Letter From Birmingham Jail

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A Comparative Analysis of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil with King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail This is a comparative analysis of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Nietzsche was a famous philosopher recognized for his brilliance in philology who believed in materialism over transcendence. Nietzsche promotes that societies should follow aristocracy and that they should exercise their will to power. He also believes that humans are no different from beast and that there is no God. Friedrich Nietzsche’s wrote many books that harshly criticized Christianity such as Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885), the Anti-Christ (1895), and The Gay Science (1882). He also wrote books such as On the Genealogy of Morals (1887), and Beyond Good and Evil (1886) that stated the importance of aristocracy and how people should use the will to power. King was a humanitarian activist who believed in transcendence and used his Christian…show more content…
He uses both the Bible and famous statements and terms used by famous philosophers such as Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Buber, Socrates, and Paul Tillich to support and develop his system of the unfairness of segregation and unjust laws. He uses the unjust laws that are used against African Americans as both his reason and evidence against segregation and unjust laws. Martin Luther King Jr. uses logical appeals such as deducting reasoning, and facts as actual evidence to appeal to his critics. King accuses his critics by stating that even though they agree with king that segregation is wrong, they do not agree with king’s method of action. They would rather want order instead of justice even though white people have more rights than black people. Also, show how the people of Alabama are guilty of
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