I believe it is because of this that he was so successful. This tactic worked very well since he moved people and became a national hero. MLK was a genius with how he worded everything, he could
Inequality has been acknowledged by many as inequality has plagued our human society for hundred if not thousands of years. Obama in his speech addressed the people of the country about the inequality and dangers that this country has faced in the past and problems that the country will possibly face in the future. Obama will Include speaking about how inequality has affected the country and the people of the country many years ago and the problem that has yet to be fixed today. This analysis of Barack Obama’s speech on inequality is to find out the purpose and effectiveness of Obama’s speech about how he speaks of inequality and how he can address the nation. In the beginning of Obama’s speech, he starts with the use of pathos because Obama’s
Referencing to the historical “I Have A Dream” speech, held by Martin Luther King in Washington D.C., 1963. Martin Luther King’s speech focused on his experience with oppression because of his skin tone and ethnicity. In his speech, he says that his children and grandchildren should not have to experience the discrimination that he did, he preached of unity, an end to prejudice and an end to racism in the United States. By mentioning this highly memorable speech, Obama is referencing to a historical event, making use of the mode of persuasion known as ethos. He is appealing to experience; how much America has changed since that day in 1963 as a kind of evidence that they can do that again.
“A More Perfect Union” is a speech given on March 18, 2008, by Barack Obama, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Barack Obama, a black man with an African father and an American mother, took the stage and delivered a speech that would paint the racial picture of the years to come from his presidency. His speech was over the racial injustice that is spreading throughout the United States, and to inform the issue raising from his long-time pastor, at the Trinity United Church of Christ about making inflammatory statements over the United States government and race relationships in America. Obama's speech opens up using personal and historical stories from his past to catch the audience's attention and to appeal
Obama urges equal opportunity when he states, “you’ll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who’s working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity (pg 2).” Obama emphasizes that background will not define one’s future. He feels strongly about creating opportunities for the younger generation. As one can see, Obama’s acceptance speech was not just about his gratitude for being re-elected, but also his plans to move this nation
This is during the time when he describes a job interview with a man in Chicago. It seemed that race had been a part of their discussion as the white had a certain air about himself seeing Obama being a black, but instead of getting de motivated and upset about the behavior from the white Obama took it as an opportunity and showed what his true talent was. And at the end he was able to win the person, which was one of his many passions. "It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names." Obama discusses this part of his life when he talks about his childhood and his schooldays in Hawaii.
Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and George VI wartime speech are both equally well-written and spoken, but each speaker had a different approach on presentation, type of speech, and effect on society. The first comparison between Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and King George VI wartime speech are that speeches served for different situations and audience, but Martin Luther King performed better to his audience. The purpose of MLK speech was a call to end racism in America and a push for Civil Rights. In doing so, the speech took place at the Lincoln moment memorial and was presented in front of about 250,000 Civil Rights supporters. “I Have a Dream” touched the audience’s heart and emotionally moved them.
In the speech “I Have a Dream”, Martin Luther King made a call for an end to racism in America. In terms of Martin Luther King's tone, I think there was a sensation of hope, but also the remembrance of the harsh and tough journey people of color had made to arrive at that day and place, so long after they were promised to be "free" with the Emancipation Proclamation. Martin Luther King was using rhetoric all the time in his speech. The words that he was saying contained shock, great emotion, and passionate release, that is why over 250,000 people felt motivated on the 28th of August in 1963. The speech starts with events and characters of the past like: “a great American” and “Emancipation Proclamation”.
“My fellow citizens”, “our journey...” or several references to “American people” now and then are examples of this connection. On the other hand, Obama also addressed the speech to “all the other peoples and governments” who were watching or listening to him, as a friend of all nations. As far as this Inaugural Address is concerned, Barack Obama bears in mind the difficult task he has in front of him, he thanks everybody for the trust given to him and pays respect to the sacrifices made by the men that have gone before
By stating “ we are all connected as one” Obama is using direct address to create a relationship between him and the audience, making the public feel as a united group without discrimination or social class creating equality. By mentioning “those preparing to divide us”, Obama is using direct address with the term ‘us’ in order to create a feeling of unification and warmth between him and them. He creates a feeling of America against the world, allowing the audience to feel connected to one another. Obama uses pronouns when saying “we will get there” and “yes we can” to bring hope to the general public, and a feeling of motivation and encouragement. Through the statement “Do we participate in a politics of cynicism, or do we participate in a politics of hope”, he is using pronouns like ‘we’ so he does not single out any groups such as Mexicans, blacks or whites, gaining support from each one.