To Kill A Mockingbird Martin Luther King Analysis

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Atticus from To Kill A Mockingbird and Martin Luther King Jr. both make very convincing arguments on the fight for equality between races. The two speeches were very popular in their time, in the 1900´s, and are still widely recognized today. The ¨I Have A Dream¨ speech was televised to nearly everywhere in America, and thousands of people went to the capitol to watch Martin Luther King Jr. speak. The trial closing of To Kill a Mockingbird was written for a small town setting, but the raging popularity of the novel made sure that people all across the USA had taken in and reflected on the moral of the story, especially during the unstable time when segregation was going strong. Again, both pieces bring up compelling points and saw a step forward than…show more content…
While he is addressing the country, King says ¨This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism¨. For me, this pushes the question of who made a better argument to the equality of blacks and whites more towards King´s favor. When he said this, he told everyone that was listening that this wasn´t the time to slow down. If anything, it was the time to speed up. He was telling them that this was the time of change, and in order for change to happen in a nation, the people living inside of it need to fight for what they believe in. In comparison to the closing argument of Tom Robinson´s trial, Martin Luther King understood and projected the urgency of the time far better than Atticus (or Harper Lee). Overall, both Martin Luther King Junior and Atticus Finch made powerful arguments for what they believed in. Both also utilized different methods and aspects of public speaking, sometimes using the same methods, and sometimes contrasting one another. Martin Luther King in my opinion projected his beliefs more effectively, and left more of a lasting impact on
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