Cesar Chavez Ethos Pathos Logos

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“The greater the oppression, the more leverage nonviolence holds. Violence does not work in the long run and if it is temporarily successful, it replaces one violent form of power with another just as violent.” -Cesar Chavez “He Showed Us the Way” (Lines 73-77). Chavez employs ethos and logos to help solidify his point, which ultimately helps him forge a convincing argument. Showing the problems with using violence, Cesar Chavez’s article “He Showed Us the Way” proves to the reader that nonviolence is a far better method for achieving one’s goals than violence. Ethos, found abundantly throughout “He Showed Us the Way”, is used to demonstrate the cruelty of violence. Violence, instead of accomplishing one’s goals, only works to slow their progress and to hurt others, Chavez argues, stating that,”If we resort to violence then one of two things will happen: either the violence will be escalated and there will be many injuries and …show more content…

Nonviolent movements and protests have appeared throughout history, most, if not all, eventually achieving what they set out to go. From Dr. Martin Luther King Jrs.’ March on Washington campaigning for civil rights for African-Americans, to the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s demonstrations for voting rights for women, to British Parliament repealing the Stamp Act due to colonial boycotts on tariffed goods, nonviolence has prevailed in being successful. What can be accomplished via war can also be accomplished via peace. People standing up for what they believe in and demonstrating their beliefs peacefully helps accomplish more than them hurting themselves and each other to try to change things. Going out and rioting, burning down and destroying local businesses and institutions is going to get less done than petitioning for redress, such as in the case of Donald J. Trump’s victory in the 2016 US elections in

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