What Is Mlk Thesis In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Activist Martin Luther King Jr in his letter, “Letter from Birmingham,” recounts his visit to Birmingham because of the violence and segregation located there, and helping to restore the peace. His letter includes a lot of knowledge based on Birmingham and the Church, in which his container is the letter, as it holds many key facts and holds knowledge. MLK was a Baptist minister, but also spoke about his community rights and that they should be allowed to be free, and they do not have to suffer because of the whites. In 1963, MLK traveled with his friends to Birmingham, as they got a call, and noticed the trouble going on, the racism and violence against African Americans. His way of work is nonviolent, and hoping the people would react and …show more content…

MLK continues to demonstrate to the white, that they are easily influenced and they are wrong about “outsiders coming in,” they are not foreigners, but citizens, your neighbors. He continues to demonstrate his goal, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (4). MLK illustrates that his goal is to show that injustice is happening to African American, that his main destination is to stop it, and that one place could influence it all. Injustice is everywhere, the unfairness going on in the world, the ruthlessness of the world. He continues to use pathos to show the untruth whites do not look for, the truth they tend to hide from others. MLK uses pathos to illustrate a situation that tells you the suffering and the hurt they felt. As it states, “You suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six-year-old daughter why she cannot go to the public amusement park that has been advertised on television and see tears welling up in her little eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children'' (10). He uses sadness, tragedy, and a tense tone to illustrate the story of this girl feeling left out, because of her skin color. The tragic event that is happening in the world, is as this girl cannot even go out to her dream place because she is being judged and not allowed to. …show more content…

MLK has an encouraging and patient tone, that illustrates his pathos, of being able to show his emotions in his words. In his letter, he states, “As in so many experiences of the past, we were confronted with blasted hopes, and the dark shadow of a deep disappointment settled upon us” (2). Shows that through many situations he has gone through, he has suffered through disappointment, and that many times he tries to be strong for himself and others. But there was always this shadow, that represented the rejection of the whites, being able to know that what they are doing is very wrong. In his life, he has always been told this, “For years now I have heard the word “wait.” It rings in the ear of every Negro with a piercing familiarity. This “wait” has always meant “never” (3). Showing pathos, it demonstrated the sad part of this quote of being encouraged to wait, that soon or later it would happen. But after time you realize that that is a lie, and waiting means literally that nothing would happen. This never had been through his mind, for as long as he can remember because of this, he wants to change that wait to now. That this hope would be able to become the hope for others and be able to work all together and be able to show that this segregation and discrimination that is occurring should stop and change for

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