We try to compare “Beyond VietNam” by Martin Luther King and “Speech on VietNam” by President Johnson.
You are writing from the position of knowledge from 1967; therefore, your position should be the THIRD PERSON, as well as from that time period (after these speeches).
Consider the following questions as you develop your position:
What sorts of rhetorical strategies did Johnson and King use to make their argument (logos, pathos, ethos)?
How does Johnson explain the necessity of America’s involvement in Vietnam?
What is Johnson’s position on Vietnam as a country and why is it necessary for America to “fix” it?
How does King view the problems at home (in America) versus the problems in Vietnam?
Does King believe the Vietnamese have the right to follow communism? Why?