On April 3, 1964, Malcom X published his famous speech named “The Ballot or the Bullet” and on 1963, the author Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter from jail to respond to eight white clergymen, who criticism him for unwise, untimely and extreme. The purposes of both writers are fight for civil rights and black liberation. They both use ethos, pathos and logos in their writings, which extremely useful in getting to their point to persuade the audiences to fight for their belief. Despite there are different between how they use these strategies but both use it very effective and produce very persuasive writings. First, they both use the rhetorical appeal of ethos. While Malcom X introduces himself as “a Muslim minister and a national spokesman for the Nation of Islam”, which is a leader and speaker of black community; MLK presents himself as “Fellow Clergymen”, the relatable speaker and the leader of the South Christian Leadership Conference. Their purpose are to gain respect and capture the audiences’ attention in the first look. When the audience know their reputation, they will continue to read or hear their works. Moreover, this strategy also help their writings become more reliable. However, they both have other different ways to appeal ethos. Malcom X mentions his religion at begin of his speech. His point are to persuade the audiences that despite we have the different religions or belief but it has no effect with the black equality. He argues that everyone should keep religions at home, for themselves, “in their closet” and “between ourselves and our God”. He know that the most important part is every citizen in black community have to stay together, fight together if they want to gain their freedom. The fact that he als... ... middle of paper ... ...ry language and logical statement, King can gain a lot emotion respond from the audiences. Moreover, by creating a lot of imagery from his evident, he can make the audiences to feel his pain, his lost: “But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim…”. He shows a lot undeniable crimes that white people have made black citizens suffer; he makes the audiences to understand his feeling, to see what he had seen. He arouse the raged and hatred inside everyone. Then he conclude that “you will understand why we find it difficult to wait”, King established an emotion by repeating the word “wait” to show his impatient and the serious of this situation. Ultimately, he want to use the emotion to convince black people to take action against the oppressive of racism, to fight along with him for the justice.
African Americans are fortunate to have leaders who fought for a difference in Black America. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X are two powerful men in particular who brought hope to blacks in the United States. Both preached the same message about Blacks having power and strength in the midst of all the hatred that surrounded them. Even though they shared the same dream of equality for their people, the tactics they implied to make these dreams a reality were very different. The background, environment and philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were largely responsible for the distinctly varying responses to American racism.
Malcom “X” Little was a civil and human rights activist. After being arrested in 1946 for burglary and sentenced to ten years, he became an american muslium minister at the NOI’s boston mosque. Malcom X was a radical, he urged other african americans to defent themselves against whte aggression “by any means”.
When Malcom gets out of jail he starts preaching Elijah’s teachings and becomes an influential figure to black people who are looking for answers. Malcom was preaching reversed racism. Unlike his beliefs as a child, that light skin was better, now he believed that black people were better and put in a world with a “devil race.” He is now not only a religious figure, but a civil rights leader as well. He preaches through the deprecation of other races to make himself and his followers feel better about themselves and their
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King arose as key figures in the religion of the their communities speaking as ministers. X was a member of the Sunni Muslim faith and prior to his death broke ties with the Nation of Islam. At the very beginning of his essay he distances the issue of religion in his argument explaining, “I'm not here to argue or discuss anything that we differ about, because it's time for us to submerge our differences and realize that it is best for us to first see that we have the same problem, a common problem, a problem that will make you catch hell whether you're a Baptist, or a Methodist, or a Muslim, or a nationalist. (X 1)” Religion is removed from the equation before he even begins to make his stance for Black Nationalism. He does not intend to justify his reasoning through the will of God or the church because the problem that plagues the black community affects them regardless of what faith they subscribe to. This reveals much about the audience that Malcolm X is speaking out to. The Black Nationalism and segregation he advocates for is aimed only for his fellow African-Americans. By excluding his Islamic faith from the mix, he avoids alienating other blacks of different religions and does not seek to establish a common ground with the overwhelmingly Christian white opponents of the movement. Malcolm X reaches out to the victims of the system and avoids starting a
Malcolm X was one of the most revolutionary black power advocate and civil rights leader in American history. It is the unfairness, the racism, and pain that he experienced in his past that fueled his ability to inspire people through his speech. Malcolm X gave African Americans a hope that one day they would no longer be looked down upon and treated unfairly because of the color of their skin. In April 1964, Malcolm X gave his “Ballot or the Bullet” speech to a group of blacks in Ohio in light of the upcoming November presidential election. In the speech he stressed, How Blacks should fight for civil-rights in America, He also stressed the immediate need for not only the black right to vote, but also vote for blacks equality in the United
Both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were influential figures in our history, contributing to a course change during the Civil Rights Movement. Although, they had different solutions to ending the inequality and mistreatment of blacks, I find both of their arguments to be powerful.
The right of African American is an essential subject for many texts in any historical time period. Malcolm X and Danzy Senna both pick the discrimination of African American as their main point for their essays. In The Mulatto and Millenium, Danzy Senna tells her own stories about how she grows up as a black girl with a Wasp mother and a black-Mexican father. In another hand, From The Ballot or the Bullet is a speech of Malcolm to persuade African American to group together regardless religion to fight for their human right. Although From the Ballot or the Bullet (Malcolm X) and The Mulatto Millennium (Danzy Senna) share the same main idea and some rhetorical devices, each of them has some unique devices that make their essays more interesting and influenced.
Malcom X All men are created equal. This statement was the basis of the civil right movements of the 1960's. Malcom X is a man that promoted a society in which all human beings were equally respected. He believes that blacks should achieve that goal by any means necessary. In a time when blacks were not allowed to sit in the front of the bus, using the same bathroom, or were not admitted to Universities. Malcom X's cry of justice was believed to be the voice of all blacks behind closed doors. Malcom Little grew up as poor and did not have much parental support. His father was run over by a street car when he was six. Soon after his father's death, his mother was put in a mental hospital. He grew up in East Lansing and Boston. He was a pimp, a hustler, drug user, and a drug dealer. He worked in the Harlem underworld and was almost killed by his boss after he betrayed him. Malcom turned to robbery and was caught by the police and sentenced to 10 years of hard labor. While in jail, he was introduced to the Nation of Islam, a Black Muslim group, and changed his name to Malcom X. The X replaced the slave name that was given by the white masters and stands for the his real name that he never knew. After his release from prison he started preaching for the Nation of Islam (NOI). His preaching was known for its hatred overtone. He describes America as a house with a "bomb" inside and it is about to explode. Unless the white people want the house to explode and kill everyone inside, they should take the bomb out and give it a house of their own. His speeches were very popular among angry blacks and he was frequently on the front page of the newspaper. It was rumored that other Nation of Islam members were jealous about his popularity and worried about the power he was gaining. After the JFK assassination, Malcom stated: "President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon... Being an old farm boy myself, chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they always made me glad." After many death calls from irritated Whites, The Nation of Islam started to distance themselves from Malcom.
Malcom X was a prominent Black Nationalist leader who urged blacks to cast off the shackles of racism by any means necessary, including violence. By the early 1960s, Malcolm X had become well-known as one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement who had presented an alternative to Martin Luther King Jr.'s aim of a racially integrated society achieved by peaceful means. An articulate public speaker as well as a charismatic personality, Malcolm X expressed the pent-up bitterness, anger and frustration of African Americans during the major phase of the Civil Rights Movement. Militant proposals, a violent revolution to create an independent black nation, won Malcolm X a significant amount of followers and numerous fierce critics. Several people
In the letter, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr, and the speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet” by Malcolm X, the authors discuss their very different viewpoints on what form of freedom would it take to accomplished their goal. While King believes that peaceful approaches would allow the black community to achieve equality with the white Americans, Malcolm X thinks achieving equality with white Americans is nearly impossible; therefore, he preaches a separatist doctrine. Although King and X are both fighting for the black community’s rights and their integration into the nation’s system, their approaches differ significantly. King and X differ in three main areas: their ultimate goals, the strategies to accomplish those goals, and their use of rhetoric.
...s “The Bullet or the Ballot” is a call to action. His audience has been suffering for centuries, and he believes that it is time to end this suffering. He looks around and sees examples of civil disobedience, and doesn’t believe that this will be enough to win the freedom of his people. In order to preach his solution, and possibly start a revolution toward their rights, he uses all three rhetorical proofs. He uses logos to prove that black Americans have been taken advantage of by the “white man” and proposes a solution, he uses ethos to state his character and credibility so that his audience will be more likely to listen to his solution, and he uses overwhelming pathos that urges the audience to act on his solution. As is clear from his most famous speech, Malcolm X was not only an extremely powerful and influential leader, but also a brilliant Freedom Fighter.
The topics of “people” “process” and “product” is crucial to a business. In the article “Angry parents file lawsuit against toymaker for product that doesn't work” it states “Angry parents wrote reviews on the Amazon and Toys "R" Us websites. They described experiences similar to those in the lawsuit. "We opened it and did just what the box said only to have it do NOTHING!!" one post on Toys "R" Us read, according to the lawsuit. "It never lit up never made noise nothing." In Winegarden Amazon review, the Tennessee father wrote: "DO NOT BUY THIS TOY!!! It does not work. Next Christmas he is buying Legos, he wrote.” this company might have people and process, but it does not have a good product, so much so, that it resulted in a lawsuit.
Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. was one of the bravest protesters for the civil rights movement and was also very well educated. In his letter from a Birmingham Jail to his “fellow Clergymen” he answers some questions the Clergymen have on his actions and views about the civil rights movement. MLK’s contemplative tone shows that he knows what what he wants to do and exactly how to do it. He knows what time of year to do it, where to do it, and why it will appeal to the Clergymen. Also, he doesn’t want it to just appeal to the Clergymen, he wants it to appeal to black families who aren’t as well educated as he is therefore he uses references to the bible and Hitler. He is persuading
Being someone who did not people could get married through skype, I thought this article was very interesting to read. For me, I considered this an informative essay because it talks a lot about what skype weddings can lead to and the process on how to do it. When I first read the title of the article “Revealed: How immigrants are gaining U.S. citizenship by getting married on Skype - to people thousands of miles away” I thought that maybe there wasn’t a process through the government and all you needed was a spouse and a priest. According to the article though to become an American citizen you must first be interviewed by Homeland Security or State Department officials, so they can check for fraud or human trafficking. At that point, I started
In history we know that no two men are alike but, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were phenomenal people and leaders. Both had visualized some type of change in the future, yet were not literally able to see it. Both Dr. King and Malcolm X set out to bring a sense of confidence to blacks all over the United States. Their main purpose was to help instill black’s power and strength so that they could overcome racial disparity and prejudice that surrounded them, but both of them had very unique and distinct different ways of promoting their message. Martin was more geared and focused on equality and wellness of the world as a whole, a Malcolm X’s personal interpretation of the world was very well blinded by anger, bitterness, and the desire to get revenge at the expense of the world that he thought treated him unfairly.