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In a fabricated world filled with inequality and prejudice well-constructed speeches are deemed capable of uplifting the spirits of acommunity with dwindling faith and hope for future justice Dr MartinLuther King Jr an African American civil rights activist and celebratedminister displayed his oratory skills in his iconic speech I Have aDream on August 28 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial inWashington DC His speech pushed for the much-neglected freedom of theblack citizens of the United States amid the the manacles of segregationand the chains of discrimination King 909 In juxtaposition to Kingsvalue of nonviolence George Orwells novel Animal Farm presents Old Majora fictitious boar who envisions a revolution against the tyrannous acts ofman and preaches to the animals to fight against the human race for whatthey rightfully produced and own As evident in the basic structures oftheir speeches Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Old Major both employrhetorical tools that appeal to their directed audience but differ incompositional style and selection of rhetorical tools The natures of their speeches convey different tones and expressionFor instance in I Have a Dream King expresses primary themes of freedomand justice which complement his philosophy of nonviolence and compassionin all situations In relation the subtle recurrence of the themes alsoexemplify Kings initial motive to integrate the races of America by themeans of peaceful protests Throughout his speech King exhibits tones ofhopefulness and solemnity which appeal to the audience members pathos Instark contrast Old Major advocates the removal of the human race in orderfor the animals to achieve complete control over the fruits of their labor Metaphors are commonly present in Kings speech whereas they seldomappear in Old Majors speech which is relatively straightforward andsimplistic ThroughWork CitedPeterson Linda H and John C Brereton Martin Luther King Jr I Have aDream The Norton Reader An Anthology of Nonfiction 11th ed New YorkWW
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