Analysis Of Letter From Birmingham Jail By Martin Luther King Jr.

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The “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr. is about the unfair, brutal, and racist treatment the black community has been receiving from white people. This letter was written when he was arrested after peacefully protesting about segregation and how the black people didn’t agree with the law. In the letter, Martin Luther King Jr.’s feelings are being expressed toward the unfair events and it is an example of a well-written argument. In the letter are three claims pointed from King, it states he has a valid reason for being in Birmingham, the black community has no alternative, but to demonstrate and the need for justice is urgent. Also, it discusses king’s intentions during the civil rights movements. For example, this letter includes Birmingham’s thrive and the struggle the black community went through. …show more content…

All king want is to help the black community get their rights. Also, he feels he has the need to stand up for the black community since no one else is brave enough to speak. Not only that, but he was invited to Birmingham. In the letter it states, “ So I, along with several members of my staff, I'm here because I was invited here, I am here because I have work organizational ties here.” (paragraph 2) this means king is not in Birmingham to just visit friends and family member ,but also he was invited. King develops this claim through the use of ethos when he called clergymen “men of genuine goodwill.” (paragraph 1) It states “Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere.” (paragraph 4) In conclusion, King is not only in Birmingham because he is invited but he feels the need to be there when something bad

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