He sets up his argument by saying that there are specific steps to take during a nonviolent campaign. He then elaborates on what he did to accomplish these steps. He justified his actions by saying, “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such a creative tension that a community that has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue”(266). He also refuted how the clergymen told him his actions were untimely by stating that, “This “wait” has almost always meant “never””(267). He even discredits the clergymen even more by saying “it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say wait.” MLK’s ultimate claim is that the church is to blame for these happenings and “the judgement of God is upon the Church as never before”(276).
Martin King 's “A Letter From A Birmingham Jail” is a sophisticated argument that gets to the point, but also gets deep and emotional. Unlike Swift, King uses ethos, pathos, and logos to get into the personal level of his audience. While pointing out his valid ideas and arguments with reason. With getting on the personal level King explained to the peoples on his view of what was right and unjust. I believe King’s letter had a stronger argument than Swifts because King knew what his ultimate goal was.
In the articles I have read about Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X I have noticed these men have very different styles on how they want to help with segregation. Malcolm was about self defence and to fight back. But Martin Luther King Jr was all about no violence and not fighting back. He believed that the best way to protest was to have a silent protest. This was when people would either go to diners or any public places and they wouldn’t get food, but they would sit on the bench and they wouldn't fight.
In the end, Martin Luther King Jr. fought and died, to bring people of all color equal rights; his words with stylistic influence made a big impact on the United State’s society issues. Can you do anything to bring justice using your words? With an excellent vocabulary and a creative mind, you can write for a good cause and bring change just as Martin Luther King
Proctor knew that by confessing, it would only make the court look better but by not confessing, the court would hang him. Proctor begs to Judge Danforth, “How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(132). Proctor knows that if he signs the confession, there will be a paper about it in the church door. Proctor values his life but, he does not want to be remembered as a liar who is willing to do whatever it takes for his own life.
He believed that they would all turn out the same and he did not want that for himself or Jefferson, but he knew deep down that they were just as stuck as every other person of colour. Grant did not want Jefferson to be like him and the rest of them, he wanted Jefferson to prove them wrong; prove to them that he was so much more of what they made of him by walking to that chair with his chin held high and his shoulders as straight as ever. However, Grant did not attend Jefferson’s execution. Maybe it was because he didn’t want to be seen as a failure if ever Jefferson decided to be what was said of him during his execution. Maybe he was too afraid of breaking down as Jefferson walked toward the chair alone.
Chief Bishop has a conflict between what his beliefs are and authority. Bishop will do anything to protect himself and his job, because his job comes first. He uses his authority over the citizens when he feels he has no other choice and because he has the upper hand. For example, in chapter 8, when him and King were conversing and she explained there would be no violence, his response was “Don’t make me hurt you people. Don’t make me do it.
He was saying that he will refuse everything bad about humanity and also everything that is racist. He is repeating because he’s trying to convince the people about this and also trying to convince white people to stop being racist and all that. He just didn’t want any more violence on blacks. Also he was saying that everyone was created with equality not different. Also he was saying that it’s bad that racism is going on.
Similar to the other persuasive tool, King uses logos extremely effectively. King knowing his audience was clergymen and the white moderate, uses something that they cannot argue against, the Bible. King uses countless references to the Bible throughout “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and even wrote it in a format that is accustomed to the clergymen. King thought of everything when drafting this letter, which could be attributed to the fact that he was in jail and had countless hours to think. Just using one of these persuasive tools however was not enough to win over his audiences.
The fallen have obviously destroyed their credibility with the maker, and apologies and excuses alone will not save them. Continuing with His speech, He explains to His listeners that He wants them to be saved, but by doing so Himself He is against risking the truth of their free will. Basically, God is not so subtly looking for a volunteer to “Die he or justice must, unless for him/ Some other able and as willing to pay/ The rigid satisfaction, death for death” (3.210-212). Acting as all fathers do, He implements the tough love and says that if they’re going to act like that, someone has to take responsibility. And, as God’s creations, the angels are unwilling to suffer for the sins of another.
Martin Luther King Martin Luther King harped on civil disobedience for any moral arguments. Treating citizens differently based on skin color was nefarious, King wished to speak out to change but insisted on non-violent acts to do so. He expressed his thoughts in the “I Have a Dream” speech publically in a passive fashion. This passionate, positive and encouraging speech flourished King’s views and changed the American government’s unjust laws. Although, King did not use destructive force to get his point across, he did break some laws.
His admiration of the court goes down as he sees more people being hanged and the stubbornness of the court. In the end, Hale knows that the law is not the entire aspect of creating a perfect society, no one in a society needs to follow the law entirely, and that authority does not always judge over everything. He has no more confidence in the idea of dominance of God over anything in life, and by that mean he loses his faith to the court. Not just those, he doesn’t carry the heavy written laws since the beginning. When Hale loses his faith towards the court and the society, he earns empathy and respect from us the readers and proving how moral obligation plays a bigger role than civic duty when it comes to real difficulties in a
In it, he talks about how inequality has reached the point where they cannot say anything else to gain freedom, and that they need to take action. He says, “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed” (2). They had fought for their rights, and they even had laws for them at this point in history, even if people were not following them. However, as he states, the freedom will not be voluntarily given. It will be
“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… Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase (BrainyQuote).” Based on reading this quote King realizes that taking the first step onto this battle field will not be the last, but even in the face of diversity you have to continue to stand up and fight. There is no better time to start bringing about this change because “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (King 1). When reading this quote King’s position on inequality seems obvious. King cannot stand to see even one person suffer, but to see an entire segment of the population being degraded and stripped of their natural born rights is
The Lord needs a yielded vessel that will do the will of the Father and not their agenda. There is no need for you to prove yourself the Lord will validate. God has us in the business of winning souls. In fact, a study of the scriptures and researchers, citing them apparently at random and for various or a superficial intention is necessarily superficial, since time prevents you from testing them properly. Scriptural rambling can bring confusion to younger Christians because they are not equipped yet to follow.