Dr. Martin Luther King Call To Adventure Analysis

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In this day and age, the issue of racism is vastly different when comparing it to the affair from times past. The reason behind this is not because whites spontaneously changed views in the sense that African-American people should in fact not be discriminated and be treated like second class citizens. Instead it is because there are heroes amongst us. There are heroes of all sorts such as catalyst heroes, tragic heroes, willing heroes etc., yet they all have something in common. That commonality is that they are admired for his/her courageous deeds and for being the one who steps up and sets a remarkable and life changing revolution. Some heroes might have set greater standards than others, and an example of whom, is Dr. Martin Luther King…show more content…
He wanted to end segregation because it was unnecessary and inhumane. He found that being discriminated because of skin color was an invalid reason to treat African-Americans harshly. “As a Christian minister, his main influence was Jesus Christ and the Christian gospels, which he would almost always quote in his religious meetings, speeches at church, and in public discourses. King's faith was strongly based in Jesus' commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself, loving God above all, and loving your enemies, praying for them and blessing them” (King Institute). Odysseus’s call to adventure was similar yet different to Martin Luther King’s. The similarity was that they both were striving towards something they intensely desired. The dissimilarity between the two was that Odysseus had experienced what it was like to be with his wife and son, whereas King had never experienced true happiness and…show more content…
Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid. King lived the life of the dead, there was nothing to look forward to. This is like Odysseus because he was extremely depressed and when trapped by Calypso, had nothing to look forward to as well. King was arrested over twenty times for his protests against racial discrimination. He received many life threatening phone calls and his house was bombed and then set on fire. Happening at the wrong time, this could have severely injured if not killed King’s wife and children. J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBI agency claimed that King had to be the “most notorious liar in the country.” King was stabbed by an African-American woman while he was signing his newly released book. Since King’s plan for civil rights was put into action, the Ku Klux Klan activity of burning crosses became more common. King’s major challenge lasted the first 25 years of his life. This was when he was hated because of his physical appearance and was expected to just cope with the ludicrous scenario as if there was nothing to do about
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