In civil disobedience and letter from birmingham jail, henry david thoreau and martin luther king use different techniques to fully convey their own opinions on injustice in the government thoreau uses a metaphor while king uses an illustration in order to establish emotional appeals even. This essay will discuss the similarities and contrasts between the two most prominent personalities of the american civil rights movement - dr martin luther king jr and malcolm x - as evidenced primarily in dr king's letter from birmingham jail and his i have a dream speech, and malcolm x's message to the grass roots and the ballot. While there is underground information on the similarities between abraham lincoln and john f kennedy, there is little, if any on comparisons between martin luther king and abraham lincoln from a non-establishment perspective. Martin luther king jr says in his letter that the people always have the right, and always will rise to defeat unjust laws and oppression both had a main theme of doing what is right even if the powerful people say it is the wrong thing.
Henry david thoreau and martin luther king, in civil disobedience and letter from birmingham jail, respectively, both conjure a definitive argument on the rights of insubordination during specified epochs of societal injustice. Martin luther king, jr was born michael luther king, jr and changed his name later in his teens both of them began lecturing when they were in their 20's douglass and king both wrote books and articles in addition to their exceptional speaking ability. And i have watched many churches commit themselves to a completely other worldly religion which makes a strange, un-biblical distinction between body and soul, between the sacred and the secular i have traveled the length and breadth of alabama, mississippi and all the other southern states. Men of character: a comparison of abraham lincoln's second inaugural address and martin luther king jr's letter from birmingham jail stephen a douglas characterized secessionists saying, every man must be for the united states or against it.
In letter from birmingham jail, martin luther king, jr, also a member of a minority, implores the political and social leaders of the 1960s, to do the ethical and moral thing by allowing blacks. Gospel of freedom: martin luther king, jr's letter from birmingham jail and the struggle that changed a nation , 2013 print second inaugural address (lincoln. Martin luther king jr fought for civil rights in the south at the time the south was segregated between whites and blacks,the whites often had the newest and best things dr. Martin luther king's letter from birmingham jail strives to justify the desperate need for nonviolent direct action, the absolute immorality of unjust laws together with what a just law is, as well as, the increasing probability of the resorting to extreme disorder and bloodshed, in addition to his utter disappointment with. Similarities between martin luther king's letter from birmingham jail and jonathan swift's a modest proposal - even the most cursory analysis of letter from birmingham jail by martin luther king, jr and a modest proposal by jonathan swift reveals glaring differences between the two essays.
The letter from a birmingham jail was written by martin luther king jr they both had similarities and differences there were injustices that were done wrong to each of them by others in the society in which they both lived. King's famous 1963 letter from birmingham jail, published in the atlantic as the negro is your brother, was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by. Martin king and henry thoreau both write persuasive expositions that oppose majority ideals and justify their own causes while this similarity is clear, the two essays, letters from birmingham jail by king and civil disobedience by thoreau, do hav. Martin luther king, jr accounts in letter from birmingham jail on a similar path that he constructed throughout his life through their powers of persuasion. In king's well-known letter from a birmingham jail and the trial and death of socrates, the apology, there are similar themes in their approaches to justice as well as themes that touch upon issues such as power imbalance, the relationship between freedom and power, doing what is right ethically and justly and using freedom to do.
In his famous open letter from the birmingham jail, dr martin luther king, jr defended both his right and his moral grounds for organizing nonviolent protest activities in support of the civil rights of african americans he defended breaking laws when those laws are unjust martin luther king, jr. Comparison and contrast outline: martin luther king and malcolm x thesis: in their effort to improve the lives of african americans, mlk and malcolm x employ the rhetoric of innate human rights and shame in their texts, while putting forth competing visions of the. Martin luther king jr also starts calmly enough as he explains why he has become involved with the birmingham movement for civil rights, then his argument gains force and momentum as he begins to.
Martin luther king, jr worked closely with many african american women, but staunchly refused to address gender equality as part of the larger movement for civil rights. Transcript of martin luther king jr comparison tone appeals structure figurative language the tone of the letter is one of defensive logic in the letter from birmingham jail most of the appeals are made towards logos. Martin luther king jr, whose main philosophy on civil disobedience revolved around nonviolence, wrote a letter from birmingham jail to eight clergymen informing them of the situation in birmingham, alabama, in april of 1963.