This is inspiring because it shows the African American people that they can be better than what once was and let go and forgive all who wronged them. Also, in the quotation above he makes apparent that they are going to gain their place in society. He was confident that they were going to gain freedom no matter what. This engages his audience and inspires African Americans to never give up. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s skillful and knowledgeable use of rhetorical modes made his “I Have a Dream” speech one of the most influential and meaningful speeches of all time.
They’re inspirational, motivating and sometime shocking but all distinctive voices have the purpose of bringing across a message to an audience. The following texts portray these aspects and would therefore be suitable for the 2014 HSC. This is evident when looking at Martin Luther King’s I have a Dream, Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s Address to the Plenary Session, Earth Summit and the film Remember the Titans directed by Boaz Yakin. King’s speech was elevating for African-Americans, providing hope for a better future. This is amplified through techniques like historic and biblical allusions and imagery.
took the reins of the Civil Rights Movement and made some of the most stirring and motivational speeches and sermons that our nation has ever witnessed. He envisioned a society free from the constraints of racism, a society that was color-blind (Dyson2000). King and the Civil Rights Movement often drew international attention, challenging our social ideals. People of all social and economic classes, races and ages came together to listen and support the cause of racial equality and ending racial discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr. helped shape the society we live today and continues to have an influence on civil rights reforms today.
A distinctive voice makes us look at the world in a new and different way. Discuss. A distinctive voice is a unique or manner of expression in which the composer conveys his ideas on particular issues. The language, tone and method in which a text is presented challenge and allow the audience to think more deeply about the words being said. Martin Luther King Junior conveys a feeling of passionate idealism within the text “I have a dream.” He makes the audience energised with his motive language and biblical references.
African-Americans have metaphorically been given a “bad cheque”. The social Temperature is rising but they will seek justice through doing what is right, not through resorting to violence and civil disorder. Black and white people will walk together towards a better future, acknowledging the suffering that many have already undergone in this cause. King tells them not to despair because he has a ‘dream', 'hope’ and ‘faith’. If they all dream the same dream, they will be “free at last”.
Martin believed that all types of people are to be given equal rights and that action must be taken in order for a peaceful society, he fought to urge change within his society for the inequality and injustice of African Americans. To achieve this, Martin uses a variety of techniques to create an emotional community which would urge change. One of the techniques used to express his beliefs was his physical voice that was full of rhythm, tone and dramatic pauses which connects with the audience. Inclusive language like "our" and "we" is used throughout the speech to unite the audience to fight for the same cause and to make discrimination a problem the audience had in common. Repetition of "I have a dream" in conjunction with a statement gives the audience an idea of Martin’s ideal world, " I have a dream that one day this nation will and live
A distinctive voice refers to someone, or something which has power and control over the responder which is able to manipulate or influence the reader. Distinctive voices are evident in the novel ‘The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender’ by Marele Day and the speech ‘I Have a Dream’ which was recited by Martin Luther King Jr in 1963. In these texts, the characters and personnel’s are brought to life through the use of dialogue, political driven voices and body language which all play a distinct role in influencing the readers. In these texts ‘The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender’ and ‘I Have a Dream’ present a distinctive voice through the use of dialogue that make the characters believable. In the novel ‘The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender’ by Marele Day, the protagonist Claudia Valentine influences the reader through the use of dialogue which makes her seem like a credential character.
Working for the Common Good Dr. Martin Luther King continues to provide a atitude of hope for the public. His death not only sets an example to current Americans, but also works as the symbol of inter-related issues of the fight against racism. Furthermore, Dr. King’s strong stance is evident through his various speeches such as “A Testament of Hope” and the infamous “I have a Dream” speech. Through these prestigious speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King persists to remind Americans of the unexplainable sufferings African Americans at the time were forced to face. Despite the disadvantages and limitations that automatically came with being an African American in the 1950’s, Dr. King never fell short.
President Kennedy shows awareness of the current issue of segregation using imagery, appropriate language, and tone, which assures the public with compelling remarks that he appreciates those who are making a change and requiring the help of others to change the view of this nation. In Kennedy's speech, the repetitive use of "it ought to be possible" is an effective way to point out the different levels of freedom that restricted the average Negro citizen. With this phrase, it leads into the point that "every American should have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated." From a different point of view, number phrases were also successful and effective in his speech. Kennedy included phrases such as one-half, one-third, twice as much, and half as much to indicate the chances of an average American Negro to complete certain obstacles equivalent to the average white American.
His story gave many African Americans hope. All could see that he rose out of the shadows of nothing so why couldn’t they do the same? All black men, women, and children came together to overcome one thing; racism. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were a significant peace to the puzzle because they had the power to unite people into one cause. Without these men’s ideas of non-violence retaliation the black race would not have been seen as the victim, instead the problem.