Have you ever gone to a presidential inauguration? Barack Obama and George Washington are two presidents of 45 presidents that were inaugurated and made inaugural addresses for the future of the country. Both presidents talked about their own views, with some similar and others different. They were both elected to office in bad times for the country. George Washington was elected when the United States gained independence and Barack Obama was elected when they were at war with Iran and Afghanistan.
President Obama’s victory speech and Martine Luther King’s speech are two of the most famous discourses that everybody is discussing today. The speeches are representation of racial progression, which starts from the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement to the election of the first black president in the American history. Both speeches are a symbol of hope and a new start of the upcoming changes. In fact, both speeches called for unity and inclusion to achieve the American dream. Furthermore, both occasions had loud voices echo not only in the United State, but also in the global level. Despite the similarity of Obama’s and King’s speeches in the persuasive and inspirational tones, their goals were for different purposes and audience, also the effects on the audience were different.
In “Barack Obama’s First Inaugural Address” and in “John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address”, there is quite a few similarities between the two. In J.F.K’s, he was describing that we need to work together to overcome many challenges as a country, while maintaining peace within our alliances. Barack’s speech had the same idea that all should be free and that the United States would help their allies in any way they could. Another similar idea is that God gave men and women their freedom, with the fact that either they could either destroy, or renew their civilization. They spoke about furthering the science field, but it could become either a disaster or a great success. Both articles also used events from the past to strengthen Americans.
People have fought for civil rights with nonviolence, but people fight wars with violence. In Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize speeches, both see violence and nonviolence differently. Readers can see King and Obama’s different positions in society, how they use violence as examples, and how they want to establish peace. These men, want to do whats right for people, and they are doing it in a different, but effective way.
There have been many great speeches delivered in the past. Some of the best ones demonstrated why our our freedoms, our liberty, and to be united as a country, is so important. John F. Kennedy’s “Inaugural Address” and Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” are both great examples of such historical speeches. Both these speeches have many similarities such as, referencing the past, wanting change to happen, and both desired peace. Yet with all these similarities, each one had a different style, was given to different audiences, and about different topics. In Kennedy’s “Inaugural Address”, he is expressing how the country needs to be united and “…anew the quest for peace” (11), with our enemies. King’s
There are huge differences between Obama’s inauguration and Trump’s. The most visible difference is the size of the crowd. More people attended President Obama’s inauguration than they did for Donald Trump. Large parts of the National Mall were empty during Trump’s inauguration. Moreover, the crowd was more excited during Obama’s inauguration than they were for Trump. They also seemed more hopeful when President Obama was giving his speech and during Trump’s inauguration the crowd was not as hopeful and excited.
Obama and King had a connection; they both supported non violence. These two African American Leaders, wanted peace throughout the world, and for the two races of our world today to be equal, peaceful, and not negative. “I Have A Dream” and “Victory Speech” are two amazingly powerful speeches delivered by two big leaders of the American nation: Martin Luther King and Barack Obama. These speeches were united in the hopes of creating a better country and achieving the American dream. The two discourses are an introduction to a change or to an
Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. are seen as national heroes for the significant message they represent, liberty and unity. Throughout history, minorities have been oppressed and courageous men like Lincoln and King worked hard to liberate them. President Lincoln ended the Civil War and Dr. King was an activist in the Civil Rights movement. Both the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement lead to unity and freedom. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address’ addresses the theme of freedom by having a nation where independence reigns by abolishing slavery. Conversely, in King’s I Have a Dream Speech, the theme of freedom is addressed by ending segregation and discrimination in America. Lincoln’s theme of unity is ending the war to unify the nation to improve it. Similarly, King’s theme of unity is ending the division of races in the nation and working together towards a better future.
Historically, Jfk and Patrick Henry were persuasive speakers, and they inspired Americans with their beliefs and values. John F Kennedy with his “Inaugural Address” was speaking to the proud citizens of America, and Patrick Henry’s “speech to the Virginia convention” was focused toward the colonist and leaders of America. They talked about the beliefs, freedom, equality, and achievement and success. While there were similarities in the speeches, there are also differences.
In 1963, minister and rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech in front of Lincoln memorial to bring awareness to the unfairness of injustice for black people. King's speech was an effort to try and mandate the coming together of the black and white race and finally have the equality between us all be put into force for a free nation. As the speech left King’s mouth and entered 250,000 citizens ears, it left them to think about what point he was trying to make because he uses pathos, logos, and ethos.
One year after delivering “I Have a Dream”, King’s work and message of equality for all was recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. Not only did the award recognize his work for civil rights, but it was sign of worldwide sentiment that
He questions the audience about society and what they have done for their community. “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality; we can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities; we cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one; we can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity,” (King). King knows how to bring the people into the speech to involve every single person standing before him and make them feel like they are apart of the speech. He mentions what has been taken away from them which creates anger within the crowd. King’s ability to appeal to the audience through emotion affected society for decades after and changed the sense of pride the African Americans had.
King used pathos and logos as well as ethos in his speech to appeal to the audience in a more emotional way. He mostly attempts to appeal to the audiences’ emotions, fears, and desires. When King repeats with the infamously famous quote, “I have a dream,” he stresses a sense of sympathy and hope towards the African American population during that time period. King states that the, “Negro…finds himself in exile in his own land.” In this phrase, King yields compassion as one can see when he emphasizes the unfair treatment and the alienation of the African Americans. King also uses highly connotative language so that he could evoke an emotional response to the audience by saying words such as, “chains of discrimination” and “oppression” to reinforce the need to change. He not only uses words to get to the saddening side of his audience, but King also uses an uplifting tone to motivate and inspire his audience by using positive diction, using words such as “freedom,” “majestic,” and “brotherhood.” Furthermore, King appeals to logos through his use of analogies; for example, “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” This analogy applies to logos by using a form of reasoning since he appeals to the basic concept of money and the frustration of receiving a “bad check.” Not only does King like to appeal to his audience, but he also uses rich metaphors to convey his message across American
In the year of 1963, when racial discrimination was evident in the community, Dr. King delivered two of his most noted works called the “I have a Dream” speech and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to the public. These two pieces, quickly following each other in succession, were literary works of Dr. King devoted to the cause of racial equality and used eclectic devices and appeals to achieve that goal. King’s purpose bolstered in his “Letter” and “Dream” speech by key rhetorical devices are supported by audience oriented diction and appeals.
Both writers reflect from personal experience to shape who they came to be. The concept from both of the excerpts explain how African Americans faced hostility and cruelty because they were treated inferior from the Whites. The readings also include how each individual is trying to alter the world’s view of discrimination. Both are striving for the same reason. They are trying to move onward and provide future generations greater lifestyle then in the past or modern era. King and Obama had the same opinion on how religion influenced racism. They were both disappointed with the church leaders for not encouraging unity. Instead, some didn’t address race at all during the sermons or said negative things that possibly induced more chaos. Violence wasn’t the solution. King and Obama both have the same views that causing such chaos does not really solve the issue. Violence just increases the problem. Racism is not something to move aside and let it develop on its on. Society needs to strive for change if they want