A Moral Obligation
Socrates’ and Martin Luther King Jr. can relate on the same level or morality. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Civil Rights Activist who stood up against the racial injustices during the 1960’s. He willingly accepted any punishment in consequence of his nonviolent march in D.C. even if he knew that his peaceful protest was not breaking the law. Socrates died a meaningful death by sticking to his wisdom and philosophies when he, too, knew that Athens was unjust in sentencing him to death for harmlessly expanding the minds of the youth. MLK and Socrates’ are similar in these situations because they both complied with the consequence their country gave them. Their acts of heroism would soon stem into change for their country and their compliance shows their uttermost respect for their country.