The Rhetoric of Redemption: Kenneth Burke's Redemption Drama and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' Speech (Communication, Media, and Politics

The Rhetoric of Redemption: Kenneth Burke's Redemption Drama and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' Speech (Communication, Media, and Politics

By: David A. Bobbitt (author)Paperback

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The Rhetoric of Redemption applies Kenneth Burke's theory of guilt-purification-redemption in a close, critical analysis of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech, developing and examining the implications of Burke's redemption drama in contemporary public discourse. Bobbitt 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.

About Author

David A. Bobbitt is associate professor of communication at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia.

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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742529281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 156
  • ID: 9780742529281
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 0742529282

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