Last Nights Dream, Making Today
Though it has been 40 years since that unforgettable and most articulated
speech given by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, he still holds to be a
momentous staple in the 60's civil rights movement in the United States.
Whether the "I Have a Dream" speech was just a metaphor or truly a dream,
either way you look at it, there is much to revel in.
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream. He spoke of the equlity of
man and the human race, making this outstanding piece that would sum the
speech as a whole.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where
they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their
He used different rhetorical devices and metaphors to help
bring emotions that King was trying to stimulate and arouse his audience. This
helped him influence his listeners towards achieving equality for all and
changing what was happening in the present in hopes that history would not
Some feel that his initial dream has been accomplished, though it all
depends on who you ask. His speech for me still rings true to this day as I feel
there is a barrier still to be overcome. The idea itself is one of beauty, potentially
bringing harmony and peace to
this racially divided country, but is it truly attainable to the extent he had once
envisioned? It has been years in the making and we now have developed laws
and statutes to aid in the cause.
It is my belief that it is an ever present dispute of the unconscious mind
in all americans that is rarely ever openly addressed. Wheter one would admit it
or not, there are and always will be discrepencies of true inequality. I feel that
there have been significant changes since the initial address King made, but
absolute equality from 100% of americans, I feel, has yet to be achieved. I
could not even begin to find a sure...