On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy gave his remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Robert’s goal was to inform people on Martin Luther King’s journey and to strengthen people’s attitudes on the whole situation. Robert’s main points throughout the speech were how the country as a whole should move forward, why the states should not resort to violence but unity instead, and he also addressed that the country needed unity, love, and compassion. Robert began his speech with giving the rough news on Martin Luther King’s death. People reacted with gasps and cries, so Robert started to explain Martin’s goal and how he died pushing for a change. Robert connected his point of unity by asking the audience to not resort to hatred and violence, but to follow Martin’s dream of unity and peace.
One purpose of his speech was to deliver the sad news and to honour Martin Luther King; the other purpose was to mitigate the hatred among African-Americans after they heard the news. In light of this, his speech was both a eulogy and deliberative. As a eulogy, he first praised the deceased (“Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice for his fellow human beings, and he died because of that effort”) and also gave advice for the living (“I shall ask you tonight to return home, to say a prayer for the family of Martin Luther King, that 's true, but more importantly to say a prayer for
But let us begin.” (Kennedy). On November 27, 1963, Lyndon Baines Johnson delivered his speech, Let Us Continue, to memorialize the untimely death of his predecessor, the late President John F. Kennedy. Lamented President Kennedy was described as "the greatest leader of our time" and the new President Johnson would not only have to commemorate his forerunner, but also convince the American nation to continue on without him (Johnson). He involved a number of emotional appeals to persuade his audience to overcome and conquer their adversity. President Lyndon B. Johnson strived to continue the works of President Kennedy, but his speech indicated that he could not do so without the assistance and engagement of the American people.
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.
As he gasps for breath, he gets out his last words,“ God will give him blood to drink,” then he slowly dies. The judge then used his last words to confirm that he was, in fact, a witch. This is what it must have been like for Matthew Maule on the day of his death. Even though it is a story, Nathaniel Hawthorne presents Maule’s death so well that the reader may feel as if he is at the hanging with Maule’s wife and children. As one reads the book, it might tempt them to believe that there was a curse and that it did affect the cursed family.
A Remarkable Speech By John F. Kennedy “This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened,” (Kennedy, Online). John F. Kennedy’s use of anaphora, metaphors, and pathos to make his speech, “Civil Rights Address,” (Kennedy Online) remarkable. John F. Kennedy uses a quantity of examples of anaphora throughout his speech. A phrase he repeats is, “It out to be possible...” (Kennedy, Online) and goes on to state what African Americans should be able to do.
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.
Along his journey he meets Jim and decides to help him reach the free states. Huck was raised by a white family and understands the practices and beliefs that are expressed among the household; however, he stays true to what he believes. This exemplifies his innocence, as he cannot understand why whites take advantage of blacks and use them as toys. His innocence greatly impacts his character, as he is willing to take all the risk of helping Jim run away from the slave state; innocence also allows Huck to see the world at a different angle. Huck sees this journey as a quest towards freedom for not only Jim but also himself.
When it does it will not matter what color you are we are all equal. This also helps because if the marches are peaceful, people will come together in a nonviolent way.That is why that is an important part of his speech. Also why he tries to convince the white clergymen to march with him.
After the tragic church shooting in South Carolina, President Barack Obama delivered a passionate and heartfelt speech. Reverend Clementa Pinckney was the focus of the Eulogy, but Obama also encompassed the other eight deaths. Obama had many messages in mind when he gave the speech. He wanted to remember those lost and honor what they had achieved in their short lives. He wanted to urge Americans to continue to respond not with the hatred as the killer did, but with generosity.
He worked hard to give the blacks what they needed (education) and at the same time kept peace within the two races. He did nothing to evoke the anger of the white population. Although he was later criticized by a white man about his lack of pursuance for more equality for the African American population, he was still looked at as someone that was considered important during the post civil war
Lincoln 's main rhetorical appeal was the use of emotional language in using word such as dearm , best , last , and hope. Using these words to show how american needs to get back to it roots of why it was formed. To be a safe haven for people who are being persecuted not to persecute people because their look or act different from us. This also appeals you your ethos because irtt saying America’s not where it should be how can you help get it their. I agree at with this quote that at that point in time , but that were better now.
Malcolm X was killed in 1965, and Baldwin was in London at the time, but he found out shortly after. Gloria, Baldwin’s sister, answered the call and quickly relayed the message back to him. She said, “‘Well, I’ve got to tell you because the press is on its way over here. They’ve just killed Malcolm X.’” Baldwin went on to write about why the press was on its way to him, writing about how he was wrongly believed to have falsely accused innocent people of his murder (117-118). Malcolm X was a somewhat close companion of Baldwin during the Civil Rights Movement, but the death of a closer comrade impacted Baldwin much more.
In the article Veterans Day: Never Forget Their Duty by Senator John McCain “He was not making the flag because it made Mike Christian feel better. He was making that flag because he knew how important it was for us to be able to pledge our allegiance to our flag and country.” Being an american mean having the right to stand for what you believe and having the chance to say the Pledge of allegiance. He didn 't do this powerful action in result of pleasing another soul but he did this in the appeasement of his own actions. He knows how important it to pledge your loyalty toward your beliefs. In the poem The New Colossus 1883 by Emma Lazarus she says “A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame, Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.