Thoreau And Martin Luther King Analysis

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All good people in a modernized, functional world would deserve justice. Yet, despite this fundamental, governments worldwide have shut down amazing fights and causes with legislation designed to oppress. History is running over with hard times, cruel fights, and devastating wars over this argument, so why is it seemingly impossible to implement a system in our worlds that would let strong fights for fairness stand a chance? At their own times and by their own methods, Henry Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr. asked this same question. Both parties agree that equity is an imperative quality in a working society, and brilliantly took to their opposers to push that it was the people’s responsibility to act against cruelty in government. On the…show more content…
However, in the fight for universal justice, these men needed people to truly agree with their ideas rather than know the personal accounts that led to each man’s beliefs, alling for a persuasivve essay; the only method that would allow for a platform to relate experiences to and and all readers, thus giving the ultimate stage for acceptance. As Thoreau argues to wander from the majority and King encourages acting out in the face of injustice, their genres cross at persuasion. From here, each essay is formatted the same. Thoreau in Civil Disobedience overshadows his personal experiences in prison with the reasons why he was sent there--the protest, the need for it, and the perspective that his jail time was only a small price for an ultimate gift: the end to malpractices in legislation. King in the Letter from Birmingham Jail does open with a direct address to his competition, but even with references to these men, his own family, and his own first and second hand accounts, the letter is clearly a plea to join the fight for civil rights as he discusses the reasoning for his massive movement, the need for national attention, and potential changes yet to be made and courses to reach them. Rather than leaving novels as their legacies, Thoreau and King left thought and struggle--much more memorable contributions that led to their changing the world and the everlasting mark just their names leave on people of all worlds and
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