The letter was based on a total of nine criticisms; one of them being “It is not the
King’s place as an outsider to interfere with Birmingham.” Dr. King contradicts this statement using three points in his letter. The first is that he is the President of the (SCLC) Southern Christian Leadership Conference and that he was invited there to engage in a nonviolent direct-action program. Also like Apostle Paul he was called to spread the gospel and that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. King’s direct choice of words emphasis that the violent actions in Birmingham affects all of the South and the they are the root of the problem.
A main theme seen throughout the letter is Race. The mistreatment of the Black community in Birmingham …show more content…
King uses a type so diction with imagery, and allusion to make his audience think making the impact of the letter linger after they have read it. He uses allusion when he makes a reference to the Bible because it is considered to be holy and truthful, also because it is a reference that most everyone would understand. In the quote “as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she can't go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children.”He created a picture of a poor six year old girl’s face and what might have been a mother or father disheartened at the fact that her innocent child will forever have a bitterness towards the white