Martin Luther King Introduction Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â While giving his speech, Martin Luther King used pathos as well as ethos and logos. By using pathos, King intended to make the people hate racism. King states that Negroes have been crippled by â€œâ€¦chains of discriminationâ€¦ (American Rhetoric, 2001)â€By this statement, King intended to make the whites realize that they have broken the promises drafted in the constitution. While using ethos, King uses the example of bad check. This is seen when he states that denying Negroes their civil rights shows that, â€œâ€¦America has given the Negro people a bad checkâ€¦(American Rhetoric, 2001)â€ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â While using logos, King refers to the Emancipation Proclamation that was signed by Lincoln in a move to end slavery. While addressing the crowd, King states that Lincoln signed the Emancipation proclamation to end, â€œâ€¦the long night of their captivityâ€¦ (American Rhetoric, 2001)â€ The main objective of this statement was to inform the crowd that that even Lincoln, a very prominent figure in the US history, was against racism. References American Rhetoric. (2001). Martin Luther King, Jr. Retrieved on 1 January 2015 from http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm Source document
Period 5 Change can be a journey for everyone because the world is constantly changing and we have to adapt to these changes. Sometimes change can be a good thing, like getting a promotion at work. Sometimes change is disappointing or sad, such as a close family member dying. Either way, change is something that happens to everybody all the time. I think that in this era more things are changing more rapidly. This generation has to adapt to many changes in culture and our society. Because things change so rapidly, sometimes you need a chance to slow down and live in the moment. In this essay, I will explore how change is a journey that everyone takes. The first word in the Change category is â€œforward.â€ I think the word can inspire people to change their lives for the better. When you think about the word â€œforwardâ€, you picture aptitude and change for a better world. Moving forward in life is about being passionate in what you do. People who donâ€™t have a passion for anything lead boring lives. To move forward you also have to have lots of positive experiences. Being positive is always good for you because if you are negative you canâ€™t have the outlook on life that positive people have. I think the word â€œforwardâ€ can apply to me because I try to stay positive and passionate in life. The next word that I can apply to my life is â€œexcitement.â€ Everyone loves to be excited, because itâ€™s the opposite of being bored, and your brain does not like to be bored. I think that excitement can fuel the brain to do things it would not be capable of in boredom. A lot of life is about being excited. Excitement relates to change because to make any major changes in life you have to be excited, or positive, about what you do. I think the word relates to my life because I am not usually bored. I try to stay emotionally active at all times. The final word I will discuss is â€œpossibility.â€ Possibilities in life only come to those who can adapt to changes in the world. People who can findÂ niches in life and make a profit from them know how to adapt and make possibilities for themselves. Change and possibilities are similar because when things change new possibilities always arise from them. People can apply the word possibility to their lives because possibility is vital to your success as a person. To conclude, nearly everything in life revolves around constant change. A modern example is the stock market, where nothing is really permanent. Another example is death, a natural process of change. Changes also happen within people. As a person grows up and matures, his or her personality changes greatly. â€œThere is nothing permanent in life except change,â€ said the philosopher Heraclitus. Some call change or variety â€œthe spice of life.â€ Change is the very nature of being. Every new day is different from the previous day. Tides come and go. Sometimes a whole river changes its course. Changes that take place in nature we have little or no control over. However, changes in our personal lives can be manipulated to some extent, and if youâ€™re careful, it can turn out well for you. Change is just a fact of life, and in order to be successful, you must learn to adapt to changes.