Rhetorical Analysis Of I Have A Dream

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“I Have A Dream” “I Have A Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. argues for the rights of black people. He declares that white people need to remove the harsh treatments that restrict the black people from living a normal, first-class citizen lifestyle. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in an authoritative tone that signifies that changes must be made to the black people, and he clearly speaks for every single black person that lives in the land of the free. Martin Luther King Jr. effectively justifies his argument that black people need to be treated like everyone else through ethos, pathos, and logos. First, Martin Luther King Jr. uses ethos to confirm that what he is saying is justified. More importantly, he talks about how the Emancipation Proclamation was signed about one hundred years ago from the day he gives that speech, and he talks about how the Emancipation Proclamation must guarantee everyone the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and a pursuit of happiness. That, alone, he uses that argument to confirm that there is something not right with the way that the black people are being treated. Admittedly, he argues that the white people are not following this at all because they do not really consider black people as a “full person”. Martin Luther King Jr. references how it must not be ethical to treat Americans in a way that isolates a certain skin color that must especially harm the children that grow up to be black. He makes a strong argument against the way black
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