3 and that is something that i must say to my pbople who ~tand on the worn threshold whieh leads into the palace of justice in the process of gaining our rightful place. In civil disobedience and letter from birmingham jail, henry david thoreau and martin luther king use different techniques to fully convey their own opinions on injustice in the government thoreau uses a metaphor while king uses an illustration in order to establish emotional appeals. Martin luther king jr stated that, if a law denies the right of the minority or is inflicted upon the minority by force, then it is not a just law this is similar to thoreau's idea when he wrote, but a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, (1:1425. Even though thoreau cited hindu scriptures in his book walden, there is a much strong er spiritual dimension to gandhi's and king's political activism one could criticize them for violating the hallowed separation of politics from religion.
To be fair, martin luther king was not the first person to teach civil disobedience thoreau wrote about it in 1849, and it was employed in gandhi's struggle for indian independence like gandhi, king used civil disobedience as a means of effectuating government change. One of the similarities between mahatma gandhi and martin luther king is that they both believed to have peace in a non-violent way they both also stood up against discrimination and and wanted. Evidently, martin luther king jr, a civil rights activist, and henry david thoreau, a transcendentalist thinker, both wield the pen in order to craft formidable arguments in favor of civil.
Martin luther king, jr education , character , intelligence , goal i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Defying the law on the grounds of conscience, willing to suffer for justice, examples in the bible, christians practiced civil disobedience, and the tea party in boston en español: cristianos y. Civil disobedience problems with democracy and government thoreau claims that by answering to the majority, democracies answer the desires of the strongest group, not the most virtuous or moral a government founded and operating on majority rule cannot be a just government. Comparing marting luther king jr and henry david thoreau martin luther king jr and henry david thoreau were both people who were sent to prison for defying laws that they believed were unjust towards society. Martin luther king, jr's letter from birmingham jail and the public statement of the white birmingham clergymen make a natural pairing for a discussion of the pros and cons of nonviolent resistance.
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Comparisons on the advocacies of henry thoreau vs dr martin luther king, jr 941 words | 4 pages there is a higher law than civil law- the law of conscience- and that when these laws are in conflict, it is a citizen's duty to obey the voice of god within rather than that of the civil authority without, (harding 207. Q reflection on thoreau, cicero, and martin luther king jr to the worldthoreau inspired essay thoreau was born in united states after the country was independent from great britain. Thoreaus essay civil disobedience, which was written as a speech, has been used by many great thinkers such as martin luther king jr and mahatma ghandi as a map to fight against injustice dr martin luther king jr was a pastor that, research paper.
This book pairs henry david thoreau's lengthy essay on the duty of civil disobedience and dr martin luther king, junior's letter from birmingham jail civil disobedience was first published in 1849. Yet african americans, like martin luther king jr, followed in thoreau's footsteps by partaking in acts of civil disobedience sit-ins and peaceful rallies drew attention to the issue while keeping it from escalating into a much more violent problem.
Martin luther king did not come to his conclusions about nonviolence entirely on his own he had the personal strength to follow this path, but he also stood in a long noble and very interesting. Both martin luther king jr and henry david thoreau have the same ideas, but view them differently dr king wants to ultimately raise awareness and open doors for the better of a group. Comparisons on the advocacies of henry thoreau vs dr martin luther king, jr - there is a higher law than civil law- the law of conscience- and that when these laws are in conflict, it is a citizen's duty to obey the voice of god within rather than that of the civil authority without, (harding 207. Henry david thoreau and martin luther king jr both attempt to argue for the rights to disobey authority if there is social injustice thoreau analyzes the duty and responsibility of citizens to protest and take action against corrupt laws of the government.