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David Masciotra Ethos

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Why in America, if you put a white male in an uniform with a gun, is he considered a hero? David Masciotra, author of You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy, uses various rhetorical strategies; primarily appealing to ethos and pathos. He denounces those who join the armed forces, because not all of them deserve or have the right of being titled as “hero”. He utilizes ethos by using renowned figures all from different backgrounds to depict credibility in his argument. Masciotra also appeals to pathos through his usage of imagery and diction. To support his stance on soldiers and police officers falsely labelled as heroes, Masciotra uses an array of rhetorical strategies. Masciotra
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