Kings speech has a superb mix of all the three appeals ethos pathos and logos

Kings speech has a superb mix of all the three

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King’s speech has a superb mix of all the three appeals, ethos, pathos and logos. His logic is strong and he clarifies it at several points. “I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest — quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality”. His audience is mainly made of African American people who have suffered at the hand of the system, and his logic lies with racial equality. Every Negro King speaks about lies with equality and asserts his point that each one of them deserves to have an equal status as any white in the American nation.“I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers”. King knew and understood that a nation united was a nation strong. He comprehended that by doing injustice to the African Americans it was doing injustice to the nation as a whole because these people had played an important role in the making of this nation, as well as being an important part of its cultural fabric. If America were to be a free nation in a real and respected sense, it might not be so without allowing the ‘Negroe’ his deserved rights. In this way, Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech
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carries a beautiful and long lasting appeal, which is mainly due to his rhetoric which remains powerful and whose impression will not fade. This would explain the importance and iconic state of this speech, and why several years later people around the world continue to recognize and admire its significance, as well as the change and difference it brought to the world.
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