twelve through fourteen is the most persuasive section of the
Letter from Birmingham Jail. These paragraphs claim if we do not
demand the things we want and continue to wait for the right time
and be patient with the oppressors our goal will never be reached.
It states that, We know through painful experience that freedom is
never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by
the oppressed.In the Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther
King uses pathos, logos, and ethos to really convey his message.
Though he uses all three very effectively, King most effectively
uses pathos and logos by giving illustrations of what African
Americans faced every day, examples in history in which the law was
not right, and the make-up of a just or unjust law.
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One way King uses ethos is by quoting multiple historical figures in his speech in order to get to the point across that being an extremist is not necessarily evil. Some historical figures he lists are Peter, an extremist for the Gospel, Abraham Lincoln, an extremist for liberty, and Thomas Jefferson, an extremist for equality. These men were great, and through seeing how these men were extremists, you can see how the clergymen were wrong in saying that extremists are bad. Kings list of historical figures is effective in ethos because it made people believe that extremist can be very powerful and right. In the Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King used ethos, pathos, and logos. He did not use ethos as much as he used pathos and logos. These rhetorical strategies was used to persuade his listeners. Pathos and logos was the most effectively used rhetorical strategies used. In paragraphs twelve through fourteen is were he uses rhetorical strategies the most, which means these were the paragraphs he persuaded he listeners to end
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