Martin Luther King Jr. made a decision to write back to the clergyman after they addressed him. Martin Luther King Jr. expressed his reasons why he fights for everyone 's rights because we all deserve to be equal and the clergyman did not see the reason why it was necessary for the King to act against the clergyman. King wrote a profound letter that must have influence everyone. King used pathos, logos, and ethos. Martin Luther King Jr. used various types of techniques to persuade the clergyman and the other critics, but the method that I believe that was the most effective convincing the audience was pathos.
His powerful words in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” moved his followers to take charge and earn their freedom. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, another incredible man, affirmed in his inaugural address that he would do anything to insure “survival and success of liberty” for Americans and it cost him his life (jfklibrary). Beyond his wealth and power, Kennedy was always considerate of the common man. This essay will explain how both Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy wanted to end segregation with faith and cooperation, but their ideas of achieving change were different; this essay will also connect their sacrifices, like going to jail or having the will to die, for the sake of the people. Initially, King and Kennedy had similar views on freedom.
He believes he is serving justice and doing the right thing but in reality he is carrying out his own form of justice. Nathan believes that he doesn’t have to be compassionate or caring for the Congolese as long as he is spreading the word of God. He uses this ideology to justify his action and to drive himself on his quest. This relates to the poem. “A White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling because Nathan and Kipling both believe they are doing what they have to do.
Tomorrow, you will take us back into your fold and we shall be an outcast no longer. Tomorrow we shall be one of you again. Tomorrow…”(67) Equality still believed his “blessing” could change society, could improve the lives of his brothers. Furthermore, he still held on to hope that he could rationalize his differences, and prove to his society that he was not a curse, but a blessing. Equality is still striving to be likewise his brothers, this “box” is ultimately his purpose for living, as it is going to make him accepted, the goal in his society.
‘’First & foremost, many of us “white people” could care less what racial label you bestow upon us because at the end of the day the same loving GOD that created white skin created dark skin …’’( top10 phrases used by people) Some people don’t see it as racism. They just feel likes it just a stereotype. It shouldn’t be taken very seriously, no one should be judged off of it. Just should face the fact that you're the way you are and you can't really be changed that on the inside. You can't make someone feel a certain way about you either.
I believe King’s letter had a stronger argument than Swifts because King knew what his ultimate goal was. He was swaying people to his side of supporting equality while I felt like I had to solve a puzzle to find out what Swift was trying to accomplish. I also felt like Swifts audience did not understand his satire. King truly believes what he is fighting for and with that mindset, nothing is unreachable. Swift did not believe in what he was saying, he only wanted to catch the people attention on problems he never clearly states.
Martin was famously a pacifist, so in his speech, he advocated peaceful protesting and passively fighting against racial segregation. The main idea of his speech is that all people were created equal and, although this is no longer the case nowadays, King felt it must be the case for the future. He argued peacefully, yet passionately and powerfully. In preparation for the speech, he studied the Bible, The Gettysburg Address and the US Declaration of Independence and he alludes to all three in his address. The intensity of King’s speech is built through parallelism, metaphors, bold statements and rhythmic repetitions:
To begin with, I would like to mention how self-reliance is something very important and should never be discarded as it incites people to seek for a brighter future. Originality has led to many success stories and has inspired others to keep innovating and spreading their creativity. Individualism has been shown in many different areas in which success has been achieved. For example, in the book, “There Are No Children Here”, by Alex Kotlowitz, such views are proven by the main character’s actions. In this novel, Pharaoh, the youngest brother in the family, shows his individuality by going against what the society has normally promoted, and discourages conformity.
What was there to thank Him for?”(Wiesel 33). Unlike that, in Life is Beautiful, Guido had more faith than ever in God and himself. Guido took so many risks to ensure both his wife and son survived. For instance, when Guido saw the speaker with no one around he took that chance to talk outloud for everyone to hear him. His goal was that his wife would hear him and have faith in him, herself, and God to survive.
These things were considered to be white because an African American should not want to do this. Watts did not care that he was “acting white”. He just wanted to further his knowledge and not care what anyone thought about him. Watts writes, “It seemed to me that certain things I valued- hard work, initiative, articulateness, education-were not solely white people’s prerogative” (249). This quote proves that Watt’s knew he had the right to get the education he wanted and the motivation to go against the stereotype.