He even goes as far to “declare war with the State…” because “[he does] not care the course of [his] dollar... till it buys a man, or a musket to shoot one with.” (Thoreau 1869). When he was bailed out of jail he “saw to what extent the people among whom [he] lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends” (Thoreau 1868) and was disappointed that they did not endeavor to cause political change. He asks the public to consider whether they “shall be content to obey them, or shall endeavor to amend them, and obey them until they have succeeded, or shall they transgress them at once” because “unjust laws exist” and it is the individuals duty to protest them (Thoreau
Essay #2: Argumentative Analysis Martin Luther King Jr. introduced a very controversial argument about why he believed that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”(264). In “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” King stated that justice is never given by the oppressor and the reason why his protests were very relevant and wise was because the issues needed to be addressed right then and not later. Moving along throughout his entire letter his primary thesis seemed to be that if the people wanted to be free from racial injustice they needed to participate in nonviolent protests. Given his setting and atmosphere, MLK did an extremely impressive job of using kairos and other rhetorical techniques in his piece. His argument was definitely
He writes a letter to confess what evil he does when “he was Hyde.” Moreover, he does not want to talk about more about Hyde’s malignant behavior on the testament, it also explains as Jekyll he does not want to mention Hyde too much. However, actually Hyde is the other type of himself. As Jekyll, he is a nice person, he try to remedy Hyde’s mistake, but as the time goes on, Jekyll finds that he can not control Hyde anymore. It is one aspect to support both good and evil can reflect in one person. Moreover, “Will Hyde die upon the scaffold?
Many people presume that Malcolm hated and threatened Caucasian Americans constantly when advocating every African American should go out and arm themselves, form militias of their own. In an interview, however he defines himself stating "No, I said this: That in areas of this country where the government has proven its--either its inability or its unwillingness to protect the lives and property of our people, then it’s only fair to expect us to do whatever is necessary to protect ourselves". He later goes on and says he respects government and laws as well as " I’m not advocating the breaking of any laws. But I say that our people will never be respected as human beings until we react as other normal, intelligent human beings do. And this country came into existence by people who were tired of tyranny and oppression and exploitation and the brutality that was being inflicted upon them by powers higher than they, and I think that it is only fair to expect us, sooner or later, to do likewise."
Martin Luther King Jr once stated, “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” in his Letter from Birmingham Jail in 1963. He was invoking the principle of civil disobedience. He wasn't justifying breaking laws just because, but instead, meant that you break the law and accept your punishment, in hopes that people will come to see that the law is unethical. Civil disobedience plays an important role in how our society has been shaped up until this point. It is out of the selfless act of heroes and heroines of civil disobedience such as Mahatma Gandhi that the society is enjoying the fruits today.
He describes it as a broken promise because the clergymen keep promising to change the unjust laws although, nothing has been changed. Which leads the black community to protest against the government. The clergymen give the impression that they will help if they simply end the protests. Although, if they stop the protests, the clergymen will simply forget to help and avoid the situation. Which means that the black community must fight for what they truly believe is
Government officials agreed with the Espionage and Seditions Acts. The Acts were passed so that people could not say any statements that could interfere with the success of winning the war. People in the United States wanted to win the war, so they were willing to give up some of their rights. In 1918, Charles T. Schenck was convicted because he violated the Espionage Act. The Supreme Court said that “When a nation is at war many things which might be said in time of peace are such a hindrance to its efforts that their utterance will not be endured as long as men fight.” They upheld his conviction and sent him to prison.
Ty’ Keylah White Ms. Edwina Mosby English Composition I October 31, 2017 Rhetorical Analysis: Letter from Birmingham Jail Summary/Assessment: In his Letter from Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is responding to a few white religious leaders who stated that his nonviolent reveal against segregation was “unwise and untimely” (1). Dr. King had to be really upset at the clergymen because he rarely acknowledges criticism of his work. He states that since they brought up “outsiders coming in”, meaning that they went to the city of Birmingham to start a conflict. He argues his equality to be there like anyone else speaking on the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia but run through every Southern state. Dr. King says “anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered outsiders” (4).
King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. With a tone remains polite, respectful, even almost apologetic, and friendly, this letter was written in response to a claim made by eight white clergymen criticizing the actions and ideas of Dr. King and his group as unwise and wrong. According to S. Jonathan Bass argued, “the letter served as a tangible, reproducible account of the long road to freedom in a movement that was largely centered around actions and spoken words” (Bass). Beginning the letter with a greeting sentence “My dear fellow clergymen”, Dr. King explains the reasons his presence as well as his uses of nonviolence and direct action in Birmingham. When King says: “I am here because I was invited here.
I fear that the police is going to become the new KKK.In the article of Jim Crow Policing Bob Hebert stated,”People who object to the harassment are often threatened with arrest for disorderly conduct”.In other words Bob is saying no matter the police can harass you and you can 't do anything about it which is unfair.The Jim Crow Policing article in paragraph nine basically summarize how police would stop people of color because they dressed like a gangster or dressed like they are suspicious of doing something.The police also stop people of color by the way they move shifty.I hate the fact how the police are basically judging us by the way we dress and walk. The police just know they can get away with anything especially harassing innocent people of color for no good
In the book bystander by James Preller I believe a very prominent theme is ignoring the situation even if it doesn 't affect you is not the right thing to do. In chapter 18 of the book, the very wise Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is quoted "In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends". This quote can be strongly associated with the theme of the book. What does "means in the simplest terms, is that it is far more important to us, the people who look at as friends defend us, then the petty insults of our enemies. The theme of this book, is that if there is a situation where you can say or do something to help, do it, because that is farm foreign than the pain that a bully can bring us.
If Atticus let the mob take away Tom to hang him, Tom wouldn’t have a trial. That wouldn’t be fair for Tom because he couldn’t prove himself innocent. Atticus stood up for fair treatment by protecting Tom from the lynch mob. Another example of Atticus taking a stand for equality is on page 261 and is when Atticus is questioning Tom. Atticus was standing up for equality because he was treating Tom with respect while others were not.
Martin Luther King’s message “A Letter From A Birmingham Jail,” it rebuttals the empty statements made by the eight Alabama clergymen. In the clergymen’s letter, they try to show their support by mentioning how they know what is best for the citizens, and they are trying their hardest to resolve these problems. However, they fail to give evidence in saying that King’s methods were “untimely and unwise”, and they failed to prove their support against segregation. King wrote this letter during his serving time in jail, in response to the clergymen that said that his action were “unwise and untimely.” This letter raised national awareness to the Civil Rights Movements, it motioned the will power to gain proper rights after three hundred and forty