Martin Luther King Speech And I Have A Dream Speech

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The Power of Words Shakespeare once said, “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women are also merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.” During the Civil Rights movement, unity was an essential theme of fighting racism; and was equivocally important, during the period, when Shakespeare was living. However, throughout King’s speeches, he utilizes rhetorical devices to convince the American people into joining his non-violent fight against racism and illustrating that unity is the solution to embodying the American Dream and instilling hope and freedom. Martin Luther King’s speeches “I have a dream” and “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” both have the same purpose of curing social and racial injustice. King communicates in both of these speeches that they have to fight in a nonviolent manner and to fight with what is in your heart. His motives are to keep moving forward with the Civil Right’s movement, and to not cease fighting. It has always been evident that, circumstances have to become worse before they can become better. The biggest difference in both of his speeches, is that he includes a solution in his second speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” Although these speeches are similar, “I have a dream” is more powerful and inspiring. In Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream,” he employed rhetorical devices and the balance of the three appeals, to inspire the American People to enlist in the fight

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