Because of the African Americans were treated unequal, they started the Civil Rights Movement, they desired to get more civil rights through the Civil Right Movement. Many successful non-violent strategies had been used by African Americans such as bus boycott, sit-ins and marching of Birmingham. Also because of the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr, the Africa Americans gained some civil rights at the end of Civil Right Movement. Reference • History.com,2015, Civil Rights Movement, retrieved at 12 August 2015 fromhttp://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-movement • Tavaana.org, 2015, Martin Luther King Jr, Fighting for equal rights in America, retrieved at 12 August 2015 fromhttp://www.tavaana.org/en/content/martin-luther-king-jr-fighting-equa-rights-america-0 • Paterson D, Willoughby D, Willoughby S, 2010, Civil Rights in the USA, 1863-1980, Heinemann, Oxford • January B. 2003, Witness to history: Civil Rights in the USA.
Uses of rhetorical devices in “I Have a Dream” Speech Have you ever wondered what Martin Luther King Jr. would say if he saw us now? He would say, “Good Job.” Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was given out on August 28, 1963, and was also meant for diverse men of race, religion and ethnic group to be the audience. Dr. King used metaphors, allusions, and repetition in his speech to try to better convey with the audience to try to make a difference. Dr. KIng use of metaphors was to convey to the audience understand more in depth about the situation with the blacks at the time. One example of Dr. King’s use of metaphor is when he says, “Manacles of segregation and chains of discrimination.” Dr. King uses this metaphor to describe to the audience that even after the emancipation proclamation which meant for all slave to be free and treated equal is not being treated equal and it is the same as being a slave with weights on him.
The true meanings to these words are not glorious like the people with power show them off as, instead they are horrific like his body. Joe wants to have a “sign over himself and the sign would say here is war and he would concentrate the whole war into such a small piece of meat and bone and hair that they would never forget it was long as they lived” (Trumbo 215). Nonetheless, the government would never show Joe’s body to the public as Joe wants them to. The truths of war would only cause permanent damage to the minds of the public. Therefore, they manipulate the public and soldiers by not telling them how horrendous war actually is.
In the speech, On African Self-Hatred, Malcolm X says, “I have only said that black people who are the victims of organized violence perpetrated upon us by the Klan, the Citizens Council, and many other forms should defend ourselves,” (X 344). Malcolm X believes that African American’s need to defend themselves physically against the racial hatred and violence that is directed towards them. Malcolm gives another powerful statement in his speech, “But I think the black man this country, above and beyond people all over the world, will be more justified when he stands up and starts to protect himself, no matter how many necks he has to break and heads he has to crack…” (X 344). Malcolm’s ideal is that in order for African Americans to find a fair and safe foothold in the society of America, then they must defend themselves. Unlike Martin Luther King’s belief in nonviolent protest and civil disobedience, Malcolm X’s belief is protection at all costs.
On August 28, 1963 many people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial. This is where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. King spoke about segregation and discrimination of African Americans. Dr. King announced in his speech exactly what he wanted to do. In this speech he was speaking out for freedom and equal rights.
Just as the narrator faced several accusations of betrayal throughout the novel, these accusations were essential in making a difference for the narrator. For example, his rebellion against the Brotherhood caused him to find his true identity one who desires change in society. Similarly, All American Boys taught that the same lesson is still alive today. In the novel, Quinn’s dangerous move to wear the shirt in support of Rashad was clearly a betrayal to his friend, Paul Galluzzo. Nevertheless, his betrayal was motivated by a desire to fight for justice in the world, despite angering his friends.
Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the heart of the non-believers. Bin Ladin uses didactic language touche Prime in al-Qaeda in the cause they stand for. Bin-Ladin uses the phrase,”strike like champions” to emphasize the pride and unity Al-Qaeda shares when taking down the United States. He also uses the phrase “strike fear in the hearts of the non-believers" to cause others to join his political views on life and focus on acts of terrorism. “ if God decrees that any of you are just lawyer, you should dedicate the slaughter to your father's, because you have obligations to work them.” Bin Ladin utilizes didactic language to explain his idea of gods decreed Ward Sloter.
In America at the time The Ballot or the Bullet was given, segregation was still occurring. Malcolm X was a fighter for civil rights. In 1964 there was going to be a presidential election. Malcolm X was a civil rights leader and part of The Nation of Islam. He gave this speech on April third in order to talk about both the election and how African-American people should proceed in order to benefit from the election.
The idea of an abuser beating on another person, while the abused took the beating on himself, did not sit well with him. In the speech “The Ballot of the Bullet” Malcolm X states, “if you are going to die for what you believe in…let your dying being reciprocal.” In other words he is stating that if you are going to die for what you believe in, the fight against each opposing party, in the case the white man and the African-American, should be on equal grounds. One of the justification he makes for this can be found in his Oxford Union Debate speech where he states that nonviolence is not the language the white man speaks. Therefore, in order to be able to “communicate” with the oppressor, each party must speak the same language. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would oppose this view by stating bringing up the idea of the “law of suffering”, one must take on the suffering in order to bring consciousness to the one imposing the
King Jr. finds a way to emphasize his point by using the stylist technique of repetition. Repetition is used in order to make an idea stand out and show the importance of his words. In the speech in paragraph 9 he talks about how a Negro will never be satisfied. The appeal that was best used was pathos because he is asking for change. He is also expressing his emotions and what his fellow African Americans are feeling.
The authors use pathos to grab us by our emotions and make us want to keep reading about such a historically powerful but terrible group. To do so they use powerful, livid, and emotional language. Levitt and Dubner help us to remember how terrible the Ku Klux Klan was and the repulsive things they did to not just “black people” but to human beings that did in no way deserve what they had to go through during slavery and even after with language that appeals to the senses. “The early Klan did its work through pamphleteering, lynching, shooting, burning, castrating, pistol-whipping, and a thousand forms of intimidation” (52). Levitt and Dubner start right off the bat using a rhetorical strategy called appeal to pity by very vividly listing the things the Ku Klux Klan did to their victims.
Malcolm X’s use of such radical ideas and solutions to the civil rights problems of his day, and MLK’s use of historical examples they captivate their audience and through logos and convince them of their views. Malcolm X completely shatters his listeners’ beliefs, using a roundabout form of rhetoric: he uses harsh language that seems to degrade his audience, while, at the same time, he increases their self-confidence subconsciously through their emotions and through logos builds in their minds the necessity to fight for equality. MLK uses analogies and enthymeme to relate to his audience the importance of equality in order to construct logos in the mind of his audience and convince them of the logic behind back equality. Through the use of appropriate elements of logos, MLK and Malcolm X appeal to logos to make an effective
Trump took the role of the victim and dismantled the immigration system in the name of a slogan: “Make America Great Again.” This is his ideology; his constituency chooses to analyze the issue of immigration through this lense rather than grappling with the issue as a whole, asking critical questions, and determining the best solution. This cycle occurs because people live in a myth of sacrifice, wherein individuals are spiteful because of their mimetic desires. Mimetic rivalry inspires violence which motivates people to unify and blame a scapegoat. What the oppressor- Trump’s constituents- fail to realize is that the unity is only temporary; the scapegoat mechanism does not work and sacrificing is not the solution. Blaming immigrants for unemployment and crime rates is a diversionary tactic that avoids looking internally and realizing that these issues are the result of the inability of the white man to accept responsibility for his actions.
In order to preserve black solidarity, there should be a precise identification of group members, loyalty and common goals and values. Throughout the Civil Rights Movement, there were common goals and values between African American organizations like integration, advancement opportunities rights to full citizenship. Examples of black solidarity during the Civil Rights Movement were the March on Washington in 1963, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped to produce civil liberties. In the film “Making a way out of no way” African American leader, Booker T. Washington, argued that slaves should unite with each other and whites to obtain an education to enhance the conditions of the South. In President Obama’s speech “ A More Perfect Union,” he states, “we can move beyond some of our old racial wounds, and that in fact we have no choice if we are to continue on the path of a more perfect union,” to emphasize the importance of unity in the American society.