Human Rights Violation In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Have your human rights ever been violated at school or your workplace? Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. This paper will expose how the writers develop their position on various human rights violations. The texts being used to develop my response are “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr., “Freedom” by Rabindranath Tagore, “In This Blind Alley” by Ahmad Shambu, and “Women” by Alice Walker. In the text, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, King discusses the issue of the human rights violation freedom from discrimination. King uses allusion to support his position on this human right. According to the text, “Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here. Before the pen of Jefferson scratched across the pages …show more content…
The author uses symbolism to support his position. According to the text, “They slit smiles off of lips.” The quote reflects symbolism because “slit” is being used symbolically. No one is literally slicing off people’s lips. “Slit” is used to show how people wanted others to join them in their suffering. The quote supports Shambu’s position because it shows how he believes that is wrong to be forbidden from being joyful. Also, according to the text, “Joy must be hid in closets at home.” This quote reflects symbolism because “closets” is being used symbolically, people are not literally hiding joy in their closets. The closet is representing concealment. This quote also supports the author’s stance on the violation of the human right of pursuit of happiness because it shows that he thinks that he disapproves of oppressing people’s right to the pursuit of happiness is