Rhetorical Analysis Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Imagine This Was Your School

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Martin Luther King Jr has stated, “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” This means that people can make a difference without harming anyone and can make a difference without being hurt. Also that nonviolence is more powerful than just brute force, people can stop or “cut” injustice easier. Martin Luther King Jr’s words inspired a generation and allowed these groups and people to use this metaphor as their own strategy of change. In Imagine This Was Your School, Barbara is tired of having to learn in a run down school while white people get a resort of a school. She starts protesting and gives a speech. She sets the base for the desegregation of …show more content…

So they use Martin Luther King Jr as an inspiration and protest without violence. Eventually the figures against them accept their march and join with them. Africans Americans are then able to vote. This text says, “By noon, about 600 people, including Lynda and Charles, have gathered for the 50-mile trek to Montgomery. It’s dead silent as they walk.” In using nonviolence 600 people were able to come together to do what is right. They do not even need to speak to make a difference. All they have to do is walk peacefully to make the change they want in the world. Also another thought spoken was, “If we turn back, nothing will change!” and “We can’t give up now!” Nonviolence empowers people to make a difference, it heals what they are afraid of and it allows them to do what they should do and will do. Another factor is when the text mentions, “This fight takes courage. We may be beaten, spit on, or sent to jail. But we will show Governor George Wallace that we mean business!” Using courage is allowing the marchers to do more than giving in and giving the world what they expect, violence. They can overcome their difficulties with their courage and can show the world what they are capable of. They are still not the only revolutionaries to use Martin Luther King’s passion as their

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