Similarities Between Malcolm X And Mlk

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MLK vs. Malcolm X In the 1960’s there was racism around every corner in America. The Civil Rights movement took place during the 1960’s, Two key figures in the movement were Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Two significant speeches given by Dr.King and Malcolm X that show their beliefs are Dr.King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and Malcolm X’s ‘Response to Nonviolent Revolution’. In Malcolm X’s speech he makes a good argument for his claim that they have to be violent for a revolution, but Dr.King has a better argument for the claim that they should remain nonviolent. Two things that makes Dr.King’s argument better is his strong use of rhetorical devices and appeals. Something that made Dr.King’s speech more convincing than Malcolm X’s…show more content…
Although Malcolm did use rhetorical appeals he did not use any appeals to emotion, if he had he could have probably made his speech stronger. Even though Malcolm did not use any appeals to emotion King did and one of the times he did is when he said, ‘I have a dream… one day right here in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as brothers and sisters.’ When Dr.King said this he was trying to grab the emotion of the listeners and it is effective by making them think about if we were all able to be free together and be brother and sisters. Just like emotional appeals Dr.King is able to use other appeals to strengthen his speech. The next part of his speech shows how he uses ethical appeal to strengthen his argument. He says ‘I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ When he says this he means that it is only logical that we means what we say in the documents of our nation. Although Malcolm did use rhetorical appeals King was able to implement the appeals better in his
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