Comparing Whys By Vladimir Lenin And Martin Luther King Jr.

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Vladimir Lenin and Martin Luther King, Jr. have differing “whys”. Lenin’s “why” includes wanting equal pay for laborers and stopping the Tsarist autocracy from having control over people’s lives, as evidenced by the quotes “The workers need freedom for their struggle, but the tsarist autocracy binds them hand and foot.” (Lenin 201) and “Down with the criminal and plundering tsarist autocracy!” (Lenin 203). On the other hand, King’s “why” includes wanting people to be treated equally, given the same rights and achieving true freedom as evidenced by the quote “[…] all men, yes black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (King 1). The “why” of King would be best to accept because he persuades his audience to accept his “whys” with knowledge presented in an assertive communication style (tactics a “genius” would pursue).…show more content…
For example, In Kings Speech “I have a dream” the author states “[…] 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” (King 3). This demonstrates how King is knowledgeable of how people of color are being treated by society, he then continues to try to find a solution and is confident that it will create a positive change. He is aware of the misbehavior some people perform and strives to end it while trying to enforce equality instead. And by the quote “meeting physical force with soul force” we can imply that King plans to do this by not resorting to barbaric

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