In letter from a birmingham jail, king states injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere look up the meaning of injustice and provide an example. The famous political leaders, malcolm x and martin luther king were both fighting for the same ideas and beliefs: the end of racism, discrimination, exploitation and humiliation comparing malcolm x's speech the ballot or the bullet and martin luther king's letter from birmingham jail, we can find. This is a rhetorical analysis piece i wrote on malcolm x's speech the ballot or the bulletwe were told to choose a famous piece of rhetoric, whether it be a speech, a paper, or a song and analyze the rhetorical components. Birmingham jail vs ballot or the bullet malcolm x was a famous national spokesman and delivered the message of the black should stand up and fight for freedom through an influential speech,the ballot and the bullet. A comparison of letter from birmingham jail by martin luther king and the ballot or the bullet by malcolm x pages 7 words 2,151.
Letter from the birmingham jail, the rev dr martin luther king, jr's 1963 essay, appeals to his fellow clergymen to uphold brown vs the board of education, the landmark supreme court decision. Mlk sub topic sentence: in the letter from birmingham jail, mlk attempts to engender american patriotism to remind his audience of the principle of equality malcolm x sub topic sentence: noting the frequency of violations of basic american principles, malcolm x treats the american dream as a myth. Malcolm x is making an extreme comparison between the ballot or the bullet and liberty or death anaphora: control of the economy of your community, control the housing, control the education, control the jobs, control the businesses- malcolm x is making a point that black people need to start taking control of their entire community and stop.
Letter from birmingham jail vs the ballot or the bullet martin luther king's rhetorical modes in: letter from birmingham jail martin luther king wrote a letter while in birmingham jail, this was received on april 16, 1963. Ps 150 prof: barbara allen read mlk letter from the birmingham jail another version of ballot or the bullet 29 march 1964 (easter) carleton online. -wrote the ballot or the bullet for this weeks reading we had to read letter from the birmingham jail and ballot or the bullet martin luther king jr wrote the letter from birmingham jail on april 16, 1963 king was as american civil rights leader, which was the movement to abolish racial discrimination against african americans. King and malcolm x/uses of rhetoric a 7 page essay that examines the persuasive rhetorical skills displayed in martin luther king jr's letter from birmingham jail and malcolm x's the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet a question of appeal: rhetorical analysis of malcolm x and mlk anonymous 11th grade as outspoken leaders of the civil rights movement, malcolm x and martin luther king jr urged black americans to pursue equality with uncompromising dignity however, each held a distinct opinion about the proper methods and the purpose.
Background information for the letter from birmingham jail and the the ballot or the bullet speech are provided below, followed by activities exploring those two pieces of literature next, background information for the now statement of purpose , and the arpm's alcatraz proclamation is provided, followed by activities that help students. In 1963, after being arrested for leading protests in alabama, king wrote his letter from a birmingham jail in which he stated the clarifications of the goals of the civil rights movement a year after that, x spoke to african-americans in many us cities in the speech entitled the ballot or the bullet in which he stated the role of politics and. Dr martin luther king, jr and malcolm x utilized prophetic discourse during a time of social revolution to develop a sense of identity, address social issues, and initiate change in society through terminology based on historical plights and redemption.
Malcolm x vs martin luther king how were they different and similar in their views especially between mlk's 'letter from a birmingham jail' and malcolm x's 'ballot or the bullet' speech 1 following. If we take a look at letter from birmingham jail and the ballot or the bullet, we notice the difference in their styles already in the initial addressing whereas dr king opts for a rather formal and reserved my dear fellow clergymen (letter from birmingham jail) which, in spite of being a perfectly adequate address for the given. The methods used and arguments made by martin luther king jr in letter from birmingham jail, malcolm x in the ballot or the bullet, and stokely carmichael in black power, demonstrate the potency of nonviolence.
Critical anlysis of malcolm x's the ballot or the bullet analysis of malcolm x's the ballot or the bullet malcolm x: his very name is a disregard to the beliefs of the white supremacists of his time. A ballot is like a bullet you don't throw your ballots until you see a target, and if that target is not within your reach, keep your ballot in your pocket i say again, i'm not anti-democrat, i'm not anti-republican, i'm not anti-anything. The ballot or the bullet, malcolm x the belief that the black man should control the politics and the politicians in his own community involves a re-education program in the black community in regards to economics central importance is having control of one's own community without interference from a separate race/community. Lesson six socratic seminar on martin luther king, jr's letter from birmingham jail lesson overview students prepare for and participate in a socratic seminar to discuss dr martin luther king's.