Decision at Alesia - Handout E

Nömen mihi est: __________________

Comparing King and Caesar

1.) Both King in I Have a Dream and Caesar in his Critognatus speech share repetition as a common technique. You
have already seen this in Caesar's speech, but what about King? What language and ideas does King repeat in I
Have a Dream?
Give at least three examples.

2.) Compare the use of the "appeal" in both King and Caesar. To what does King appeal in order to persuade his
listeners? What about Critognatus? How are these appeals similar or different?

3.) Do the speeches by King and Critognatus share any common theme? Explain.