Similarities Between Martin Luther King Jr And The Gettysburg Address

893 Words4 Pages
In this assignment I choose to analyze two very important speeches of the history. These two speeches were considered the turning point in the history. Both speeches also conveyed the message of unity, equality, and peace and prosperity inside the country. The two speeches I’ve choose are “I have dream speech” by Martin Luther King Jr. and “The Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln. Since they both were considered the turning point in the history they contain similarities that connect them. They also became the symbol of hope for many people who just wanted to be free and have equal rights as others. First thing that Martin Luther King Jr. mentioned was, America being the in country led by forefathers. He makes notion that the forefathers…show more content…
According to Killeid Martin Luther King Jr. not only connected with the people, but he also appealed to them emotionally and ethically as well. Throughout his speech he utilizes these methods to gain popular support for his cause while maintaining a certain imperative style. He appeals to the audience's ethics with the example "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation”. Where he meant that, when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, it became the main element of hope for many blacks. Then he started to state his dream of living in brotherhood with whites. “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 down together at the table of brotherhood’’. After he spoke about his dream, he then makes a shift towards the very important aspect of this speech, which was freedom. “Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania”. He continuously mentions every State in the same manner. He’s talking about freedom to spread everywhere in the country. None of the State should ignore the freedom of blacks, and they should have equal

    More about Similarities Between Martin Luther King Jr And The Gettysburg Address

      Open Document