He gave the speech "I Have a Dream" in 1963 on the "March to Washington" after which he established himself as one of the greatest orators in the history of America. He wrote this speech in order to inspire and convince the people of America that each and every American no matter what the color of their skin is or from where they belong, each and every one of them should be treated equally, with justice and equality. He wanted to stop the injustice that was taking place in each and every street of America and he wanted to inspire the African American people to start a non-violent protest against this wrong doing. For this speech, his target audience were all the American's present on that day in Washington and all the people of the country. His final purpose of the speech was to attain freedom for his fellow African American citizens who were being treated unfairly during that period in the country.
King’s argument for the rights of African Americans was well made, with well rounded support. King used emotional first person experience, the experience of others; his family, his friends, and his audience to support his argument. He also uses the constitution to support his argument. The preamble to the constitution states the United States will secure the blessings of liberty for all man. The constitution claims all men are created equal and guarantees rights of “life, liberty, and happiness” (Mount).
According to dictionary.com, importance means, “of much or great significance or consequence”. Martin Luther King Junior was an extremely charismatic, intelligent, and moral leader during the 1950s and 1960s of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of America (USA), and these special traits made him of great importance to Movement. Martin Luther King Junior was an African American leader of the Civil Rights Movement from 1955-1968(death). Before he became noticed as a charismatic leader, he was a pastor at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He was the first non violent African American leader and helped others to achieve many great things.
He wanted to see one united American society based upon the promises of the leaders of America; that all men should be equal and that they have the right to be first class citizens of America with the whites. Martin adopted an integrationist philosophy and believed that through peace equality is possible. His approaches to equality were non-violent protesting, speaking out for non-violence, in his speech MLK showed that he was a peaceful leader. He also used logos in some ways as tried to give evidence to the audience as he mentioned when Lincoln signed the proclamation. King wanted all the races to come together for the hatred and violence to be put to an end.
Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was born in Ciudad Barrios, a town in the mountainous east of El Salvador on August 15th, 1917. His parents were Santos Romero and Guadalupe de Jésus Galdámez. Oscar Romero was the second of seven children, his brothers and sisters being Gustavo, Zaída, Rómulo, Mamerto, Arnoldo, Gaspar, and Aminta. At the time of Oscar Romero, The church was being persecuted and many were being killed or assassinated. Oscar Romero began his teachings in the Catholic Church as very shy and took a rather conservative approach to spreading the word of God.
These three appeals make the speech livelier and let the listener or reader connect with the speaker. Ethos is an appeal that deals with the speakers’ credibility. The President makes the first appeal to ethos in the beginning of the paragraph by stating, “I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed and mindful for the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.” He just telling us that he is thankful to us that we have elected him as our president to tackle all the problems that his country is facing. There was another statement that really built his ethos. He mentioned that there was once a time when a black man, like his father, would not be served in public restaurants.
One of them remarked that the church finally was where it was supposed to be: with the people, surrounded by the wolves. Romero’s first task as archbishop was grim: he had to bury dozens whom soldiers had machine-gunned when 50,000 protesters demonstrated against rigged elections. By now Romero had turned all the way “around the corner.” Summoning priests to his residence (he had moved out of the Episcopal palace and was bunking in a hospital for indigents) he told them he required no further evidence or argumentation: he knew what the gospel required of church leaders in the face of the people’s misery. All priests were to afford sanctuary to those threatened by government
Dr. Martin’s speech was inspiring a huge people and engaged them to raise their hands and claiming for their rights. His words were the key to motivate African-American to create nonracial society in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King used a language that was understood by the illiterate and educated people too. He made people to seeing his dream in the speech and living it in the current days. In my opinion, he created a light in the mind of others because his speech was coming out from his heart.
“I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Are the words that Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, hoping for the end of racism, discrimination and segregation. He had a dream for everyone to have the right to be treated equally, as all man should be. Martin Luther King started a revolution; people that were being treated unequal were fed up. This dream was for all war against racism to have an end to it. So that everyone can get together and form in unity as one nation.
He had the capability to be extremely persuasive in his speeches. His most famous one was at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. During this speech, he said “We hold these to truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” During his life there were a lot of segregation problems. It was hard to fight for this kind of issues but Martin Luther King never gave up. At this time, the blacks had to leave their seats to white person, etc. Martin Luther King organized boycotts and for leading the Civil Rights Movement, he was awarded a Nobel Prize.