¨Yet ultimately things happened which no doubt made him suffer tremendously, though his tender face lost its smiles and he never spoke a harsh word to anyone”. The author states “It will judge of the success and the failures-we are too near it to be proper judges and to understand what has happened and what has not happened”. The author says Mahatma Gandhi didn 't always succeed but he always kept tying his best so he could change the human rights for everyone even if they were a different
(Russell 2014) Conclusion: Despite controversy Milgram’s experiment was ground breaking. It remains relevant today and is frequently cited in demonstrating the perils of obedience. Milgram himself concluded how easily ordinary people ‘can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority". (Milgram 1974) As this report has highlighted the research is not without controversy with many questioning to what extent Milgram’s experiment is true to real life and has been criticized for not highlighting further situational variables in determining obedience to authority.
Martin Luther King wrote his famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight religious leaders of the South. The statement "A Call For Unity", implored Dr. King and his "outsiders" to obey the law and wait for integration to naturally come out of the courts. King responded with his Letter from Birmingham Jail, voicing his disappointment in the white clergy, who should be "among our strongest allies". This was the persuasive power of King’s writing, an epitome of the art of rhetoric. His letter used the three rhetorical appeals ethos, pathos, and logos, while also utilizing the literary device of kairos in an attempt to explain his actions and change the opinions of his audience.
It was not television alone that drove change, both presidential leadership and the leadership of civil rights activists played a crucial part in act being passed. Television was able to garner support and momentum for the anti-segregation movement, which propelled civil rights leaders, such as Martin Luther King, to reach and inspire and greater audience of people. Also, the support that it brought to the movement pushed president Lyndon B. Johnson to support a useful and fair civil rights act passed, something that the prior president, John F. Kennedy, could not do. President Kennedy 's focus on the Cold War limited his effect on the desegregation movement because if he wanted votes for money to fight against the USSR, he could not get the votes for meaningful civil rights acts. The impact of the television is described in an article by Ariana Queenan, as
He also wrote his Letter From Birmingham Jail on April 6, 1963 to 8 white clergymen to reply to what they said about him for protesting racial segregation. They said that what he was doing was “unwise and untimely.” Both of the pieces writing had logos which is a logical appeal and pathos which is emotional appeal. In this essay I will compare the two pieces of writing that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote and how he used logos and pathos in both pieces. When Martin Luther King Jr. did his I Have a Dream Speech he used two persuasive appeals, one was logical appeal and the other was an emotional appeal. At the beginning of his speech he started talking about Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
There are many historical documents that stand against the strains of time; not because of the person who wrote it, but instead because of the emotions the contents of the documents induce. Letters are meant to be personal, but when they are of political importance, letters often have the potential to step into the spotlight despite this fact. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was only written in response to a letter from eight clergymen, and yet it was so powerful it was able to reach the mass public. King likely knew the letter would not be kept private, and so used that to his advantage in his rhetoric. King was calculated in his plan of attack.
“The Peace Movements of the 1960’s challenged authority to achieve a common goal; however, there were subtle differences not only in their aims but also in their methods.” – Critically assess the accuracy of this statement referring to disarmament, students, anti-war and hippie movements in the US during the 1960’s. The 60’s in America was a social revolution, the idea of becoming more accepting of genders and their sexuality, different races and the variety of cultures was prominent. They achieved a lot of this using mass mobilization. These various movements of “people power” that emerged, to form part of the Peace Movement, had the common goals of the disarmament of all nuclear weapons and to end war. However, each movement had subtle differences in both their aims and their methods towards achieving their common goal of peace.
“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez practiced passive resistance, which is nonviolent protest, to obtain equal rights, fairer working conditions, and to change unjust laws. These men were very courageous, and they did not just want equal rights and freedom for themselves, they wanted it for all those who had been oppressed.
In a time when the United States was hurling into a decade full of change with regards to society, with flappers and the New Negro Movement, many American citizens change the idea of themselves. Women turned their modest, Victorian image of themselves into a modern Flapper. African American citizens began to challenge the second class position given to them by fellow white Americans. With the New Negro Movement and the First Great Migration came the Jazz age, the explosion of a new musical and cultural phenomenon, from which the Harlem Renaissance sprouted from. However, the explosion of change brought about by women and African Americans was met with resistance led by the resurged Ku Klux Klan, which specifically targeted African Americans.
No more justifying my wrongs or others, just being honest with myself and others but with the love of the Lord. I think that's the hardest part for me I lie and cheat myself out of the great things I could do. I’m not honest with myself or keep the commitment that I can at least try. Restoring our integrity is a lot harder than just keeping integrity. God is always with us when we take steps towards him, but if we can keep our principles we are blessing our lives and others.