Summary Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested for breaking an unjust law against political demonstrations and his constitutional right to contact a lawyer was denied. After jail, Dr. King wrote a speech to argue that he and his fellow demonstrations have a duty to fight for justice. In the letter from Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King states that we are responsible for justice in the world. Justice isn’t about obeying the laws but having unjust laws will only harm and result in conflicts. Martin uses persuasive elements such as connotations that puts an appropriate tone to his speech and vivid language to show that he is speaking directly to those who accused him of being guilty. After speaking with the officials of Birmingham, King concluded

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