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Where Do We Go from Here Anaysis

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Summary The critical essay “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” written by Marin Luther King Jr., is an inquisitive piece who preaches the idea of a peaceful society, Martin also highlights the major issues happening and changing the world at the time. It analyzes events involving World War II and Vietnam War, and uses an example from Greek Literature to apply the concept known as “Ulysses and the Siren”; resulting in a realization that peace is the solution to chaos.
Idea Based Martin Luther King Jr.; a pacifist, a preacher, a father, a husband, a son, a freedom fighter, an activist against prejudice, a genius in literature, and a dreamer . Martin was an individual full of modesty, compassion, promise, serenity, wisdom,
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He wanted to guarantee that the rights won in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would be enforced by the federal government.
The diction of the text was eloquent; he uses elaborate words such as clarion, quagmire, brigands, calamitous, abdicate, and disarmament. He does to correspond with examples such as a quote from John F Kennedy, and characteristics of “Divine Comedy”. Marti’s Quote from John F. Kennedy is better to analyze; stating, “Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind”. An analysis of the quote is that the experience of wisdom should tell us that war is obsolete. From my interpretation it defines a message that reveals the human emotion of comfort and praise towards peace. Martin though is trying to assess the rise of Black Nationalism and the increasing use of the slogan ‘‘Black Power’’ in the movement. The last sentence of Paragraph 9, “If modern man continues…could not imagine”, gives a representation of what will happen if we let the conception of destruction and evil cloud or minds.
The essay is based from a time periods in the U.S where the culture was changing rapidly, governments fighting in the name of honor despite citizen’s outcry towards moral conduct. The essay represents this idea and advertises that peace is the ultimate
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