Discipline And Punish, Thoreau's Civil Disobedience,

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After reading multiple works in my current prison literature class, I cannot help but to form questions and theories in regards to the literature we have read. After researching and studying the following pieces of literature: Focault’s Discipline and Punish, Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience, MLK’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, and the Angela Davis Autobiography, I have discovered ideas and questions that go beyond the pages. These pieces of literature are not only accounts, but ideas. These ideas are the spark and evidence to social change. The spark and the evidence help create protest. With protest comes forms of creativity such as protest songs. Topic- (How does the music industry over the past 50 years react to discrimination and protest?).…show more content…
He is currently imprisoned while writing this piece of literature. MLK writes about how he was imprisoned due to peaceful protest, however, the protest was in his constitutional right. Martin Luther King reacts to injustice by stating, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly”(King 1). He also declares his platform and his dream, “Over the past few year I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. So I have tried to make it clear that it is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends. But now I must affirm that it is just as wrong, or even more, to use moral means to preserve immoral ends” (King 6). Hand in hand with his letter, the rock band Queen composed a song about Martin Luther King. They take a reflective stance, in regards to remembering and honoring Martin Luther King Jr. In the song, Freddie Mercury address Martin Luther King’s dream by stating, “I had a dream when I was young, A dream of sweet
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