Like Thoreau, Dr. King feels that there is an innate good in all people, and knows that the collective cannot idly sit by while their compatriots are done an injustice. At the exact same time, however, Dr. King is aware of the effects of psychological deindividuation found in group settings when he acknowledges that “groups tend to be more immoral than individuals” ( 12). This statement is more an attack on the white oppressors than anything else. Through deindividuation, Dr. King reduces his opponents to faceless masses incapable of thinking for themselves, but rather are subject to the mob mentality. Dr. King recognizes that this is a potential flaw in collective action, but the justice pursued by his movement prevents his collective from such ill effects.
But instead of trying to gain knowledge it is being destroyed, all because society is trying to promote ignorance which causes sameness in all. Montag battles this sameness and goes against what society offers up because of his belief in what humanity can become and what it will become if nothing is changed. The plots are similar as well. Both are trying to accomplish something that goes against their society but they know
King's opinion on civil disobedience. Patrick is anxiously waiting on the facts and then is attempting to skip right into direct action. Organizations such as Win Without War carefully plan their protests to not only get their point across but do it in a justified way that gets the public on their side. The overall goal in Dr. King's mind is to nonviolently protest an unjust law and let the surrounding people realize what's going on and why things need to change. Patricks method not only runs the risk of stirring up a violent situation, but by intervening on somebodys everyday routine you are negatively being viewed by society therefore no one wants to support your cause.
It does not settle the west. It does not educate.” Thoreau also uses powerful imagery in order to persuade his readers towards his ideals. He believed that one must be conscious of the laws they choose to obey and disobey, whether or not they are in the minority. The people should not be tricked into believing that neither the government nor the majority will know what is right and what is wrong. Instead, Thoreau remarks that it is up to every man to decide for himself what is right based on his moral standards and ethics.
He achieves in spite of a society that is designed to ensure that he fails in any attempts to better himself. Society offers him few opportunities. Its despicable, inherent discrimination works against him. Through a process of deception, he joins the valids, but he does not wish to
This staple of his beliefs is why he doesn't fear death, but in fact looks forward to it. By escaping he is committing an unjust act against the state, and committing unjust acts ruins the soul. With a ruined soul there is no point in living life as the soul is the only important thing, not the body. Therefore the most important thing is not only living life, but living a just life. While Socrates arguments may be sound in his opinion, I'm not sure if I agree with them.
The dehumanization of another group allows unthinkable crimes to be committed; neither party is benefited by this separation. The Rational Optimist explains the gains of working together while, The Grapes of Wrath and District 9 show us that the dehumanization of others only hinders progress and hurts those involved. This human defense mechanism against the unknown is born from fear and breeds evil. We must turn away from it, reap the benefits of working together, and allow progress to unfold before
They refer to this minority as diseased or sick. The second group is the hysterical haters. The “hater” envies those who are able to act out on desires that he himself has to repress. The third group is narcissistic hate where unawareness of a group leads to contempt for them. Although Sullivan feels that this definition is not the final definition of hate, but it serves to better define the word and helps understand the true meaning behind the word.
Martin Luther King fought against the United States for civil rights and equality at a time where a negro man did not have the same rights as a white person. Speaking out with the risk of death was something Martin was willing to do if it meant him creating change. Arthur Miller also uses his characters to show that some have this quality, such as John Proctor and Martha Corey. John Proctor is a hard working honest man who sees behind the lies that Abigail speaks. He rids himself of the guilt he holds of their affair and fights for freedom of the wrongly accused when his wife is placed on trial.
He is sick of the White moderate the most because he had so much hope that they would help but disappointment is what happened and it is really sad to see that. They say to wait even though by waiting more harm is being caused to the oppressed. The white moderate is more devoted to order than to justice and they prefer a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice. They say “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct