Summary Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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In the time of Martin Luther King Jr,s arrest, he wrote an argumentative letter to the eight provincial clergyman in Alabama about their heroes and their actions. In his epistle, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King Jr began galvanizing reality into the clergyman. He begins writing to the clergyman about his race and their actions to prove who the rightful heroes are in the south. In general, Martin Luther King Jr’s criteria for a hero is someone willing to have the American Dream because they have courage to be non-violent and is dignified. King’s criteria is based on the strong willpower of the people accepting others cruelty. The race of King’s was trained to become non-violent in order to boycott against the segregation at the time. “Mindful of the difficulties involved, we decided to undertake a process of self-purification. We began a series of workshop on nonviolence…”(P. 43, …show more content…

comprehends that most people of his race is dignified enough to be acknowledged of their actions. He refers to all of the remarkable people such as Rosa Parks, Hunter-Gaunt and an amazing poets who lived through this era with courage and dignity. “... noble sense of purpose … characterizes the life of pioneers … rose up with a sense of dignity … ‘ My feet are tired, but my soul is at rest’ …”( P.49, Paragraph 30). He sees his race being put down while they should be known for their decisions or actions in life. Martin Luther King wants the people against his race to put themselves in his race’s place and accept everything with a dynamic change. “... I wish you commended… Negro sit-inners… sublime courage… midst… great provocation… gravely disappointment… white moderate… ” ( P.47 & 49, Paragraph 23 & 30). He wrote this soliloquy using diction to tell the clergyman his disappointment of their lack of dignity. He, therefore, uses the aristotle appeals to get his point across with emotion, logic and relation to get the clergyman to accept his race as their

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