Antigone And King 's Views On Civil Disobedience

967 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
Martin Luther King Jr. vs. Antigone Antigone and King’s views on civil disobedience are executed very differently. They both had their own purpose to follow what they believed in, but both were achieved differently. Martin Luther King Jr. followed his own beliefs to risk his life while Antigone risked her life to follow the Gods for honor just to make sure her brother was properly buried. I will show how Martin Luther King Jr. fought for freedom while risking his life for blacks not only in Birmingham Alabama, but also around the world. Also, how Antigone knew the consequences she would face to give her brother a proper burial, but still fought for what was right
Martin Luther King Jr. disobeyed the law for the purpose to end segregation for thousands of blacks in the United States of America. In his Letter From a Birmingham Jail he says he was there because injustice was there. Martin explains that,” A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” He shows that he is in Birmingham to support the blacks that can’t fight on their own. He plans to break no just law, but an unjust law is willing to be broken for the sake of his people. In addition, “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.” (Martin Luther King Jr.). I use this sentence to…
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