Martin Luther King I Have A Dream Speech Analysis

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Martin Luther King Jr. was, and is still, a very influential person in today’s society. In his speech known as, “I Have a Dream”, he highlights the themes of freedom, justice, and brotherhood/sisterhood to show the problems that he saw during his time, and his hopes for the future. If Dr. King was alive today, he would still be working towards his dream for the nation. Consequently, there are many events that happen today that oppose King’s themes of freedom, justice, and brotherhood/sisterhood. For starters, Martin Luther King greatly highlights his hopes for freedom in his speech. A direct quote from, “I Have a Dream” is, “I have a dream that one day down in Alabama-with its vicious racists, with its Governor having his lips dripping with…show more content…
Some of the statements include: “ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood,” and, “Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.” On the other hand, a news article talks about a man attacking a gay couple and screaming, “You live in Trump country now.” Not only does this display the lack of brotherhood America’s society has, but it also displays the United States President, who is supposed to be someone who represents the roots of our country and create a positive and unified nation. However, he doesn’t try to end the negativity. In fact, sometimes he is found supporting discrimination on things like his Twitter account, and saying many other offensive things about all sorts of topics. For example, one of Trump’s tweets stated, “the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our cities is committed by blacks and Hispanics.” This ultimately goes against what Martin Luther King Jr. was standing for. With this in mind, MLK would not think of America as a place of brotherhood/sisterhood, unless it is exhibited by all races and people joining together, then he would not be
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