Malcolm X vs. Mlk

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17/OCT/2014 African-American History Of Two Greats Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were both towering icons in the African-American culture that had a great influence on them. Martin Luther King Jr. was famous for his speech “I have a dream” while Malcolm X was famous for “The Ballot or the Bullet”. In both speeches these icons tried to achieve the same goal which was a higher status for blacks, they had different ways of expressing it, each had his own writing style and use of rhetorical appeals. In his speech, Martin Luther King Jr. appeared to be calm and idealistic. 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. He expressed his message powerfully and passionately. On the other hand, Malcolm X wanted African-Americans to build a world for themselves controlled by only them and that only addressed the desires and needs that were important. In addition Malcolm X showed that he didn’t believe in an integrated society, he was known as an extremist. Malcolm X clearly stated and explained that the Africans didn’t decide to come to America but rather that they were forced and brought against their will. Malcolm X used the two main modes of rhetoric, logos and ethos. He used logos to give statics to show exactly. The number committees for
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