Rhetorical Analysis Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speech

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SOAPSTone Martin Luther King Jr. was the speaker. The occasion was that he believed that men and women black or white deserved equal rights. The audience is African Americans and everyone one else who was not being treated equally. The purpose is to try to get equal rights for everyone. African Americans and anyone who is not treated equally are the subjects. The tone is angry and inspiring. Culture In the beginning people from Africa were brought over to the United States to become slaves that would be bought sold, and traded. Later Abraham Lincoln was able to free the slaves. But being free and equal rights did not go together at that time. African Americans throughout the years have suffered racial injustice. This may have gone on even longer if it wasn’t for Martin Luther King Jr. During the civil rights movement there was a vast amount of segregation in many places such as schools,…show more content…
Many were being treated unjustly due to their skin color. Such as schools where children attended were segregated; different restrooms were designated for the “whites” and the “colored”. At times “colored” children were not permitted to attend the same schools as the “white”. There was a man who believed that there could be a change. Throughout the first half of the speech an imperfect image is portrayed “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be disregarded because of the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” to show them how racist and arbitrary America is. Along with wanting equal rights many African Americans wanted racial justice. No matter what the skin color is; everyone should be regarded equally. The color of one’s skin should not determine the way he/she is treated. People are people just the same whether they are black, white, orange, or red. Equality is a national right that is to be permitted to everyone. “I have a Wayman
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