Muhammad delivered the speech to approximately 4000 Howard university students. He addressed on behalf of the Black power committee of students, courtesy of Nathan Hare; a sociology professor in the university .The main reason for the speech was for Muhammad Ali to declare his fight against racism. He highlighted one instance when servers at a hotel refused to serve him on the basis of his color. He further commented of his refusal to join the US forces and participate in Vietnam War citing religious beliefs.
During his speech to at Howard university, he uttered ,“ No, I am not going 10,000 miles to help murder, kill, and burn other people to simply help continue the domination of white slave masters over dark people the world over. This is the day and age when such evil injustice must come to an end”. Another quote was “My enemy is the white people, not the Viet Cong . . . You're my opposer when I want freedom. You're my opposer when I want justice. You're my opposer when I want equality. You won't even stand up for me in America because of my religious beliefs, and you want me to go somewhere and fight, when you won't even stand up for my religious beliefs at home”
He delivered this speech in the year 1967 which were the early years of his boxing career. He had been dethroned his boxing titles and instead engaged in addressing public forums in colleges and universities.
In this speech Muhammad Ali is assertive about the venom; racism that was practiced in the US. He valued his nationality and color and swore that he would never support the war in Vietnam. The speaker demonstrated awareness of his audience by castigating racism in a consistent manner. In this speech, he had recognized his audience as students and therefore he had changed his tonal variation, unlike in the boxing arena context. The speech becomes enticing when he uses rhetorical questions in his speech to alert the mind of the audience of the subsequent theme.
I would ask him to express why he rejected the US government’s request to join in the Vietnam fight. Moreover, I would also enquire from him about the qualities he adopted to enable him address a multitude of 4000 students without stammering.
Muhammad Ali gave his speech at Kinshasa, Zaire before the famous boxing competition with George Foreman. Muhammad delivered the speech as a strategy to let the African spectators recognize his presence in the Africa land. Muhammad Ali utilized the opportunity to exert his bravery against George Foreman and also convince his fans that he was ready to win the fight.
In his speech to the spectators, he uttered “Just last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, and hospitalized a brick” This speech was tactical as it would send shivers in George Foreman’s spine.
Another memorable utterance was, “For this fight I have wrestled with alligators, I have tussled with a whale, done handcuffed lightning and throw thunder in jail”
The reason as to why these quotes are memorable is because of the metaphorical style of his words thus enhancing the spectators’ mind of the capability of their hero.
The speech was delivered on 30th October in the year 1974.During this time; Ali had celebrated the reinstatement of his titles and dismissal of his case.
The reason as to why I like this speech is because of the metaphorical style of his words thus enhancing the spectators’ mind of the capability of their hero. Moreover, he delivered his speech as a poem thus glued the spectators to the tonal variations of a speech. His speech has a flow of words thus captivating the spectators. Moreover, Ali delivered a short and a precise speech. The speech is just provocative and not abusive thus favorable for the spectators to avoid causing a fight. In a nutshell, the speech creates an anxious mood for the spectators to realize the importance of the championship.
One of the questions I would ask Ali is whether his eloquence during the speech was in tandem with his courage to fight George Foreman or it was a sign of fear. Additionally, I would request him to explain why he used personification and metaphors in every line of his speech.
First, I would give examples of the notable boxers that Muhammad Ali has fought in order to instill confidence to the fans about winning. Moreover, one of the elements of a good speaker is the introductory words to recognize the audience or spectators. I would therefore advise Ali to include this part in his subsequent speeches. The speech has too many metaphors thus contravening the rule simplicity as an element of a good speech. Instead, Ali ought to have blended several metaphors with statements that touched on the loyalty of his loyal supporters. I would urge Muhammad Ali to exercise composure and reduce agitation while speaking to ensure that his speech was audible.
Muhammad Ali delivered his speech in South Africa as a tribute message to the late Nelson Mandela.
“His was a life filled with purpose and hope, hope for himself, his country and the world. He inspired others to reach for what appeared to be impossible and move them to break through the barriers that led them hostage mentally, socially and economically”. Another quote “What I will remember most about Mr. Mandela is that he was a man whose heart, soul and spirit could not be contained or restrained by racial and economic injustices, metal bars or the burden of hate and revenge. He taught us forgiveness on a grand scale. His was a spirit born free, destined to soar above the rainbows”.
He delivered the speech in the year 2013, about 10 years after he retired from his boxing career.
The speech was coherence and filled with unending tributes. The words manifested the character of Mandela during his life on earth. The speech was short and precise and therefore the congregation did not lose the meaning. Moreover the speech applied simplicity of words and thus glued the audience to the objective. During the speech, Muhammad Ali speech had a sequential plot with themes that interdependently reacted to each other.
I would ask him of the emotional connection between him and Mandela that was demonstrated during his speech. Moreover, I would ask him to provide his insights on how he and Mandela shared similar social objectives.
First I would ensure that the speech continued less of the praises about the deceased. Such would ensure that the audience would not be emotionally attracted and lose the content of the speech. Instead, I would blend with creative narratives to interject the emotional attitude. A good speech should realize the targets of the audience. A speech delivered during burials should be short.
Speaker: Martin Luther King Jr.
The reason the speech was delivered was to call for the end discrimination and racism in the America, and it was given in Washington.
The two most memorable quotes in the speech are;
“It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds.” He further quoted “This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South with. With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.”
Martin Luther King delivered this speech on the middle part of his career as a clergyman and human right activist on August 1963.
The thing I like on this speech is that it clearly addresses the plight of the victims of racism. From the onset of the speech, the speaker gives a brief history on the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation was supposed to bring justice to the Negros but to no avail. He continues to narrate the injustice that the blacks in America still face. Finally, he vehemently assured the victims that the justice will soon be done to them. The speaker swears to fight for the constitutional rights of the Negros. Martin Luther king Jr. Expresses vividly that he is not satisfied until he achieves fairness and justice to all the Americans. The ultimate goal is to see that there is freedom at last, and nobody will be discriminated against color or religion.
The question that I will as the speaker is how would ensure the government guaranteed justice
Speaker: “Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King delivered this speech in 10th December 1964 at Oslo Norway during the acceptance of the Nobel peace prize.
Martin in his speech is quoted saying “civilization and violence are antithetical concept.Non violence is not sterile passivity, But a powerful moral force that makes social transformation”. This quote demonstrates how martin saw Civilization as the tool to end discrimination of the blacks. Another quote of Martin that is memorable from this speech is “ I refuse to accept despair’s the final response to the ambiguity history I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river the river of life and unable to handle the unfolding of the event around him”.
The speech on noble acceptance was delivered in 1964 by martin Luther king and at this time it was the middle part of Lathers'' career as an activist. The most interesting part of this speech that makes me like it is the fact that martin Luther King states categorical in his quotes that the fight is not over, and he is determined to go with it until the end.
The question that I would have in mind to martin Luther king is what inspired him to be an activist who was so much determined. The speech can be improved through the use of pathos and logos hence through this win more hearts of the listeners. The more the author appeal to the emotion of the listeners the more he would win their hearts. Martin Luther king is a good orator would enable the message of the speech be effectively delivered to the audience. The time of delivery of this speech was also perfect as more American were experiencing discrimination hence it will have impacted positively on discrimination. Finally, to improve the efficiency of this speech he could have applied the use of simple and clear language so that the message could have been precise and to the point. The clear and precise the message is the more the impact it has on the audience. Through the use of emotional appeal and making, the message precise the more the hearts of the audience will be worn.
Speaker: Martin Luther King Jr.
This speech was delivered in the New York City, in America in Riverside Church, and its aim was to urge the U.S. government to stop spending public funds on Vietnam War and instead to address the real problems facing its citizens.
Two most memorable quotes in the speech are: “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” That time has come for us in relation to Vietnam.” . “Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak.”
This speech was delivered in the year 1967 which was at the end of the career of Martin Luther King Jr.
One important thing about this speech is the boldness of the speaker in addressing the topic. The speaker clearly articulates the issues without fear. He speaks his mind despite others advising against it. Criticizing the American government on her decision to fund the Vietnam War was least expected especially from ordinary citizens. Nobody had the guts to do such a thing publicly. The speaker of this speech says that we must speak because he believes it was time to break the silence. He is convinced that silence is an enemy and betrayal.
The question I will ask Martin Luther King Jr. about this speech is the source of his courage in delivering such a controversial speech.
I will use body language where necessary and use the rhetorical question to emphasize key points. I will also engage the audience through asking questions. Also, this speech needs to be briefed but without missing out the intended message. This speech is a bit authoritative hence needs to make it a suggestive one. Additionally, it will be wise to use humor in delivering such a long speech. The speaker should have prepared the audience in advanced on the subject matter. This speech was delivered in a church, and the audience did not expect it all. Therefore, I will have hinted the audience about the topic to get them aware.
Speaker: Malcolm X
Ideally, the speech on the history of the Blackman was delivered by Malcolm before he departed from the nation of Islam and accepted Truism in Islam. However, most of the views given in the speech do not show any indication of his life.
Some of the most memorable quotes that are derived from the speech include: “You can’t have a king who can’t trace his history back to his forefathers. The only way you can be king is to be born a king.” And the second one states that, “anytime you have to let another man set up a factory for you and you can’t set up a factory for yourself, you are a child. Anytime another man has to open up a business for you and you don’t know how to open a business for yourself and your people, you are a child. Anytime another man sets up schools and you don’t know how to set up your own schools, you are a child.”
The speech was made on December of year 1962, which was at the beginning of his strong era of his career.
First, the views and comments are precise. That is; Malcolm never bit around the bush. The speech has a definite content that addresses the problems as well the facts behind one's historical background. In his speech, Malcolm states depict that one cannot be religious if he or she is not aware of the history. He is precise in addressing and comparing Biblical concepts, which shows mastery of the topic. The Quotes used have a strong have the ability to cause impact to the audience. The introduction, explanatory and conclusive sections of the speech are well elaborate.
One feasible question to ask is whether the understanding of one’s background has any affirmative impact on gaining the desired freedom from discrimination.
First, an improvement on the content of the speech can be advocated. That is; the speech does not include arising matters that influence the speech. In addition, the speech seems to involve the religion so much. It is wrong. Political activists are supposed to leave behind intensive religious activities. The statements are quite lengthy, and they could lose impacts. Therefore, short sentences are essential to drawing the point home. A more detailed introduction and conclusion may be adjusted. This will make the speech more concise. However, speech is well elaborate, and the precise adjustments are just structural.
Speaker: Malcolm X
The speech was delivered in Cleveland, Ohio.
There are numerous memorable quotations made by Malcolm. However, there are two most memorable quotes. First, he states that, “If we have differences, let us differ in the closet but when we come out in front, let us not have anything to argue about until we get finished arguing with a man”. They carry with them a weight message.
The speech was made on 3rd of April, year 1964. This was at the middle of his era.
The speech is precise and straight to the point. In addition, the speaker avoids creating religious tension within the speech. Ideally, he states that he isn’t there to change people’s religion. The message passed shows the strength of the speaker in his intention of the message. The speech also incorporates dates and statistics which are essential in showing mastery of the topic discussed. The introduction and conclusion of the speeches are comprehensive.
The most feasible question to ask the speaker is whether the impact of the campaign for ballots is worth the consequence.
The information phrased by the speaker, Malcolm, is dangerously exposed. That is; it is directly provocative to the relevant authorities. A mere alteration of some words would be required. This is essential ensuring that the meaning is maintained but requires the deeper intercession. More information concerning the reasons and advantages of the proposed balloting should be incorporated. The idea behind the speech is very relevant. Therefore, the speech should use terms that are not probability oriented. However, they should use terms that indicate confidence in the content relayed. The conclusion that is based on Lyndon should be more intensive message wise. The speech will gain vigor and attention.
Speaker: Malcolm X
The speech was delivered by Malcolm X in New York after there was a terrible bombing. He intended to indicate his range in his fight for the minorities (the blacks).
The speech has two most memorable quotes. First there is a statement stipulating, “They take one little word out of what you say, ignore the rest and then begin to magnify it all over the world to make you look like what you aren’t.” Secondly, there is a quotation that states, “This is good to study because you see what makes him react. Nothing makes him react. Nothing forgiving makes him react. The only time he reacts is when he knows you can hurt him. When you let him know you can hurt him, he has to think two or three times before he tries to hurt you.”
The speech was delivered on 14th February, year 1965. This was in the end his era of career before he was assassinated.
The speech indicates the extent of courage and determination in the speaker. This is illustrated by the introduction given Malcolm X. The speech is detailed and has the advantage of dates. This is indicated in the structure of the speech body. The speech is also well supported by global approvals. The information is essential since it shows that the historical concept of the problem of minority being oppressed. The information on the speech is fully comprehensive.
The most feasible question in this case is why the speaker thinks about the possible time to achieve the dreams and petitions commented on in the speech.
A humiliated individual has delivered a speech. However, some of the statements made are likely to cause unnecessary tension. For instance, the word enemies on the introduction should be alleviated. The speech does not have the comprehensible flow. Some of the statements that are left hanging are supposed to be completed to derive the meaning. A lengthy introduction of the introduction and conclusion are essential in giving the speech a reliable structure. The speech is also repetitive of the historical events that faced him. Information on the bombing should be detailed in the speech. That is; emotional attachment in the speech is supposed to be eliminated. This can only be carried out through an organized framework. Ideally, adjustments on the body part of the speech require minimal rectifications.
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