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    In the ¨Letter from Birmingham Jail¨, Martin Luther King Jr. uses ethical appeals in order to convince the Clergymen of his authority. King uses ethical appeals to influence his audience by making appropriate allusions. This is shown when King says, " I am in Birmingham because injustice is here...and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus to the far corners of the Greco- Roman world." King is comparing himself to the Apostle Paul, saying that he is fighting for equality, just like Paul traveled around trying to get people to become Christian. Another way that Martin Luther King uses ethical appeals is by using sensible words, keeping a relaxed, yet informative tone. An example of this is seen when…

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    King's use of ethos and allusion in "Letter From Birmingham Jail" proves effective as a method of advocating for the credibility of his cause and civil disobedience. King writes, "Isn't this like condemning Socrates because he's unswerving commitment to the truth and his philosophical delvings precipitated the misguided popular mind to make him drink the hemlock," (paragraph 18, line 3). In writing this, King uses allusion to plead his case for the peaceful protests and their effectiveness.…

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    the movement. Fictional characters’ names are given to respect the ones who lost their lives fighting for equality. I am Reverend Ernest Jones, the presiding officer for the 1963 Dorchester Retreat in Midway, Georgia. My task is to properly conduct the meeting; allowing everyone to voice their opinions to the congregation. My character and Congressman Lewis share the objective of ending segregation through nonviolent protest, however the approach to accomplish the goal is different. Our beliefs…

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    If it weren't for this man's determination U.S would not be what it is today. "I have a Dream" four simple words spoken by Martin Luther King Jr., at the Lincoln memorial in . He is considered a hero by a lot of people because of his determination and non-violence passive strategy to get righteousness for all people. He is considered a hero because he stood up for himself and others by leading the civil rights movement, and others by leading the Southern Christian Leadership Conference(SCLC),…

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    A man’s hope for a change doesn’t grow weary: a change never comes about without a fight, a fight that most times involves violence, either a direct or an indirect violence. One such man, a pastor, a leader of the southern Christian leadership conference, and an author Martin Luther King Jr , wrote “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” written on April 12, 1963 in the Birmingham jail. He claim against the injustice towards the black community in the United States, especially in the southern part and…

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    The intended audience of “Letter From Birmingham Jail” is the clergyman and a bigger group of people. At the beginning of the letter, Dr. King stated that “My Dear Fellow Clergymen” and “ I came across your recent statement calling my present activities unwise and untimely.” Dr. King’s letter is intended for the Birmingham clergymen who published an open letter criticizing his actions and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Yet, his letter becomes clear that Dr. King intends this…

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    Leadership styles include democratic, autocratic, laissez-faire as well as servant leadership. Of the varied styles, servant leadership is the most appealing and interesting to study as it draws attention to the servant leader, “as one who is a servant first” (Greenleaf, 1977). Likewise, Spears and Lawrence (2002) have suggested that at its core, servant leadership is a long-term, transformational approach to life and work (p. 4). Over the years, many leaders have emerged and because of their…

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    used to express his thoughts and intentions. For a piece of writing dominated by emotion and experience to be taken seriously, an author must establish his credibility. Dr. King does just that by speaking of his credentials. This includes Dr. King establishing himself as the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, discussing his level of education, and his past experiences with civil rights advocacy. This gives the reader a presumption that the writer is respectful and…

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    On April 12, 1963, eight clergymen released a letter addressing the recent events in Birmingham, Alabama concerning the civil rights movement. They first acknowledge the positive, yet slow steps being taken by citizens through the court system. This is followed by them discouraging citizens participation in recent demonstrations “directed and led in part by outsiders” condemning them as “unwise and untimely.” The letter also expressed their shared belief that all racial issues in their city…

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    “Letters from Birmingham Jail” was written by Martin Luther King Jr. while he was in jail. It was written in response to eight fellow clergymen, who criticized his non-violent protests in Birmingham, Alabama calling them “unwise and untimely”. In his letter, Martin Luther King Jr. wanted to clarify his actions and have the clergymen understand why he did such things. Martin Luther King Jr. uses rationale, morals, and emotion to persuade his fellow clergymen and the “white moderate” why civil…

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