Rhetorical Analysis Of Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is undoubtedly an example of inspiring, emotional and powerful speaker. His “I have a Dream” speech clearly indicated the real situation of deep emotional war and a claim from the suppressed group that was desperately calling for help. During the mid-20th Century, racism against the African-Americans people was an immense issue in the United States. According to the law that was enacted that time, African-Americans people supposed to be free, instead they were victimized inhumanely. Therefore, African-Americans who were called “blacks” that time decided to try and change the unfair system as the civil rights activists and groups emerged . On August 28, 1963 the brave Dr. King and his groups made their way to the Lincoln Memorial to give speech to his fellow Americans. In the first part of his speech, Dr King gave a brief introduction as the background behind their protest. He discovered the facts (pg.238) in chronological order (pg.269), showing that African-American had suffered from the racism problem for many decades. Though a law had been released in which contains a freed petition that known as Declaration of Independence, still, there was a clear distance between white people as majority and black people as minority. This occasion was visited by thousand of audiences…show more content…
King shaped the knowledge (pg. 238) of the audience, by reminding the people of African-American to demonstrated a favorable selfhood in every situation. “But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” Dr. King- I Have A Dream. His sentences were very clear, he wanted to let them know how important it is to always keep a dignity and discipline, not

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