L03.docx - L03 \u2013 Analysis of The Rhetorical Situation for Robert F Kennedy\u2019s Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr \u201cEven in our

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L03 – Analysis of The Rhetorical Situation for Robert F. Kennedy’s Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”Robert F. Kennedy’s adaptation of Aeschylus1On April 4, 1968, New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy was in Indianapolis, Indiana to promote his bid in the primaries as the Democratic nominee for President. Soon after arriving, Kennedy was informed of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was urged by the chief of police to cancel his speaking engagement. Instead, Mr. Kennedy changed his speech to a eulogy and went into inner city Indianapolis where he presented his speech wearing his slain brother’s overcoat and while standing on the flat bed of a truck before a predominantly black crowd.2Robert Kennedy delivered his speech calmly and sincerely. He spoke with a quiet emotion and a loud calm.
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  • Fall '07
  • NICHOLAS,CHERYLL
  • John F. Kennedy, Vietnam War, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy

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