Comparison between George Orwell and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Literature

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After reading pieces of literature from both George Orwell and Martin Luther King, the pieces of literature were wrote about thirteen years apart therefore they used very different methods, perspectives, and purposes.. Martin Luther King uses allusions and a variety of indirect insults where he states nation flaws but does not direct them towards someone directly. Orwell uses more themes, morality plays, myths and metaphors. As Kings purpose is to inform the audience that they are aware of the injustice going on, and Orwell is entertaining the audience with such interesting and rare short nolvels. In the well known speech “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King, he used plenty of allusions when he refers back to the common phrases such as “Five score years ago”, “One hundred year ago” refer to the past. He mentions a part from the constitution where all men should be created equal he implied it by saying “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal”. In the quote he states how all men are suppose to be treated equal but black man aren’t being treated equal because of their skin color. Martin Luther King also brings up God when he states “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children” He is making it an allusion by bring up God and stating that that is what God would want. That the children would want to be recognized as equal because that’s how God made them, no matter the color of their skin they are all equal. On the other hand, George Orwell uses a lot more themes such as imperlisim and conqueror or conquering. These two themes are shown in the writing “Shooting An Elephant” in where he wants to fit in to a society where the only way to conquer that is to shoot an insane elephant that escaped, as much as he didn’t want to do it due his values and morals he did it to look good in front of the village and the...
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