He aggressively protested that they had no right to make a law which needed a license but at the end, Andrew Jackson stepped in and ruled that the Cherokee were a “distinct community” as America had the upper hand in the ruling. The Supreme Court Case made its final call which I think was correct because I think that Samuel Worcester was just trying to test the boundaries of the laws that the Americans made. On his part though, I think he and the other six missionaries were just being un-smart and it seemed to me that they did not know what they were dealing with. It seemed like Worcester was trying to be a smart-alec because he could have easily have
Subject: The subject of this letter is to state the reason he is in Birmingham for trying to change segregation as social justice and his use of civil disobedience as an instrument of freedom. Occasion: Dr. King is writing this letter from inside Birmingham Jail for being accused of misuse of the law by performing in acts of civil disobedience to show his disappointment at the leadership of the clergy and laws that he and others of the black community deem as unjust. Audience: Although this letter was initially mailed to the eight white clergymen who publicly asked the black community to restrict their Birmingham demonstrations, King meant for his message to reach a much larger audience such as U.S. citizens. King used this letter as
But to analyze the whole paper, in some cases I think Dr. King didn’t go far enough about his theses. In the letter he disapproved the statement of white clergymen with an almost appeasing tone. Dr. King noted that he was addressing them in part because the criticism of clergymen was sincere and added that they were men of real good will. However, in the paragraphs that follow, King changes to a language that can depart no doubt about the firm commitment that he introduced to the battle against racial injustice. For this transition Dr. King made a fuzzy statement to persuade them with the ideas of the justice and equality.
Rhetorical Analysis Martin Luther King’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail”, published in 1964 in his own book Why We Can’t Wait, addresses and explains his current situation to the clergymen of Alabama. On April 12, 1963 Dr. King was arrested in the streets of Birmingham, Alabama for contempt of court and parading without a permit during a protest. He composed this letter while he sat in the Birmingham Jail. Dr. King begins his letter by addressing the clergymen’s statements of his actions as “unwise and untimely”. He informs the clergymen of his views and the reasons for his “direct action” on the issue of desegregation.
I would need an additional document from a white family to see how they felt about unifying with the blacks. In King’s Philosophy violence never solves anything. King felt that by taking part in nonviolent acts, such as sit-ins and marches, job opportunities would become more open to the black community (Doc 6). In his statement, “Violence may murder the murderer, but it doesn’t murder the murder,” he is saying that through violence you will never solve the issue you will only add on to it (Doc 8). King feels this way because when black people rebelled against the whites it only fueled more violence to ensue.
DAM Literature 18/03/2012 Critical Analysis of a Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King The letter from Birmingham jail was written by Martin Luther king junior when he was confined in jail. King wrote this letter as a reaction to the allegations from eight clergymen who had openly criticized his campaign in their message that was titled “a call for unity.” The clergymen main issue was that the fight for the issues of alienation by King ought not to have been done in the streets but rather in the courts. In this letter, king responds to them from a remorse perspective so as to gain their support in united against racial discrimination that was being witnessed everywhere. The major theme of this letter is justification for the efforts of liberations and a call for unity in combating human injustices. Throughout this writing, king tells his story from an abstract point then to a concrete aim as the letter progresses.
Jennifer Smith Prof Franco 3/26/2011 Engl 1213 Standing up One of the most known advocates for equality is Martin Luther King Jr. He’s had some of the most moving, convincing and change inducing speeches of all time. His “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is no exception. King wrote the letter from a Birmingham jail cell in April on 1963 following his arrest for public demonstration. In the beginning of the letter, King describes his reason for writing the letter as a response to the Clergymen’s statement calling his “present activities unwise and untimely. ” (King).
“Letter from Birmingham Jail” was written by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963, after he was arrested and put in jail for eight days. The letter was directed to the white clergyman in charge of segregation laws. It clarifies and justifies the meaning of his actions attempting to express his feelings towards segregation, and his desire to end it. King uses rhetorical strategies such as logos and pathos to support his point of view on the unfair treatment that African Americans were suffering, and to convince and create a logical, yet emotional connection with the clergyman and the public. King uses these strategies such as pathos and logos in order to gain the credibility and sensitivity of the clergyman, and eventually the nation.
Subba-1 Hari Subba Ms. Nicole, Stanbury English 2010 Literary Analysis Response “Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]” “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” (Dr. King) In 1963 Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw injustice and segregation for black people. His nonviolent campaign convinced his people that you have to fight for your rights and your freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter describes many injustices that the black community endured. Unfortunately, inequality still exists all over the world in many forms. The struggle for civil rights is a familiar story(Moore 2) After I read the first paragraph of second page, I was very uncomfortable.
“Letter from Birmingham Jail” Questions Comprehension 3. King’s reason for the demonstration was segregation and injustice taking place in Birmingham. He thought it was too late for negotiations because Birmingham's mayoral election was coming up in March. 4. King says to black people wait almost always meant "never" and "justice too long delayed is justice denied."