What Is The Theme Of I Have A Dream Speech

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“Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty we are free at last”.(King, I Have a Dream) Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream Speech, was no doubt a speech about the racial oppression of African Americans. It was about how he longed for freedom and equality for people of color and could dream and envision a world where this would take place. There are many types of oppression. It wasn’t that long ago when the roles of women in America were very limited. Divorce was not acceptable and it was not common for women to have careers outside the home. In Kate Chopin’s story, The Story of an Hour, we join a new widow on an emotional rollercoaster that echoes the dream of Dr. King yet ends in tragedy. With a knock on the door, Louise Mallard found herself surrounded by her sister Josephine and her husband’s friend Richards. They carefully told her the news that her loving husband had died in a horrible train wreck, because they were worried about her heart condition.…show more content…
As the story progresses it becomes evident that she suffered from more than one type, physical and emotional. Common to the women of that day, Louise obviously did not go around complaining about her unhappiness with her husband and her life. Her sister and husband’s friend were worried that she might not even be able to bear the bad news. One of the aspects of “The Story of an Hour” that is compelling to the reader is the fact that Louise Mallard feels excitement after learning of her husband’s death. She anticipates the possibility of being a free woman and able to live for herself. “She said it over and over under her breath: ‘free, free, free!”.(Chopin 236) Although her husband was not abusive, the reader intuitively understands that Louise felt oppressed in her marriage and now for the first time, she feels the possibility of constructing her own identity and identifying possibilities for her own
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