Esprit Rock

In Martin Luther Kings Jr’s introduction of “Why We Can’t Wait” he was setting out to arouse the emotions of the reader by showing them the sad reality of the almost inhuman black situation during this time period

In Martin Luther Kings Jr’s introduction of “Why We Can’t Wait” he was setting out to arouse the emotions of the reader by showing them the sad reality of the almost inhuman black situation during this time period. His main, rhetorical purpose is to arouse pity in his reader by revealing the “cold facts” that no one took notice of. MLK achieves this goal through his use of diction and detail. His persuasive narrative is used in a style that is appealing to the reader.In this excerpt he tells the story of a young boy and a girl in trying situations and persuades his audience to feel sorry for them.