a Dream is public speech made by Martin Luther King in Lincoln Memorial, 1963. It mainly talked about the equality problem of African American. Since Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans were waiting for the day when they were really free. However, even a hundred years later, the black people were still discriminated and their life still the same. I Have a Dream was written in such condition to fight for their own rights.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used pathos and logos in his speech to draw in people so he can make them act and he used pathos and ethos in his letter to defend his ideas using his knowledge of the audience and the occasion. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech had a great deal of logos and pathos appeals to persuade his audience to speak out against segregation and to give all men the rights they deserve. He gave many reasons in his speech to make the audience excited and want to take action, like when he says: “This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”... America has defaulted on this promissory note, ... given the Negro people a bad check… which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” (King para. 4) By saying this, he explains that even though the Constitution
On August 28, 1963 thousands of people gathered in Washington, DC during the March on Washington Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King gave the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which was recognized for assembling supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Dr. King’s speech was tremendously significant during this period and today, because he spoke about the injustices of racism, segregation, and discrimination of African Americans in this nation, which still exist today. Dr. King knew his speech would resonate and serve as a purpose for change in this nation for centuries to come, as he began his speech and said “I am happy to join with you all today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration
Both their speeches, “I Have a Dream” and “The Ballot or the Bullet” may have shared some common traits, but at the same time, differed greatly in various aspects. Martin Luther King’s speech, “I Have a Dream” is vastly recognized as one of the best speeches ever given. His passionate demand for racial justice and an integrated society became popular throughout the Black community. His words proved to give the nation a new vocabulary to express what was happening to them. Martin was famously a pacifist, so in his speech, he advocated peaceful protesting and passively fighting against racial segregation.
and Malcolm X both rose in the Civil Rights Movement effecting the United States Martin Luther King emerged as the head of the movement for justice and equality. Malcolm X Became the nations most effective and charismatic leader. Martin Luther King was for non-violent action participating in many marches to raise awareness for social injustice and delivered speeches that are still relevant today the most memorable being his, “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the Washington Monument in 1963. Malcolm X was for aggressive and violent action Malcolm X wanted blacks to cast off the shackles of racism, “by any means necessary” including violence if needed. In 1964 after coming back from a trip to Mecca he changed his views he believed that anger can blind human vision and peaceful protest was best.
One phase he said over and over again was “I have a dream...” He repeated this phrase to convince everyone listening that he believed that one day blacks and whites would live in harmony together and segregation would be a thing of the past. He wanted everyone to believe that it was possible, they just had to push for a change. Later, at the end of his speech, he said, “And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’” By the time he got to the end, he was practically yelling at the crowd because he felt so strongly that one day all his hopes and dreams would all come true and justice would come and he wanted them to never give up on that dream.
When the narrator delivers his speech in front of the Brotherhood, he attempts to unite them by sharing his dream. He claims society has blinded the eye of African Americans so that they can only see white, and to end this discrimination blacks must rise up and “reclaim our sight” and “combine and spread our vision” (344). It is clear to see the narrator wants to invoke change, and offering his desire to reclaim his metaphorical eye is a way to do that. Dreams and goals are both a wish for change in the future, and the implementation of these elements in oratory was a frequent strategy used to inspire