The quote was to signify the "unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." came to be a false promise from the United States Constitution. Another quote is “solid rock of brotherhood” stating that all the people (black and white) need to unite and be strong in order to be a “Great Nation”.
In one of King, Jr., most famous speeches, “I have a dream”, which was delivered during a march on Washington on 25 August 1963, he called for the equality of all human beings. He urged people to remember that the United States was founded on the principle of liberty for all. He dreamed of a day where everyone would get along and racial inequality would
King also gave sermons as a pastor in favor of racial equality. After King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent movement, Gunnar Jahn, Chairman of the Nobel Committee, said: "He is the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence. He is the first to make the message of brotherly love a reality in the course of his struggle, and he has brought this message to all men, to all nations and races.” King not only wrote speeches in favor of racial equality but also about equal rights for gays and opposition to the war.
MLK included biblical passages and references so these people could see where their morals and values lay – ‘glory of the Lord’. He also alludes to The Gettysburg Address, and the US Declaration of Independence – ‘black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – also a triadic formation. When doing the speech, Martin Luther King had an extremely strongly powered voice, and an extremely strong persuasive voice, but behind his voice he needed words, powerful and persuasive words to make his speech convincing and memorable. Throughout the speech, he used many techniques that make this speech so iconic.
Christopher Ware Professor Julie Lane English Composition 102 27 March 2012 “Continuing the Dream ” If America is to support the ideals for which Martin Luther King Jr. fought, it must do more than pay lip service to civil rights rulings; it must enforce them. With the history of the black troubles in mind, King leads us into his empowering purpose for presenting this argument. He brings the Constitution and backbone of our nation into play and tells that his people are come to “cash a check.” The check is written for the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that all men are entitled to under our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Yet he tells that instead of being granted their rightful earnings as American citizens, the Negro people are given back a check marked insufficient. King tells that his purpose is to bring to pass the time where his people will be able to cash this check, and that time for them is now!
In the Beginning of the “Speech to the Virginia Convention”, Patrick Henry used Ethos in his speech to show respect and persuade his audience. For example, he said, “Mr. President: No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House”. He is saying that he show respects to the people that came before him. He also uses this statement, “It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country.” He refers to God because he knows the audience has great respect and faith for God.
John F. Kennedy’s Speech In John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address he used every type of rhetorical strategy you could think of to get the message across to the people of the United States. The first rhetorical strategy he used was Logos. When using Logos you are connecting to the logical view of the message. When John F. Kennedy gave his address he used Logos by saying the strong will just, the weak will secure, and peace will be preserved. I personally think this is one of the best lines in his speech because he hits one the topics of strong, weak and peace all in one sentence in a very powerful way.
Speech By Jamie Toskovski There are many ways people and their experiences can be brought to life through the distinctive voices of other people. These distinctive voices can be interpreted through speeches and song lyrics to give a point or amplify to the public the struggle people are going through. Two great examples of speakers that conveyed distinctive voices in their speeches include Martin Luther King in “I have a dream” and Severn Suzuki’s “Address to the Plenary Summit, Earth Summit. My related material Michael Jackson’s song “Heal the World” is another example of a distinctive voice enhanced through song lyrics to the public. What also brings the outcomes and affect on people through the distinctive voices is not only the voice itself
Throughout his campaign, he spoke of hope. He gave us just that. He spoke of change, and we can already see it happening with the his election being a monumental achievement for the African American community. From those that support Obama, it is overwhelming and excited. He has instilled positivity back into our patriotism.
He was spreading democratic ideas and values to the rest of the world. The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights appeared to do the same. Picking and creating rights and values of its own and from strong democratic governments established values that the whole world could live by. If every nation adopted these rights, humans wouldn’t have to worry about religious persecution, or the color of their skin, or the religion they chose to practice. The biggest idea you can get from all of these documents, rights, and values is that we are all striving to become better people and with that, creating a better world.