Analysis Of Pyle's Ethos Pathos Logos

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While Pyle believes that the Vietnamese are only spreading communism under orders from the Soviet Union, Fowler understands that they are choosing to take on a communist government because it suits their needs best. In a discussion with Fowler over the desires of the Vietnamese people, Pyle explains, “They’ll be forced to believe what they are told and won’t be allowed to think for themselves” (Greene 86). In this assumption, Pyle uses logos as a way of persuasion to convince Fowler that his idea is obvious. Pyle believes that the Soviets are controlling the Vietnamese, which is parallel to the United States’ idea that Ho Chi Minh was a puppet for Stalin. However, Fowler notices that the Vietnamese were chasing after their own interests, rather…show more content…
While further explaining to Pyle the desires of the Vietnamese people, Fowler asks, “Do you think the peasant sits and thinks of God and Democracy when he gets inside his mud hut at night?” (Greene 87). Using this rhetorical question, Fowler makes it obvious that the Vietnamese just want a way out of poverty. The Vietnamese people struggled with being poor and Communism would better the economy. After the Geneva agreements, Ho Chi Minh, the leader of the Communist movement in Vietnam, reveals his plan of establishing a unified government by stating, “I am confident that they will place natural interests above local interests, permanent interests above temporary interests and join their efforts with the entire people in strengthening peace, achieving unity, independence and democracy all over the country” (Ho, “Geneva”). Ho Chi Minh’s motivations had nothing to do with the desires of the Soviet Union, it was to make Vietnam a better country for its people. This exactly supports Fowlers idea that the Vietnamese only wanted freedom and unity. This makes Fowlers perspective the more justifiable
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