Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" was a pleasure to read, and the tension of the civil rights movement during that time built quickly. On rereading, I had time to admire King's strategies through the use of ethos, logos, and pathos. On reflection, I was able to understand and appreciate the way King expressed significance of the civil rights movement.
This letter is unquestionable a work of art. It is not a
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less than brotherhood, I beg God to forgive me."
We know that the civil rights movement is significant in King's letter because he tells us so, but beyond that we recognize that the event reveals something important about the images that plagued American society. King allowed us to gain insight into whom he was and what African Americans had to endure to ensure their freedom. Yet he emotionally and rationally provided mindful and well-presented perspectives.