Malcolm X Speech Critique

Malcolm X Speech Critique

Britt Wright
George Mason University

Speech URL: http://www.malcolm-x.org/speeches/spc_021465.htm

Outline:
By Any Means Necessary
* Context of Malcolm X's By Any Means
+ Malcolm's experience in Mecca has changed his perception
+ Audience was extremely receptive considering the events that transpired the night before
+ He spoke informally because he found it more effective

* Malcolm makes a convincing argument
+ His description of his house being bombed captive the audience (Pathos)
o He displayed his dedication and faithfulness had grasp the audience
+ Describes his visit and speaking engagements over seas and the state of colors
o ...

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Secrets about Elijah Muhammad encourage he learn more and expand
+ Establish the Organization of Afro American Unity
+ Repeats he is not a racist
* Malcolm X's speech was successful
+ Organized and Personable
o Knew what he was going to talk about
o He was informal
+ Describe experience and how it caused changed
o Reach out beyond the USA
o Form a Brotherhood
o Don't be judgmental


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Introduction

This past Sunday marked the 45 anniversary of Malcolm X's famous "By Any Means Necessary" speech he made after his pilgrimage to Mecca. Why has "By Any Means Necessary" been looked at as Malcolm x's greatest work?

The year was 1925 and a young man was born that would change the way Civil Rights are looked at forever. Malcolm Little was the son of a Baptist Minister who was a follower of Marcus Garvey. Garvey strategy for African American was to pack up and head back to Africa. He and his family originally are from Nebraska but moved ...

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fight back. After visiting Mecca Malcolm had seen blacks and whites pray together and his mindset changed. Shortly after arriving back to the states he was murdered. Prior to his pilgrimage to Mecca, Malcolm X found that the Black Community was divided. The division of the community set a national stage for an rivalry that still is being debated today.

Can an audience of accept the new outlook of Malcolm X's mindset that was inspired by his visit to the Eastern Hemisphere and findings in the Black Muslim?

The Context of Malcolm X's By Any Means Necessary

I will be examining his speech "By Any Means Necessary" through the rhetoric criticism of Neo-Aristotelian lens. The speech ...

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Added: 4/10/2012 03:28:09 PM
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