The Awesome Speech
Honestly I had never read or paid much attention to the Martin Luther King Jr. speech called, “I Have a Dream” until I read it for the first time. For this I must say, I was shocked when I read it the first time. Likewise, my opinion about the speech changed when I read it the second time.
When I read the speech, for the first time, I did not like the speech and I wondered why. I came up with too emotional, seemed as if he was crying while speaking, and wined too much about equality. Sitting in my chair confused, I decided to read it again; but slower and marking the main idea for each paragraph I read. Therefore, I read the speech again; and to my surprise I liked the speech. I thought it was the most awesome speech ever. I agreed with King’s beliefs in many aspects. For example, how he claimed that the government was not following one of the Constitution’s promises, that all men would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I liked the emotional way he said the speech because it gave the speech power. Also, how he described all the suffering African Americans were tolerating in their communities. This made African Americans want change and Americans feel ashamed and want change. Especially the parts were he said he had a dream, of a United States with racial equality, which made African Americans want the change even more and look forward to the dream of Martin Luther King Jr.
In conclusion, I had always looked at the Martin Luther King Jr. speech, “I have a Dream” as just another boring speech. Now that I have read it, I understand the injustice of that time and the power a speech can have to change a country.