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Martin Luther King Jr and Antigone are very different people however they have quite similar aspirations Antigone and MLK had ambitions of fighting injustice and they tried to achieve them by standing up for what they believe in Antigone uses more of her religious views to help her case while MLK uses more logic and allusions to help his case Antigone and MLKs speeches use great words to help justify their beliefs however because of their different time periods they use different types of references to help them obtain their goals MLK uses references towards historical and political figures to show his stance on the United States Government during his time In a nut shell MLK is describing his beliefs in just and unjust laws in his writing An unjust law as stated by MLK is one that is a mode that is out of harmony with the moral law St Augustine said An unjust law is not a law at all MLK uses this quote to justify his case and to establish credibility within his argument in how he backs up his beliefs with that of St Augustine on an unjust law He stands up behind St Thomas Aquinas quote saying an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law The quotes from St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas are used by MLK to sway the readers mind into being on MLKs side because past political figures have stated the exact message he is trying to get across Throughout his writing he keeps a neutral and calm attitude to show he has no fear of punishment for saying what he believes in and stands up for He says he was called an extremist He then goes on and compares himself Abraham Lincoln in how they both stood up for something they believe
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