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09/04/2019

Synthesis essay?????????????????????????

QUESTION
Synthesis essay?????????????????????????
I don’t really understand what I have to synthesize for these essays? does anyone know a good synthesis, question or statement for MLK’S letter from Birmingham and Thoreau’s Civil disobedience? You must compare the two of them!

ANSWER
Have you read them?

My guess is you are expected to point out the similarities and differences. I presume MLK was influenced by Thoreau. I’d also assume that Thoreau envisioned a different set of social problems that MLK faced.

These might be starting points for your essay, after you’ve read the texts in question. Thoreau can be a bit of a bore, but MLK was a stirring speaker. I’d think his speeches might be good to read. You might even find them on tape or video somewhere. Maybe on the web.