Compare And Contrast Franklin Delano Roosevelt And I Have A Dream Speech

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We have all wanted something really bad in our life and most likely you had to convince or persuade someone, and you probably used three persuasive appeals that Greek philosopher Aristotle mad which are ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos being an ethical appeal, logos being a logical appeal, and pathos being an emotional appeal. Believe it or not, these three persuasive appeals have been used by former U.S president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his famous “First Inaugural Address” speech, in which he plans on helping America end The Great Depression. That's not all, Dr Martin Luther King jr. also used these three appeals in his famous “I have a dream speech” which he talks about ending racism and the oppression on coloured people. Both these…show more content…
Martin Luther King jr. both used an ethical appeal in their speeches . For example, Franklin Delano Roosevelt utilized his ethical appeal by gaining the audience trust and telling them what they need to do,” This I purpose to offer pledging that the larger purposes will blind upon us all as a sacred obligation with a unity of duty hitherto evoked only in time of armed strife,” This quote shows that Roosevelt is telling everybody that they need to become united. This is what people need to do to come out of The Great Depression. In addition, Martin Luther King jr. also made an ethical appeal in his speech when he speaks what the people want, “ We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.” colored people are victims of police brutality and racism and want it to come to an end. This is important because it shows that colored people are tired of being oppressed. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King jr both used an ethical appeal in their speeches to make a better America but they also used a logical…show more content…
both used a logical appeal in their speeches. For example, Franklin Delano Roosevelt says his logical appeal when he compares their situation, he says,” We are stricken by no plague of locusts. Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered…” This shows that Franklin Delano Roosevelt is telling the people that it can be worse and uses “plague of locusts” for evidence. This is important because Franklin Delano Roosevelt is using his logical appeal to encourage people. In addition, Martin Luther King jr. also had a logical appeal in his speech when he says,” I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed ‘we hold these truths to be self evident; that all men are created equally.” This quote shows that Martin Luther King Jr. wants people to live up to the quote that all men are created equal. This is a logical appeal because he is providing a quote with his statement. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. both used a logical appeal to make a better America, but they also used an emotional
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