He believes and he wants all the people to believe that America will finally take the role of leading the world into a bright future, with the help of its incomparable democratic tradition, its progresses in science and technology and military affairs and its people’s hard efforts. In order to perfectly address his ideas, he makes use of many rhetorical devices. Being faced with the terrible Financial Crisis, the loss of Public confidence, Obama makes his address a horn to inspire Public confidence, a warranty to get democracy power, and a banner to recall America dream. He tries to make his people believe that America and American spirit would conquer the serious economic situation, and change it into a more prosperous country. Both of them are addressing their speech when America is in tough situation.
In my opinion, he created a light in the mind of others because his speech was coming out from his heart. Dr. King used the language devices in his speech and created the best speech in American history. He used anaphora, reputation, allusions, and metaphors to engage people and convince them to claim their rights hardly. First, he used many anaphors in his speech “One hundred years later, Now is the time, We must, We can never (cannot) be satisfied, Go back to, Go back to, With this faith, and Let freedom ring (from)” which made the speech stuck in people’s minds. Second, he used the reputation in many forms such as “freedom, we, nation, justice, and dream”.
In his first statement he said, “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” In this statement he has said what he was there to do. He is speaking out for freedom. This speech is one among few to demonstrate the freedom our nation was built upon. We are a nation of democracy and our nation was built on the fact that we have the right to “alter and institute new government” (Congress) . Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches and demonstrations would provoke a change in the minds and hearts of the American people.
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.
During an age of mass industrialization and urbanization, obtaining social justice was of vital importance because with social justice established, social control would naturally be achieved due to the satisfaction of citizens being treated equally. Progressive reformers moved to correct flaws in government and improve societal equality, but they soon found the widened divisions in American society to be difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. (Out of Many, 606) Progressivism was characterized by a series of movements, each of them aimed in one way or another at renovating or restoring American society, its values, and institutions. (Out of Many, 612) The three basic social issues addressed by the Progressives were women suffrage, freedmens civil rights, and working conditions. Each group of reformers challenged the words of our founding fathers as stated in the Constitution, “…in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity,…promote the general welfare…to ourselves and our posterity…,” progressives were searching for a perfect union for every individual to be satisfied with.
He was a charismatic figure whose magnificence of concept and brilliant insights attracted people, along with his words, wisdom, commitment, deeds and dreams to cast a new life to people. Although to many people his dreams, visions, and goals were big and breathtaking, to him they were simple, a complete liberation of mankind to completely eliminate the injustices. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of high morals, a preacher, and a human being who would not bow his head in apathy, or silence his voice while this nation strayed away from reverence for justice and the respect of human life. Martin Luther King was a man without restrictions instead of waiting around for change he got himself out there and worked to free himself along with his people, he wanted to free himself and the others from the bounds and chains of the unjust authority. 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.
I think this was a smart move because the speech could comfort the citizens and make them realize that they should stand up and fight for themselves. Changing the Talk Card could change the overall message because different characters can make people easily experience the same feeling that Dr. King was experiencing and cheer the citizens up. I think the style of Dr. King’s speech is power because the whole speech was very inspiring and it represented a great power of his desperation towards freedom and justice. The main goal of Dr. Martin Luther King is to express how much the Negros want to have the same rights as white man. They could not stand for the discrimination and they were going fight for justice.
In the heart of the nation’s capital sits a great monument to a great man, whose peaceful words still pierce American souls. His hope for a better America and a better world drove a monumental movement that drastically changed the dynamic of our great country. It thus seems fitting that his image is chiseled in stone and nestled between monuments of other great men whose visions shaped America. The memorial to Martin Luther King Jr., despite slight exaggerated flaws, pays proper homage to a man of great worth to our country. Of it’s many admirable traits, the monument’s greatest quality is its placement.
Oral Production: Image Two Doctor Martin Luther King was a civil rights activist from the early 1960’s and led the way for change in the treatment and equality of African American citizens. King had a profound affect on civil rights in America and as seen in this image, gained large support from the public. The purpose of this image was as an illustration in an article reflecting King’s achievements on the fortieth anniversary of his death. In his lifetime he had great influence but also stirred great controversy sparking many groups that opposed his method of achieving equality in American society. Some of these groups and people included ‘Malcolm X’, Rosa Parks, and ‘The Black Panthers’.
Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King’s Speech “I Have a Dream” (Revised) Likita M. Taylor ITT-Tech English 1320: Composition I November 22, 2012 Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King’s Speech “I Have a Dream” “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” These are the opening words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech”, which he predicted will be the foundation of the Civil Rights Movement and the turning point in finally ending segregation. Time and time again, his speech is credited as being “one of the most successful and most legendary speeches in United States history.”(Martin, 2010, 10 par 1). He was an astonishing, intelligent speaker who often relied on using strong rhetoric devices to get his message across. Through his articulate use of logos, pathos, and ethos, King was able to persuade his generation that "the Negro is not free.” (Martin 2001 par3). His speech became the rallying cry for civil rights and lives on to this day as a perpetual masterpiece.