Antigone And Unjust Law

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Antigone are very different people and they have quite similar aspirations. Antigone and Martin Luther King Jr. had ambitions of fighting injustice, and they tried to achieve them by standing up for what they believe in. Antigone uses more of her religious views to help her case, while Martin Luther King Jr. uses more logic and allusions to help his case. Antigone and Martin Luther King Jr. speeches use great words to help justify their beliefs; however, because of their different time periods, they use different types of references to help them obtain their goals. Martin Luther King Jr. uses references towards historical and political figures to show his stance on the United States Government during his time. In a nut shell, Martin Luther King Jr. is describing his beliefs in just and unjust laws in his writing. An unjust law, as stated by Martin Luther King Jr., is “one that is a mode that is out of harmony with the moral law.” St. Augustine said, “An unjust law is not a law at all.” Martin Luther King Jr. uses this quote to justify his case and to establish credibility within his argument in how he backs up his beliefs with that of St. Augustine on an unjust law. He stands up behind St. Thomas. Martin Luther King Jr. was always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind
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