In his speech he says “But 100 years later the Negro still is not free.” This quote shows the frustration that Dr.King is feeling. Since he uses so many persuasive phrases the listener automatically can somewhat look at the situation from his point of view. In his speech he uses as many details and examples as possible which years later made a difference in the world. Dr.King shows that depending on how effectively you can back up your argument with details and examples will determines if your speech will cause people to take action or not. In each speech there was a different issue at hand.
The struggle for civil rights is a familiar story(Moore 2) After I read the first paragraph of second page, I was very uncomfortable. Dr. Martin Luther King tells how Negroes had experienced grossly unjust treatment in the courts. In 1963, there had been many unsolved bombing of Negro homes and churches in Birmingham city. Leaders of the city refused to listen to the Negro voices. I reflected on my own sadness at the treatment of my Bhutanese people while reading his letter.
For the most part it was him expressing his feeling and telling stories of how the young black people were wasting their lives and not actually bothering to learn how to be real people or learn how to speak properly. His quote in the very beginning of the speech sets up the entire speech: “David, listen to me. It’s not what he’s doing to you. It’s what you’re not doing.” What this quote is implying to this speech is the fact that black people nowadays have had everything set up for them from past events but they are now wasting all of the opportunities that they have gained. The main reason for his speech is to get people (mostly black parents) to act toward getting young black people to be more like the rest of the country in respect to education, language and motivation.
Challenge the authority While accepting the knowledge of authority, it is sometimes essential to question the ideas and decisions of those people in the positions of authority. We can see through Martin Luther King's actions that challenge the racism in the civil rights movement. In addition, through Galileo Galilei's doubt on the theory that most people used to believe. By protesting the authority and promoting the ideas of nonviolence and equal treatment for different races, Martin Luther King has received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Marin Luther King, a political activist, is the the most famous leader of the American civil rights movement.
Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 13, 1929. Martin Luther King Jr had a huge impact, on the life of many Americans. Martin Luther King Jr also helped to change the way many of Americans thought of African Americans. Before Martin Luther King Jr came along African Americans were almost not even considered human if was almost as if they were animals, African Americans would get publicly beat just for talking to a white a person. Martin Luther King Jr impacted America a lot and I can honestly say that it was definitely for the better, if Martin Luther King Jr had never been born I cannot even imagine what the world would be like.
The tone and mood of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were very different. Whilr King was peacefull and non-violent, X was militant and agressive. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired people by giving them hope as this line from his speech demonstrates “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”. Malcolm X did the opposite, he wanted his listeners to fight back and inspired them with such quotes as "Join any kind of organization - civic, religious, fraternal, political or otherwise - that's based on lifting ... the black man up and making him master of his own community." Malcolm X's approach to attaining freedom for African Americans was almost impossible.
WHAT LEGACY WILL YOU LEAVE BEHIND? People give up their lives or get deprived of some enjoyment for others to enjoy. They suffer for others to enjoy which is what sacrifice is all about. Martin Luther King Jr. for example, fought vehemently for racial discrimination which he gave his life for it. His autopsy revealed that though he was only 39 years old, he had the heart of a 60 year old man which includes the stress of being a human right activist Martin Luther King fought for racial discrimination in America.
“…chains of discrimination…” “…great vaults of opportunity…” “…quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” The use of metaphors help to emphasise the message that King is trying to push for and helps keep listeners interested and holds their attention. King also uses anaphora quite frequently during the course of his speech. He uses anaphora to keep the momentum of a specific topic he may be discussing such as life of the Negro’s. “One hundred years later…” “I have a dream…” “Let freedom ring…” are all repeated to help remind the audience of the themes he is speaking about. Antithesis has also been used in his speech to reveal the goals he wishes to achieve.
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”.
How did Martin Luther King campaign against prejudice and discrimination in USA? America in the 20th century was a highly racist society, especially in the southern states. Black people were treated unfairly and discriminated against, white people justified the situation by saying the black race were inferior. In 17 states throughout America, there were laws segregating the black from the whites in places like parks, cafes, buses, public toilets, swimming pools and even drinking fountains. Black people also had separate schools and universities, the white schools had more money.