consider the rhetorical power of Kings Letter from Birmingham Jail, especially its consideration of the idea of law. To do this, you will need to consider opposing arguments; lay out at least two of Dr. Kings; make one of your own; then offer a counterargument to your own before concluding.
The structure of your essay should look something like this:
I. Introduction (thesis statement at the end; remember, a paragraph should have at least three sentences)
A. Summary: Alabama clergymens argument for stopping the demonstrations
B. Summary: Overview of Kings Letter from Birmingham Jail
1. King: argument for continuing lawful protest
2. King: another argument for continuing the demonstrations
C. Your Argument: which of the arguments above is most persuasive? Why?
D. Counterargument: what argument could you make against your own?
III. Conclusion (including a refreshing restatement of your main idea and of the validity of your own argument)