The Rhetoric of Redemption: Kenneth Burke's Redemption Drama and Martin Luther King JR. 'S 'I Have a Dream' Speech / Edition 1

The Rhetoric of Redemption: Kenneth Burke's Redemption Drama and Martin Luther King JR. 'S 'I Have a Dream' Speech / Edition 1

by David A. Bobbitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742529274

ISBN-13: 9780742529274

Pub. Date: 02/20/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech has become an icon of American public culture, its imagery and words profoundly influencing the civil rights debate. In The Rhetoric of Redemption Bobbitt applies Kenneth Burke's theory of guilt-purification-redemption in a close, critical analysis of the speech, developing and examining the implications of Burke's

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Overview

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech has become an icon of American public culture, its imagery and words profoundly influencing the civil rights debate. In The Rhetoric of Redemption Bobbitt applies Kenneth Burke's theory of guilt-purification-redemption in a close, critical analysis of the speech, developing and examining the implications of Burke's redemption drama in contemporary public discourse. He studies the impact of the speech over time, arguing that, while King's speech contains an inspirational vision of national redemption, it does so by omitting the real difficulties of overcoming America's racial divisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742529274
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
02/20/2004
Series:
Communication, Media, and Politics Series
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1 Context and Critical Methodologies Chapter 2 2 Agent and Scene Chapter 3 3 Act: The Redemption of the Audience's Guilt Chapter 4 4 Purification and Redemption Chapter 5 5 Metaphoric Analysis Chapter 6 6 Evaluation of the Theory of Guilt-Purification-Redemption Chapter 7 7 Evaluation of "I Have a Dream" and Its Legacy Chapter 8 8 Conclusion Chapter 9 References Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 About the Author

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