Rhetorical Analysis Essay On The Right Of Freedom

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AP English Period 4 The right of freedom has been a challenge for many ethnic groups to obtain throughout the course of history. Dr. King thinks the black community has waited long enough for them to be free, and argues against the clergy men who don’t think it is very important. King feels that if they don’t act now, they will never be free from racism and hatred. He uses conveying his point using metaphors, antithesis and imagery. Dr. King uses imagery to set up the hatred and discrimination faced by the black community. He compares their oppression to “being smothered in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society”. This thought puts an emotional toll on the reader who now has that sight ingrained in his or her head. Dr. King uses pathos and ethos to depict the hardships of the black society when and their desires to break free from oppression. The…show more content…
“Suddenly you find yourself tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she can’t go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is close to colored children.”The only real emotion the clergymen felt is guilt. They were appalled with what they saw; they are ruining the lives of innocent people just because of their skin color. King puts the image of a little girl in the head of the reader, and the reader feels heartbroken. There is nothing worse than telling your kid they can’t do something because of what color their skin is. Is that fair? It can be compared to today’s economy and a parent telling their child they can’t get that new shirt because they can’t afford it. The only emotion felt for that family is sadness. Dr. King also talks about how the darts of segregation sting. That stinging could be compared to the beatings they have been administered for no

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