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ENG3UI-01 Mrs. Hardie December 16, 2013. Bradley Baetz Francis Duong. Propaganda. Demosthenes and Locke vs. Adolf Hitler and Martin Luther King Jr. Introduction. Propaganda: What is it? In what forms can it be used?. Who?. Demosthenes vs. Hitler Locke vs. Martin Luther King Jr.

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ENG3UI-01Mrs. HardieDecember 16, 2013.

Bradley Baetz

Francis Duong


Demosthenes and Locke


Adolf Hitler and Martin Luther King Jr.



  • What is it?

  • In what forms can it be used?


Demosthenes vs. Hitler

Locke vs. Martin Luther King Jr.


  • Anti-Russian writer

  • Wants a war

  • Quickly becomes famous

  • Persuades using fear

Adolf hitler
Adolf Hitler

  • Used his public speaking skills to gain power

  • Ambitious in his quest for power

  • Used people’s fears against them

  • Very manipulative


  • Writing in order to obtain world peace

  • Respected amongst smart citizens

  • Wants to become leader of the world

  • Wants the Warsaw Pact to form

  • Power-hungry

Martin luther king jr
Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Wanted equal rights for African Americans

  • Gave influential speeches

  • Role model for African Americans

  • Impacted a nation

Comparing demosthenes and adolf hitler
Comparing Demosthenes and Adolf Hitler

Valentine on Hitler

  • “But mostly he got to power on words, on the right words at the right time” (Card 131)

    Major Imbu on Demosthenes

  • “I know Demosthenes is dangerous, in part because he or she has such a wide following” (Card 228)

    Dr. Joseph Goebbels on Hitler’s speaking ability.

  • “He knows the secret corners and aspects of the mass soul and knows how to reach and touch them.”

Comparing locke and martin luther king jr
Comparing Locke and Martin Luther King Jr.

Peter on world peace

  • “I want to save mankind from self-destruction” (Card 132)

    Peter on how he can change the world

  • “Right now is the time when I can shape events. The world is always a democracy in times of flux, and the man with the best voice will win” (Card 130)

    Martin Luther King Jr. in his speech

  • “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”

Further comparison
Further Comparison

Demosthenes and Hitler

  • Used words to gain followers and for manipulation

  • Knew people’s fears

  • Forced others to change opinions

Further comparison1
Further Comparison

Locke and Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Used positive steps in order to gain peace

  • Led people to understand their views

  • Eventually gained respect

Propaganda use between demosthenes and locke
Propaganda use Between Demosthenes and Locke

  • Used advanced writing skills as propaganda

  • Attended private meetings and events

  • Convinced the world through their opinions

Martin luther king jr propaganda
Martin Luther King Jr. Propaganda


  • Speeches

  • Posters

Hitler s use of propaganda
Hitler’s Use of Propaganda

  • Videos

  • Posters

  • Speeches

  • Schools


  • Propaganda is used in many ways

  • Ultimately used to impact people

  • Very influential in history

  • The small role it played in Enders Game and in history had a lasting impact.


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