Which of the following statements from "letter from birmingham jail" does not specifically dr. king to establish credibility with the white clergymen? question 6 options: just as the apostle paul left his village of tarsus and carried the gospel of jesus christ to the far corners of the greco roman world, so am i compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own town. my dear fellow clergymen: while confined here in the birmingham city jail, i came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely." i have the honor of serving as president of the southern christian leadership conference, an organization operating in every southern state, with headquarters in atlanta, georgia.
I would say that whatever comes next, the second one doesn't help him cross bridges. King is going to set the stage for a You said they said kind of argument which hardly ever gets anyone anywhere.
The first one is fine. It's just two allusions to the Bible which help King justify his reasons for spreading his ideas. The comparison might be a bit harmful, but maybe not as bad as the second one.
The third one just states a fact. He may be flaunting his status and if he is, that's not going to help matters. This is a colored organization: it may offend the white population. It shouldn't but it might. King really is just stating a fact.
I'd still pick B, but don't be surprised if it is C.
Explanation: The king uses this allusion to make a point that the legacies his forefathers laid must be continued through his generation and beyond
Martin Luther King used this allusion to B) emphasize the morality of his cause.
To understand this we need to analyze both elements. First of all this allusion communicates that paul the apostle left his home to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the extents of the empire so men could be saved. Second, Martin Luther King left his comfort zone to deliver a message of freedom and liberty to inform everyone about liberty as a human right.
The excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” King uses this allusion to emphasize the morality of his cause.
In terms of historical significance, Dr. King uses this allusion, to cast his struggle. He draws the comparison with the events that people are more familiar with. Through his arguments, he states that whatever he does in monumental and to be written in history books for the generations to come.
Through the allusion of Apostle Paul, the sacred oath he took reminds his reader the similarity of the oath that they all have taken and that at the time of exclusion he calls forth the devotion to truth and justice.