Similarities Between Martin Luther King Jr And Atticus Finch

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There have been many powerful leaders in this country, some fictional like Martin Luther King Jr and some non fictional like Atticus Finch. Martin Luther King Jr is famous for his “I Have A Dream” speech and Atticus Finch is in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Both men share similar traits like, they both have encountered hate from there society. Martin Luther King Jr and Atticus Finch make many people change their views on racism by giving strong speeches. Martin Luther King Jr was right when he said, “ Am happy to join with you today in which will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation,” (King 48). This speech impacted so many people in a good way and would be nowhere without it. Numerous amounts of people started movements after this speech was given. Atticus Finch is also a strong speaker when he said things like, “ But there is one way in this country in which …show more content…

Martin Luther King Jr faced hate when he said, “This momentous decree came came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice,” (King 48). Martin Luther King Jr happened to be black, and in his time people didn’t treat them the same. Many blacks would of been to scared to stand up and speak, but he did. That shows he is a great leader and knows how to take on the hate. Atticus Finch took on hate when, “Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he would get him if it took the rest of his life,” (Lee 217). Atticus took the hate very well. He just ignored Bob and all the other people who tried to bring him down. Not many people could do that, which is why Atticus can take on all that hate very well. Overall Martin Luther King Jr and Atticus Finch can cope with criticism very

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