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  1. 1. Writer’s Surname 1Letter from Birmingham Jail[Name of the Writer][Name of Instructor][Subject][Date]
  2. 2. Writer’s Surname 2Letter from Birmingham JailIntroduction"Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King Jr. hits a string along with theaddressers because of his skilled use of pathos and tragedy all through the piece. By the use ofeffective pathos, king is invoking various different emotions (Yokosam, p.n.d.). King invokessympathy, anger, love and empathy to highlight his theory that injustice and unfairness hasdetained the civil rights movement because of which he is confined in the jail of BirminghamCity. King is telling his addressers that injustice has put him into the jail (Dawson, Pp.1-2).The addressers feel the splendor and magnificence of injustice due to the comparison ofking’s errand to the errands of the apostles of the Lord because of king’s attempt to take theworld to the truth. King considers that civil rights movement is a God-like incident (Dawson,Pp.1-2).DiscussionKing also argues about Meshach, Abednego and Shadrach who survived the law that ishigher moral and declined to let their standards fall. King asserts that Jesus has been a radical forlove. Accordingly, the question is that what kind of extremist we will be and it is not that we willbe an extremist (Dawson, Pp.1-2). He clarifies that the three men that were put to death on hillof Calvary were all extremists. He explains that we should not forget for crucifying the threemen for same crime. He considers this crime as extremism (Dawson, Pp.1-2). He said that Jesuswas an extremist for goodness, love and truth and thus rose above his surroundings. King is
  3. 3. Writer’s Surname 3trying to compare the beliefs of such people who know their devotion to truth and light with thehelp of religious examples.King also uses an alternate mode in order to evoke pathos of sadness, sympathy anddisgust by explaining a number of terrible events which took place in the non-volatile protest(Dawson, Pp.1-2). He says that we all confronted with shining hopes and the dark shadow ofdispleasure developed ahead of us. These statements and declarations encourage sympathy,understanding and pity. King has apparently used vivid and clear images for creating the pathosof anger and injustice at the criminal acts entrusted. The words chosen by the king includeempathy and sympathy (Dawson, Pp.1-2).To make stronger the sympathetic and compassionate pathos in his letter, he argueshistorical events and people and since somewhat is lawful, like segregation it doesnt make itcorrect. He highlights that though all that Hitler did, cruel scientific experiments, killing millionsof Jews etc., was lawful, although it was not fair or just (Dawson, Pp.1-2). King is alsocontrasting American separation to anti-Semitic Germany of Hitler.Many people have belief that whatever Hitler did was unjust and inhumane thus, thisexplanation makes leader feel that separation is also unjust (Dawson, Pp.1-2). It is alsonoticeable and important that he is not only pointing out his race, however whole human raceencouraging his ethos. King is ready to help those people out who are being treated with unfairacts (Dawson, Pp.1-2).ConclusionInjustice must not be accepted in America as stated by Martin Luther King, Jr. by usingall features of sufferings in order to reveal the audience’s emotions. King’s letter encouraged
  4. 4. Writer’s Surname 4innumerable population due to the imminent into the African American difficulty. With theusage of correct quantity of pathos in order to move king’s letter along, he extends to the readerand makes sure that the African American and civil rights movement in their causes.
  5. 5. Writer’s Surname 5Works CitedDawson,J.C. Literary analysis: Letter from Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr. (2012)Pp.1-2, Data retrieved from http://www.helium.com/items/811404-literary-analysis-letter-from-birmingham-jail-by-martin-luther-king-jr on May 2, 2013Yokosam Analysis of Martin Luther Kings “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (2010) p.n.d., Dataretrieved from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Analysis-Of-Martin-Luther-King-s-Letter-509007.html on May 2, 2013
  6. 6. Writer’s Surname 5Works CitedDawson,J.C. Literary analysis: Letter from Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr. (2012)Pp.1-2, Data retrieved from http://www.helium.com/items/811404-literary-analysis-letter-from-birmingham-jail-by-martin-luther-king-jr on May 2, 2013Yokosam Analysis of Martin Luther Kings “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (2010) p.n.d., Dataretrieved from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Analysis-Of-Martin-Luther-King-s-Letter-509007.html on May 2, 2013

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