Theme Of Perseverance In The Civil Rights Movement

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Martin Luther King is famous for being one of the main figures in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. He held many marches and peaceful gatherings to achieve equality for African Americans. It’s hard to see how this connects in any way to the film Coraline. Coraline is the story of a young girl who finds an opposite world to her own. At first, it seems to be inviting and fun but as she explores the world more, she finds it’s not all it seems. The other people in that world are the polar opposite to their real world counterparts, and they are all being held captive by the Other Mother to trap Coraline in the Other World. They do connect though, through the theme of perseverance. Perseverance is steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Both MLK and Coraline show incredible determination in the face of all odds, so they meet the definition of perseverance. There are three examples that really stand out with these two showing perseverance: when they were jailed, in the face of a corrupt authority, and throughout many hardships. Martin Luther King was put in jail 17 times for what he was doing. Coraline was only put in a prison once but one could argue that the Other World in whole was a prison to hold her in. Martin Luther King got out in the legal way, by waiting for his time to …show more content…

She traveled to an alternate dimension, dealt with somewhat neglectful parents, held against her will by a mother who wanted to take her eyes and sew buttons in their place, and the hard choices of whether she should leave the real world. MLK had to deal with even more hardships though. He dealt with constant racism and hatred and jailing and violence against the entire civil rights movement, but he was able to stand strong and unbroken, never once having an unpeaceful demonstration caused by him. They both overcame the constant terrible events happening to them and both persevered out of

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