Disobedience David Wilde Analysis

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Disobedience is an essential characteristic in this world because without it, no social progress is made. Disobedience can be viewed in a very complex manner because it is in some cases, an unhonorable and disgraceful characteristic, however, Wilde describes disobedience as an honorable attribute for someone to have when social progress is made.. Disobedience should not only be compelled, it should be mandatory. According to Wilde, disobedience is a beneficial characteristic for a person to have, a necessary evil, without it social progression cannot occur. “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue.” This is an appealing quote because disobedience is an unhonorable and disgraceful characteristic, however, Wilde describes disobedience as an honorable attribute for someone to have when social progress is made. Wilde claims “is man's original virtue” as if in order to be a “man” you must fight for what you truly believe in no matter the consequences. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”, which he wrote while incarcerated for leading a protest for the treatment of African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama in which he states, “We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” It was “illegal” to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany. Even so, I am sure that, had I lived in Germany at that time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers.”(MLK) This quote stands out…show more content…
In his quote he says that disobedience is an honorable trait, and that it is “man's original virtue.” it is good and honorable in other cases, such as in Martin Luther King Jrs’ case mentioned before. There are many other cases where it is an unhonorable characteristic. For example, disobeying a rule or guideline that is for the betterment of everyone is an honorable
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