Both Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, “I Have a Dream” and Obama’s, “Yes, We Can!” speeches have an underlining theme. Both are calls for action. In both speeches, the main goal is to create unity toward a single purpose. In the speeches, the goals differ. For example, the call to action in King’s speech is to end racial segregation in the south. However, both speeches aim to unit a country, to inspire action, and to create change.
Whether or not either speaker was successful in the speeches is a matter of opinion. However, to find your answer, you might look at the outcomes following both speeches. For example, did change occur following Dr. King’s speech? If so, provide some specific examples of this change.
To summarize, both speeches are a call to action. Both speeches aim at inspiring, and unifying a divided country.