He shows humility by making his winning the election not a personal gain, but a victory for the American people as a whole. JFK was also an outspoken Catholic and alluded to God many times in his speech. He also alludes to many historical events to establish his credibility with his audience. He makes it clear that he has “sworn before [everybody] and God Almighty the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago” (Kennedy). The purpose of this statement is to establish his commitment to providing for the common good of the nation by taking the oath of office.
‘I have a dream”- What makes this speech so great? ‘I have a dream’ are the most famous words from Martin Luther King’s inspirational speech from the time of the civil rights movement in the USA. The reason it is still so famous and so inspirational is that it is so memorable and many of the things Martin Luther King aspired towards and dreamed of became reality. The reason why Martin Luther King’s speech was so affective was because he related it to all different types of people. Not just to the black men and woman, it also refers to Jews, Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, and it refers to different states of the USA because people had come form all over America to listen to Martin Luther King speak and he wanted them all to be included.
“A More Perfect Union” is the tittle that was chosen for the speech that President Obama delivered on March 18, 2008. The speech was mainly to point out the harsh statements delivered by Obama’s pastor, which caused huge controversy problems. It was a speech to show the American people that he was one of them and that even though we all come from different places, we are all equal. President Obama begins his speech by taking us back to the signing of the declaration of independence. By doing this he helps us relate a little better to what he is about to address.
Martin Luther King called out to the right minded people “Now is the time to stand as tall proud unfettered men and it is time to cast off the shackles of oppression and go forth into the light of freedom.” (Reality Magazine 1996-2006) Simply because of the actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. our entire world has benefited from his strength and trying efforts, because of his outstanding leadership which brought out hope and determination for change to millions people. His philosophy for life and humanity was
He ends the section by showing how important his justice movements are and how big of an impact they have on the world. Putting these paragraphs in this order gives the reader the best understanding of the big picture King is trying to portray. 3. King’s allusion to the Bible appeals to both pathos and ethos as Paul of the Bible is known as reliable and trustworthy and it appeals to pathos as many people passionately follow the Bible. King takes advantage of this
“I Have A Dream” Analysis Set in Washington, DC in 1963 during the March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of his most celebrated speeches today. In his infamous “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is successful in communicating his points to his audience. Most of these points focused on equality for all and looking towards a brighter future of racial harmony. Throughout his speech, King used several, but not all, of the skills every speaker should have. One of the most important things to analyze is the speech objective.
As I had stated in the above paragraph Dr. King does use several different Talk Cards in his speech. He did a good job using the different talk cards as they help him make his message clear to a wider group of people. Changing the talk cards would have changed the importance and power of his speech. Dr. King is very formal and powerful when reciting this speech. The goal of his speech was to make an impact on the civil rights campaign and to motivate the crowd.
Out of theses, he was extremely effective in the use of “pathos” –the use of feelings to appeal to the audience. King’s usage of Biblical examples and parables not only was a persuasive element but also help him create the emotion behind his writing; this aided in appealing the different audiences other than the clergyman. Martin Luther King built a strong “ethos” element because who would be affected of the segregation of the time period than an African American. Not only was he an advocate in the Civil Rights Movement, his family, friends, his neighbors, and himself were directly affect by the torment and mistreatment of the white
A hero to me is someone who looks for honor and finds it by doing the right thing. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama are two people that became heroes in two very different ways in two very different centuries. Martin Luther King is a well known, inspiring man, to all cultures of the world. King was and still is one of the most influential heroes of the 20th Century. King's views and beliefs, which were similar to the non-violent ideas of Gandhi, helped African Americans through the 50's and 60's obtain their rights and liberties.
The two men understood and appreciated the missions of their supporters, adapted to their audiences, and remained themselves while stepping up as leaders. Both men utilized these three key principles of influence, but the specifics of how they did so differed (McGrawHillPro, 2011). In Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream,” he understood the mission, to eliminate racism and unify all men. King knew his audience and adapted his speech in an attempt to reach people of all races and religions, and in all regions across the nation. He also remained himself by demonstrating integrity and courage, sticking to his beliefs and not backing down, despite potential opposition (MartinLKingJrDay, 2009).