Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonviolence, Civil disobedience Pages: 4 (1120 words) Published: February 28, 2011
1. What are the three ways in which the oppressed meets oppression?

One way is Acquiescence, Another way is Physical Violence and corroding Hatred, Third way is nonviolent resistance.

2. In paragraph 1, what ironic behavior is revealed about the slaves’ attitude toward their deliverer? The slaves do not welcome their deliverers.
3. What story in history does King allude to or compare the plight of the American Negro? The ways of meeting oppression
4. What are “freedom of exhaustion” and the “yoke of oppression?” Freedom of exhaustion: ”nonviolence” basically means a person who is not violent or a nonviolent person, so the oppressed person tend to act in a negative behavior such as “Singing and making themselves feel worst rather than better.” Yoke of oppression: Yoke means to join together, or pair up. Yoke of oppression in my understanding is African Americans being mistreated, so they finally decide to fight back so they join together and start these ways of oppression. 5. What is meant by, “They prefer the ‘fleshpots of Egypt’ to the ordeals of emancipation?

What is meant is the slaves rather be slaves and not face a new life because they simply gotten used to being slaves, they accepted themselves are slaves, and they got comfortable there, or rather they made some sort of community where all their families are there, and they got comfortable. 6. In what ways can the oppressed become as evil as the oppressor?

The oppressed becomes as evil as the oppressed when the oppressed by acting in a negative ways, the oppressed must cooperate with the “Acquiesce” system. To achieve that, the oppressed must not act in negative ways, as the example the author states “A Negro guitarist used to sing almost daily: Been down that road so long that down don’t bother me” (page 1) that behavior effect the life of the oppressed which makes the oppressed just as evil as the oppressor.

7. What is the responsibility of the oppressed if he is...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free