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Martin Luther King and Malcom X are two African Americans fighting for the same cause but believe in fighting in two totally different ways King believes the non-violence approach is the best way to fight discrimination and Malcom believes to do whatever it takes In Kings speech to the public he wants everyone to take a stand but do it silently He tries to make his speech as persuasive as possible by using several techniques He uses fear as one of these techniques I think that one of his biggest and most effective techniques is guilt or sympathy King uses A few years ago in the slum areas of Atlanta a Negro guitarist used to sing daily been down so long that down dont bother me This is the type of negative freedom and resignation that often engulfs the life of the oppressedIn this story there is a huge sense of guilt and sympathy He uses this technique many times to try and persuade the public to feel sorryMalcom still uses the same techniques but in the opposite way His best technique is fear and guilt For example even in his title Necessary to Protect Ourselves there is a faint sign of feeling sorry for him He believes that the violent approach is the right and only approach to this war Malcom says we should get whatever is necessary to protect ourselves in a country or in an area where the governmental ability to protect us has broken down it gives his listeners a sense of fear because is sounds as if they have no other choice and their cornered in This is a great example of his ability to show fear to be more persuasive He also uses sympathy and rejection but not When using persuasive techniques sympathy guilt fear and rejection are the best techniques Society seems to relate to those the best Malcom X is the more persuasive of the two because
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