Martin Luther King Rhetorical Analysis

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Throughout the civil rights movement, African Americans received no respect for decades and decades, no matter if you were old or young, man or a woman. Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspirational speaker sticking up for what was right. While dealing with the same disrespect all Negroes were receiving. During the civil rights movement King spoke out his hopes and wishes for the world, hoping to change the ways of many. By using appeals to logic and emotion, it helped people understand Kings work which people eventually did listen to. Throughout the movement King and others earned themselves and African Americans the right of freedom of speech. Throughout King’s work, “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter From Birmingham Jail” he uses logos …show more content…
Throughout the civil rights movement, white people were thinking in a mindset that they were better people than African Americans based off of their skin color. White people shouldn’t have been worrying about what color skin, they have because at the end of the day both African American and white people share the same fate: “The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.” (King, para 9-10). This shows that through all of this hatred, there were white people who understand the struggles African Americans had. However, they should stop treating them with hatred because eventually everyone shares the same fate. During the disagreement between African Americans and White people, no one wanted to think how the police all around was treating people wrong. This is because police are here to protect and help people, therefore most people wouldn’t question them: “ I doubt you would so quickly commend the policeman if you were to observe their ugly and inhumane …show more content…
was one of many inspirational speakers that has helped change the world for the better and encouraged others to give all men and woman freedom of speech and equal rights they need. The horrible treatment towards African Americans should have stopped a long time before it actually did. King uses emotions and logic to address this situation in his writings and speeches. When Dr. King is stating logos it is involving facts about the situations and history that has happened. King expresses his emotions by using pathos which is either from a personal event that Dr.King or someone he knew experienced. Martin Luther King Jr. had dreams and wishes for himself and everyone else in the world. Though he unfortunately died before being able to see these dreams come true. Without him the world today would be completely different and the Black Community would have had to wait even longer than one hundred years to see the day, where they finally had freedom of speech and all came together as

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