Here, Martin Luther King Jr. is inferring that violence is not necessary to convey a message or fight for what one believes, and that attaining justice isn 't limited to the act of violence. King does not believe in using violence to fight violence and uses ethos to appeal to the audience: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly" (King 65). This is similar to the saying that two wrongs don 't make a right. King is acknowledging that being violent to respond to violence is only going to cause more chaos which in terms is not right; he is thinking about consequence. Malcolm X 's speech is fueled with anger and rage.
Paine also states that the colonists should end it all with perseverance and pride so we don't look like cowards. “ by perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue” (Paine, paragraph 13). If they go out there and fight they will have a chance of winning their freedom rather than just letting the British rule over them. Many colonists would have thought that fighting for their liberty would have been supported by their god so they wouldn't feel guilty for going through with the act. Using pathos influenced the colonists because if you use common beliefs and morals, it tells the public you will be on their side and you know how to win this
As stated in the text “Our people made that choice the choice to go to sameness”. (Lois Lowry pg 95) This proves that the society changed to sameness. He told him how differences and emotions played a role in the creation of a war. The people of the community do not miss the freedom of choice because they have not yet experienced it so if they do experience this freedom they can make wrong decisions and lead to deaths, war and lies. In this society there is sameness so there is no love as well as sadness so the people
Peacefully protesting, completely avoiding violence, and accepting punishments, were all reasons these leaders’ movements could be considered successful today. Peacefully protesting for their rights, the leaders of these well-known movements decided to lead their campaigns in a friendly and non-violent manner. By following this tactic, they believed, would
Hooper upheld the sins for the entire community and felt it would be seen as an ethical fluctuation by wearing the veil. He does not give specific reason into why he refuses to remove the veil but imagery used in the parable convinces readers that Hooper has beliefs that he is some kind of
I believe that the owners of professional sports teams should not require their players to stand for the National Anthem, but rather that NFL players should be allowed to take a knee or unite arms because this medium of protest is safer than others. These protests are bound to happen either way because of the social forum integrated into the U.S. that encourages the diffusion of these certain mindsets. Recently, there was a protest in Saint Louis regarding the acquittal of Jason Stockley who shot unarmed Anthony Lamar Smith. In the protest, objects, including bricks and broken clay pots, were thrown and resulted in the injury of police officers. Both of these protests plead the same argument, yet the way they are protested lead to totally different
According to James Farmer Jr’s closing comments about unjust laws, it is necessary for citizens to protest against unfair laws because laws are intended to be for protection, instead of making people live in fear and laws should be for everyone. An example of why James Farmer Jr thinks laws are meant to protect people is, “My teammates and I saw a man strung up by his neck and set on fire… but the law did nothing.” This quote explains that laws in Texas do not protect people, but are making people afraid because the law does nothing to stop people from getting hurt by others. Another example on why it is necessary to protest against unfair laws is, “Were his children waiting up for him? … Negroes are denied housing, turned away from schools, hospitals.” The quote states that laws are meant to be not only for whites , but everyone should be included. Everyone is human and should be treated equally with laws because everyone wants the best for their family which includes going to the best schools and hospitals.
In the writing Allen had use a tone of general public to show that flag burning is something legal because of what flag stand for.When Allen says, “ The flag stands for free expression of ideas no matter how distasteful”(65-66)we are the people of America, under the flag we have the right to to speech, to think and to act the way we wanted to. when he says, “Let the controversy rage”(83-84) it let the people know that flag burning is just a simple case and a sample thing. it is just like you prank a stranger at the park. Allen is using simple and clear words to tell the community that we all have the right to speak; no matter who you are and what you are
We have been through a lot and we continue to go through different things. The different things that we continue to go through, in my opinion, continues to put more and more meaning behind the American flags and our beliefs as Americans. When people do anything bad to the flag, it’s like they don’t even want to be an American or they aren’t proud to be an American. In the article, ACLU: Lafayette ‘flag desecration’ Arrest unconstitutional, I found this quote “Police said video from another surveillance camera showed the same man tearing up another flag in front of a business”. In another article, Judge: man won’t be prosecuted for flag ‘desecration’, I found this quote “Allegheny Township police charged Brubaker with two flag desecration crimes.
When Wistan stated, “‘I’ll not leave him to the crows...lay him down in this pit, beside the creature he so long defended,’” it showed imagery. You could tell he didn’t want to be cruel and allow Sir Gawain 's body to be ravaged by wildlife. Ishiguro used descriptive words so that the reader could visualize what was happening. Wistan is rational about his decisions, which shows his capability of holding in
Ali became one of the most hated people in the United States of America for protesting going to Vietnam. He was called to the courts to have the issue solved. Many people were surprised and upset that he did not want to fight for the country he was born, but the people did not have a real clue of why Ali was protesting the Vietnam War. Colin Kaepernick, with all of the recent killings of African-Americans in the United States, decided to sit during the National Anthem. He did this for the first two preseason games unnoticed.
He wanted to urge Americans to continue to respond not with the hatred as the killer did, but with generosity. He wanted to remove the symbol associated with violent acts. With this said, Obama’s main purpose of giving this eulogy was to pay tribute to the victims, make a call to action for continued racial progress, and unite a community after a hate crime. President Obama
King’s uses pronouns consciously in his letter to both distance himself from his critics and include himself with the rest of America. King addresses his main critics, law enforcement across America, by writing “they have used the moral means of nonviolence to maintain the immoral end of flagrant racial injustice” (King 3). King describes how the police are immoral in there protection of segregation. King also uses the pronoun ‘they’ to distance himself from his critics. By dissociating himself from the police, King implies he is moral rather than immoral, convincing King’s audience protest is justified against immoral people and social equality is moral rather than immoral.
Martin Luther King Junior was able to prove that words can be powerful and that not all demonstrations had to be violent. When it came to unjust laws, King proclaimed that people were morally obligated to see those laws and practices eradicated with whatever nonviolent method of protest they deemed necessary. The emotional strength of the letter is one reason behind its success as his message is clear and
Is it possible to take offense to something as simple as a team name? The Washington Redskins were originally known as the Boston Braves. When the team moved to the nation’s capital the name was changed to honor the first head coach who identified as a Sioux Indian (Leiby). Many Native Americans find the use of this name offensive and even racist while others are flattered by the mentioning of their ancestry. Over the past several decades there have been many protestors against the use of this term for the NFL team in Washington D.C.