King’s perspective on segregation was that he was against it because he lived through it and he saw what it did to people and. He was a strong believer in non-violent protests. Boycotts, protests and marches were eventually effective, and much legislation was passed against racial discrimination. This letter has impacted people all around the world years later. It has encouraged people in different countries to follow the non-violent path like Dr. King.
Hypocrisy is one of the worst moral crimes someone can commit. Benjamin Banneker's letter to Thomas Jefferson explains that he has committed this crime. He has gone back on his morale of everyone having unalienable rights by letting slavery continue to happen, and Banneker believes he is the prime contender in allowing this crime to happen and that he should be the start and make the move to stop slavery. Banneker explains this to Jefferson in such a way that the letter is both respectful and thoughtful while also being rude due to the use of how he phrases his sentences, that his argument can not be questioned because of his use of ‘Sir’ to show his respect, and his ardent choice of words which are all collectively used to explain how Jefferson is being hypocritical and show him why he should fix this.
This can be seen through the officer’s reasoning when he makes his decisions and the traveler’s disapproval of the apparatus. Throughout the story, the officer appears as a man with values and principles, yet acts with total ignorance of either compassion or sympathy because of the power he holds with the apparatus. The officer does not feel responsible for his immorality and in fact, does not see himself as being immoral. He also does not see the point in telling a prisoner the reason why he is being executed. He proudly informs the traveler: “the principle on which I base my decisions is: guilt is always beyond doubt” (Kafka 199).
For me he was a fearless man as many of us who have read about that time period now that black people had not rights when compared to that of white citizens and had to endure serve brutality. But he didn’t let that discourage him as he believed that man should be judged by the colour of their skin but by their character. I follow agree with this
The government can’t take away what is rightfully yours; the freedom of speech, as stated in the first amendment and Thoreau obviously used that to his greatest and wisest. Thoreau greatly and with heart encouraged the pacifistic protest- because he doesn’t believe in violence and chaos- and also defending civil liberties. Thoreau’s essay although wasn’t really acknowledge at the time, probably due to the outcry of his powerful speech, but it eventually led up to inspiring other inspiring folk’s civil rights
Furthermore, Smith’s mental instability is proven in his confession where he said, “They [the Clutters] never hurt me. Like other people. Like people have all my life. Maybe it’s just that the Clutters were the ones who had to pay for it.” (302.) It can be concluded that Smith’s upbringing and environment curated these hostilities and viewpoints and makes him deserving of life in prison rather than death.
He taught us that everyone is equal and should be treated like that. The Constitution had said that all men were equal, but people, because of their skin, were being treated badly. King inspired people, to stand up for their rights and get the equality they rightfully deserved. Unlike others, he was peaceful, and didn’t want anyone to fight or spill blood over the cause. He tried to tell people how badly they were being treated, because of their differences.
How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (Miller 153). This quote truly demonstrates Proctors character as a whole, as he is willing to be hung for the sake of proving his worth to the court. Specifically, Proctor knows he is truly innocent, and wants to make the courts aware of his innocence. His unwillingness to confess to witchcraft, is because of his personal beliefs regarding reputation.
Everyman must have his own account and make sure that his good deeds are always strong and are kept healthy. God loves us all and we are all his children therefore if we sin we must repent of our sins so that we can be forgiven and in turn will make the road to the grave much easier. The motives of the morality play is to send a message to everyman which is the whole of mankind there is life after death and that man must not be selfish and remember where they came from and where they are going. The things we have here on earth wont get us to heaven and that worldly goods have no value in
Atticus states “...Scout, I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man.” (Lee Page 104) By stating this is shows that Atticus believes he has to defend Tom even though the majority of the town doesn’t agree with this decision. Atticus believes that Tom is innocent and will not let Tom be convicted guilty without letting people hear the truth about what really happened. Through Atticus Finch, Harper Lee was able to display many qualities in the novel such as being ethical, reasonable, and compassionate in beliefs. Atticus is the hero of the story because he possess all these qualities and many more. When facing all of the conflict in the story Atticus stayed ethical, reasonable, and compassionate in his beliefs.
He believed every individual was equal and Atticus felt it was his obligation to represent him to the best of his ability. Atticus took defending Tom so seriously he ended up sitting in front of Tom’s jail cell to make sure no intruders laid a hand on him before the trial. Countless community members might think that Atticus was just doing his job, however numerous people would never be able to take this task on.
Atticus did not only open the kids eyes to how you should not judge someone, but also, to stand up for what you believe in, despite what others might say. When Atticus is presented with the Tom Robinson case, without much thought, he says yes to being his lawyer. He knows the rest of the town will disapprove, but he believes in the innocence of this man and does not care of his complexion. In this moment, Scout and Jem only see how everyone will downgrade them and see them differently. Atticus shows, it does not matter what others think, all that matters is that you support what you believe in.
“One who breaks an unjust law must do it openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I summit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for the law” (King 431). King explains how even though laws are in place for the safety of the people, it does not mean they are always fair, and sometimes in order uphold what is right one must break the law to show society how unreasonable a law may be (431). Those who thought King’s methods were unlawful were wrong, King did break the law, but he did so in a manner that showed he still respected law and order. King was not a criminal for standing up for what he believed is justice, instead he was honorable for trying to show the world how discriminatory the law really
Dr.King influence the government to pass the law that will end segregation and have civil rights no matter the skin color, race, and religion. In my personal opinion Dr.King gave the people a voice, he was a brave man because not many people dare to do what he did, Other examples were Nelson Mandela, Rosa parks, and Malcolm x. I also belive that he will
Huckleberry Finn is taking place where slavery and racism is hugely used and courage. Even though, Huckleberry was not racist himself, he believes in the same rules as the society around encourage. When he has to be put to the test whether what the right thing is at what mind state Huckleberry Finn must decide. Growing up Huckleberry Finn is raised with a wrong heart and only has a mindset for two different types of people: slaves and whites. Huckleberry was now in a different position as he was a younger and now will make a different person with a different Heart a “Sound Heart” Huckleberry was truly loyal to his friend, who also happens to be a slave.