A Speech Full of Persuasion

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A Speech Full of Persuasion
How MLK’s Speech was Persuasive
Throughout history, there has been many works of literature that were created for the sole purpose of persuasion. Many of these compelling pieces have caused riots, the downfall of empires and the upheavals of governments. They have also brought about good changes that have been able to keep most of this world in check. The brilliant people who manipulate massive percentages of the world’s population through literature are very wise people indeed to have chosen to control with words rather than visible power. This makes them possibly the most dangerous or the most respected people throughout history. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of those remarkable men who have changed our
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This made it easier for them to unite in a common cause which made King’s speech successful. He also tied them together by saying, “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” Many people who attended this speech were very religious so this hit home and caused them to join together to work to eliminate racial injustice. Last of all, it can be observed that King specifically chose to use his children in his speech to get instantaneous affection and pity from the crowd, rallying their ideas and hopes. With many parents and protectors in the crowd, this struck many people, and caused them to craze for justice and sanity. It did not affect the population too much, but it seems to have made a tremendous difference in the long run. What King had said was, “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.” Many people there attested to similar hopes and dreams so they felt like they were even more a part of this movement to where all of the assistance and the participation eventually led to the desegregation of the country. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech is possibly one of the most compelling and persuasive pieces of work that can be found in our history. Many people aspire to be leaders, to be astounding, to be recognized. Many give up because they think they are not
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