Birmingham Jail And Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Analysis

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In the articles “Letter in the Birmingham Jail” and “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” written by Martin Luther King Jr. and Jonathan Edwards.Martin Luther King was an extremist about equality of races, and freedom of the people. He wanted all men and women to be treated equally and showed this with multiple protest and marches. Jonathan Edwards spoke to his audience through sermons and speeches. He wanted all puritans to live a extremist puritan life. Edwards wrote “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and King wrote “Letter in the Birmingham Jail”, both of these pieces used superior ways to engage with their audience but not both were as effective. In order to understand both paragraphs I will first explain what both authors life was like during this time. King wrote “Letter in the Birmingham Jail” to address his audience. King started his movements for equal rights in the 1950s. He wrote over 450 speeches and spent years traveling the country. He did this to make a movement and get people to join his cause in a nonviolent way. Many people had crosses burned in their yard and objects thrown at them on the streets. African Americans did not have the same rights as white citizens did. King wanted to convince people that African Americans were the same but kings showed his action through nonviolent actions always. At a motel in Georgia King was assassinated in 1968 and left behind his wife and four children. Years later Kings movements made a difference allowing all

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