Equality And Justice Essay

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“An unjust law is no law at all” stated by the civil rights activist, extremist, Martin Luther King Jr. If that being the case, then why is it looked down upon to be the individual to create change resulting in equality for all? Equality is not only for oneself, but the rest of society as well. Martin Luther King Jr’s Letter From Birmingham Jail, Earl Lovelace’s Wine of Astonishment, and chapters in Michael J. Sandel’s Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do have all encompassed the topic justice. Each text has exemplified individuals and their journey of standing up, defeating, and running into injustices for the betterment of their community. To be specific, the character Bolo, in the novel Wine of Astonishment, started as the “hero” standing…show more content…
and Bolo both went on a journey as the justice making heros they were, to create equality amongst the injustices of their communities. Justice can be obtained in many ways from violence to nonviolence and can bring a community together or break it apart. The Letter from Birmingham Jail highlights how he fought for the justice and equality of his own people and his actions, are still acknowledged today. This proves the impact he had on his community and society. In Wine of Astonishment, Bolo put the community of Trinidad before himself whether he noticed it or not, and same with the people who turned against him; he finally got justice at his funeral. Bolo was respected by his fellow town members When people at the funeral acknowledged the good he did do for them, they started to realize his ways of acting out were for the greater good of the people, he left them with his accomplishment of getting the church back. Whether or not the people fully understood and appreciated his ways, they still did not go unnoticed; Bolo was a hero, warrior, and justice creator despite some of unjust
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