Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau and Letter From Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King Jr.

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The essays, "Civil Disobedience," by Henry David Thoreau, and "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," by Martin Luther King, Jr., incorporate the authors’ opinions of justice. Each author efficiently shows their main point; Thoreau deals with justice as it relates to government, he asks for,”not at one no government, but at once a better government.”(Paragraph 3). King believed,” injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." (Paragraph 4). Each essay shows a valid argument for justice, but King's philosophy is more effective, because it has more logical points of views.
King’s letter from a Birmingham Jail was an act of his encouragement for protest against the white’s traditions in which were unjust. King, a leader of civil rights
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King uses many similes in the paragraph, but when he's analyzing the "justice too long delayed is justice denied". King uses phrases such as "Asia and Africa are moving with jet-like speed" and "we still creep at horse-and-buggy like pace". He uses symbolism when saying "the cup of endurance runs over", and "plunged into the abyss of despair". By this King is trying to emphasize that there is a point when the black people collectively will no longer conform to being mistreated unequally, and no matter how much endurance they might have a revolt.
King felt protesting against the unjust laws and traditional beliefs of the white was the only solution for them to change. The letter was written to his fellow clergymen to explain his actions and to attempt to justify them. In the letter he tried to explain to the Clergymen, his actions were for the justice even knowing it was illegal, but he knew he was he would been have been punished.
All of the arguments King puts in his work have the ability to appeal to everyone in some way, the style and the way he shifts his tone and rhetoric many times throughout the text in which to recognize a specific audience, is what makes this document so powerful. Since so many of Martin Luther King Jr’s arguments are based on emotion
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