understood this very well and acted in about the best manner as one could. He was a leader who believed that civil disobedience was the best way to get through and prove themselves equal to us ignorant Americans. MLK and the people that followed him had to be the bigger men and not stoop to the level of the people that ridiculed and attacked them. They didn’t deserve this aggression, or to have to not fight back at all and solve situations in a peaceful manner. Martin Luther King jr. is what it means to be a true hero.
However, his moral compass led him to understand that all men were equal, regardless of their skin color, and that the enslavement of another human being was wrong. Martin Luther King Jr’s fight was different, in that it affected him on a personal level. As an African American, he was subjected to the same segregation and persecution that he spoke out against. Regardless, he never did what he did simply out of hopes of personal gain. He did what he did because he cared deeply not only for what was right, but also because he wanted to make sure others would not be put through the same trials and tribulations.
Atticus Takes a Stand “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” ( Lee 101). To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, takes place in a town called Maycomb, where coloreds are looked down upon. Atticus, one of the main characters, is a father of a boy and a girl, Scout and Jem. He is assigned a case where a colored man, Tom Robinson, is accused of raping a white girl. “Fair” cases are usually only for white people, so the town gets upset when Atticus is handed the case.
People everywhere in our country look up to this man and see greatness, and that is because he did what nobody else did. He inspires many because when they think of him, they get reminded that fighting hate with hate doesn’t work. His inspiring and most popular speech, “I Have A Dream” focuses on how he hopes that one day, all negro’s can be equal to whites and be friends. The people of our country know that if we do as he did, our world can be a better place. Some people have realized that the only way is to forgive your enemies, but sadly most have not.
He took the nineteen-year-old to his family home where they each drank an excessive amount of alcohol. After they spent a lot of time together, Hicks attempted to leave but instead, Jeffrey Dahmer hit Steven Hicks over the head with a ten pound dumbbell (crimemuseum.org) . “[He] admitted to killing him because he didn’t want him to leave. (crimemuseum.org).” To get rid of Steven Hicks’ remains, Dahmer dismembered him, put them in plastic bags and buried them behind his parents’ house. Later, Dahmer crushed the bones and scattered them across the yard (biography.com).
Total equality became possible because the philosophers argued and supported their points. Voltaire presented religious equality as a tolerance rather than acceptance. This meant that people of all different religions could live in the same society as long as they did not fight over the values of other religions. Voltaire supports that in his, “Letters Concerning the English Nation”, written in 1726. He writes, “If only one religion were allowed in England, the government would very possibly become arbitrary; if there were but two, the people would cut one another’s throats; but as there are such a multitude, they all live happy and in peace.” John Locke
However the government wanted everyone to be equal to one another to lessen discrimination. In order to counteract these advantages the government decided the best way to make everyone equal was to put distractions on everyone who wasn’t completely ordinary. Thus leading us to Harrison Bergeron, a very strong young man just wanted to be free but physically being weighed
In the Crucible having a good name and being accepted into society, is more important to Proctor, Parris, and Danforth then the lives of innocent people. Proctor being a model citizen and well liked does not want to tell the truth about his affair with Abigail. Next Parris is looked at as a churchly figure, he does not want to go against the bible and speak out. Lastly Danforth is viewed as making the right decisions in court, but he later sees that he has sentenced the wrong people to death, he says nothing so he can protect his name and not be questioned. Based on their character decisions in the Crucible, it 's clear that keeping your reputation is very important if you want a good name and to be accepted
They let citizens express themselves, worship whatever they choose, and vote for political positions. The Constitution also abolishes slavery so that no one is taken advantage of or forced to do involuntary labor. Equality is possible in the United States because everyone has rights that cannot be taken away from them. The rights are not based on race, skin color, or what one worships. However, some people do not agree with this and are convinced that the Amendments do not allow for equality.
What makes this country beautiful and special is that we respect people 's rights to have a different opinion. People that take a knee during our national anthem have the right to do so and express their opinion on how they feel about America. But that is what freedom means in this country. There will be people who have an opinion that we will never agree with, but as long as it is not illegal, we will be able to object to what they’re saying because it is both of our rights to do so. However no matter what opinions you agree or disagree with, there will always be men and women in a uniform who are fighting for your right and freedom to even have an opinion.