Instead of a pen it is our actions and instead of the ink on paper it's our words. Cesar uses a mixture of Personification, Irony, and Antitheses to prove and justify his point about non violence being the solution to life's problems. Chavez’s uses of Personification such as the use of it within the sentence “ This observance of Dr. King’s death gives us the best possible opportunity to recall the principles with which our struggle has grown and matured.” helps us to better grasp what he is talking about by giving it a human trait that we can relate to. In another sentence Cesar says “ The burdens of generations of poverty and powerlessness lie heavy in the fields of America.” describing the problems we have within every
Civil Disobedience Compare and Contrast Henry Thoreau and Martin Luther King both wrote persuasive discussions that oppose many ideals and make a justification of their cause, being both central to their argument. While the similarity is obvious, the two essays, Civil Disobedience by Thoreau and Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. do have some similarities. King tries persuading white, southern clergymen that segregation is an evil, unfair law that ought to defeat by use of agitation of direct protesting. Thoreau, on the other hand, writes to a broader, non-addressed audience, and focuses more on the state itself. He further accepts it at its current state, in regard to the battle with Mexico and the institution of slavery.
On the other hand, Martin Luther King Jr., having been born into a time of perspicuous inequality and ongoing segregation, served as a roaring voice to the masses of people undergoing oppression because of the people who were set in their ideals and who didn’t open their minds to a different way of thinking. In Machiavelli’s “The Prince” and Martin Luther king Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, the dissimilar beliefs both men possessed and the unforeseen connection between the ideologies of Machiavelli and the essence of Martin Luther King Jr. enables us to acquire a deeper understanding of whom the astounding Machiavellian man Martin Luther King jr. embodied . The distinction between the beliefs of both Machiavelli and Martin Luther King jr. were considerably visible. Machiavelli noted that men in powerful leadership positions have different ways of achieving success and glory and that in attaining it it is necessary “ to get there by various methods; one with caution, another with haste; one by force, another by skill; one by patience, another by its
In the text, “Civil Rights Leaders: Martin Luther King Jr., it states, “King eloquently spelled out his theory of nonviolence: Nonviolent action seeks to create a crisis, so that a community is forced to confront the issue and deal with it.” This piece of text evidence reinforces that Martin Luther King was anguished by the violence that was happening and didn’t want the world to be an unsafe and cruel. As a result, MLK spent his time and efforts, trying to rehabilitate society and make a peaceful world for everyone. He wanted people to be kind and peaceful when it came to standing up for themselves. He wanted there to be nonviolent protests and therefore, was resolute in his belief to end a violent and unkind world. MLK thought that if there is no violence, then people will approach an issue and solve it right away without being aggressive.
The works of Dittmann and Golding imply that people will be more violent in a survival situations that are difficult to exit because they provide the person with an ideology to justify their actions so that they will not be held accountable. In the article “What makes good people do bad things?” the author states that situations can foster evil by “Providing people with an ideology to justify beliefs for actions”(Dittmann) and by making “exiting the situation difficult”(Dittmann). Golding examines these points in his novel through his character Jack, one of the older boys who fills a
One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s quotes was”The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” What Martin Luther King meant by that was that if you are willing to fight against the people that were being racist and harming native Americans instead of just staying back and just watching people die or get really hurt. I feel that was Martin Luther King Jr. was trying to inspire his people through the darkest
In many ways, Whitehead’s novel is a symbol of resistance. He encourages individuals to resist the attempts of the unjust, who wish to erase the diverse nation that history has worked so hard to build. Today, freedom in American is often taken for granted. Taking a look at the struggles faced by those enslaved, therefore, forces individuals to pay close attention to and learn from America’s frightful history. In doing so, modern generations have the ability to work towards building a better world, laid alternatively, on the foundation of equality and acceptance of all, regardless of sex, gender, and
Who is guilty? Who suffered the most? Raising these questions is a key part of the play, especially if we consider Dorfman’s purpose of writing the play itself: to show that “a fragile democracy is strengthened by expressing for all to see the deep dramas and sorrows and hopes that underlie its existence and that it is not by hiding the damage we have inflicted on ourselves that we will avoid its
By illustrating the influence of prejudice on society, Harper Lee challenges the perspectives of society, criticizing the nature of humankind to stereotype and be prejudice towards one another and in doing so, she successfully convinces the author to look beyond the facade society creates and locate the humanity that is concealed within everybody. The text is heartfelt, raw and compelling; a must read for people young AND old. Lee explores a variety
He uses negative connotation to describe the evils of the world, such as “war,” “injustice,” and “suffering.” In the next paragraph, he shows that he believes in “man’s capacity for courage and endurance and sacrifice.” These words are complete opposites from one another and shows his thoughts behind and the bias towards the powers that bring injustice compared to the youth that has the capacity to wipe out these tyrannical powers. These sets of words were purposely put together by Faulkner in order to achieve a sense of writing style similar to a pattern. It is evident in multiple occurrences that Faulkner has a consistent writing style he carries throughout the passage. He uses sets of at least three words to directly compare and contrast what he despises and what he wants the students to work toward. He believes that there is “injustice and rapacity and deception” in the world while the class of graduation students he is speaking to should fight against it with “honesty and truth and compassion.” This kind of writing is used to precisely describe his passionate feelings toward the situation at
Nevertheless, there is a turning point, as he states in his article, "Given the level of violence, one can hardly blame people for keeping their mouths shut, but we must also realize that if we don’t nip bad behavior in the bud, it only grows, creating more intimidation, and the vicious cycle continues". Here Carson agrees that it is ok to be angry and speak out about the issues yet, something should be done to end the dreadful behavior. while rejecting the act of violence, he lists several ways that factor in success regardless of the environment; he picks three reasons from the list and explains how the can bring a