Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' I Have A Dream ' Essay

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“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” (Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing) Change has been humanity’s companion for centuries. There is no way to describe the world except as “ever-changing.” And the companion to change has always been words. Words have instigated change and words have recorded it. The instigation of change is what makes words so important. And change is ever constant during times of war and times of civil protest. The words of works like “Never Give In” and Slaughterhouse Five changed our view on war, either as a positive or a negative. Words in “I Have a Dream…” and To Kill a Mockingbird changed the course of an entirely different war. Either way, these words brought about change in the world, whether they were written in books or spoken in speeches.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” (Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five p. 60) Slaughterhouse Five is an anti-war book written by a veteran named Kurt Vonnegut. The main character is a broken man named Billy Pilgrim. Billy had been captured by the Germans and had to bear witness to the allied bombing of Dresden. According to, “The bombing was controversial because Dresden was neither important to German wartime production nor a major industrial center.” It left the historical city of Dresden in ruins, and killed between 35,000 to 135,000 civilians. Vonnegut…

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