Analysis Martin Essay

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“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see”, said Joseph Conrad in Lord Jim. That’s exactly what Martin Luther King was doing when he was composing his speech. He wanted the nation, the world to hear but moreover feel his burden. Martin Luther King’s intentions from his “I Have a Dream” speech were not to just merely entertain his segregated audience, but rather convey his dream or desire of peace and equality among all races; for there not to be separation flesh of humanity. The fact that this was a presented speech rather than a movie or poem is what made the concept effective. He had society gathered right in front of him, among each other so they could relate. The sight of the sea of people was more surreal and influential than having a families gathered around the TV although that still happened. Even though some of the most eloquent words left his lips, it was not his words that conveyed the dream: It was the feeling. The feeling of the words is what moved the audience inwardly and outwardly. The feeling is what caused changed later on. He knew that this dream could be made real. He felt it. He believed it down to the very core of his being, and the audience did as well, live at the moment and carried on for centuries. His speech was a form of identification; the way Martin Luther King strived for the antidote of segregation. If there were to be a piece that could be the epitome of “identification” as by Burke it would be “I Have A Dream” speech. A speech so beautifully composed that wanted to rid of alienation, segregation, and racism among one another. The act is the speaking and taking a stand for the belief of equality and harmony. For there not any conviction of those with a certain skin color that they themselves had no say in. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was what led the speech to be delivered with sole purpose of ending racism in the United States. Martin delivered to more than 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. The beginning went further to not only idealize the American dream but a picture of a raging American nightmare of racial injustice. Martin begins with a reference to the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of slaves in 1863, and was supposed initiate the final step of freedom but King progresses to discern that: "one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free". The