Out of the two personal appeals MLK used, I would say he mainly used pathos. This is because if you can reach the good in people you can truly move them. Dr. King realized this and often exploited it. He was a very good persuader and could twist your emotions at will. This is why his speeches were so powerful and why he’s famous.
Is a unjust law one that doesn’t bind lawmakers to obey ?. Is one justified when disobeying an unjust law ? . I believe that there is a difference between laws like MLK. However, the law is the law, and when disobeyed whether unjust or just, consequences will be determined “by the code of the law”.
He uses children because they are young and innocent and having to live such a rough life. Children also are new to the world and them having to grow up with it like it is normal is very pessimistic for the audience. Overall, King’s letter is very persuasive. His logical appeal does a good job making the reader understand why there should be no more segregation by explaining why there is no reason to segregate, especially after how long and rough it has been. His emotional appeal was the most persuasive as it really grabbed the reader’s attention and made a sorrowful
LFBJ Martin Luther King (MLK) uses Pathos to persuade his readers and uses rhetorical questions. MLK appeals to his audience when he states, “ In justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” (King 6) MLK. MLK used pathos here to link with the reader’s emotions. It makes the audience think about justice vs. injustice. MLK also uses rhetorical devices to persuade the audience.
Depending on the audience and occasion, Martin Luther King Jr. uses different types of persuasive appeal in his writing. Sometimes he appeals to logic. This is called logos. Sometimes he appeals to the emotions. This is called pathos.
MLK also uses an analogy in his letter, by comparing himself to the Apostle Paul. MLK states in paragraph 3, “...just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town.” King uses an analogy to give his audience an idea of what he is doing when fighting for civil rights. Lastly, King uses a rhetorical question in his letter. He asks the question on page 278 in paragraph 24, “But is this a logical assertion?” MLK uses this question to make his
Ethos- rehtorical appeal that creates a trust between the writer and the reader. It is ethics or the moral principal of the writer. Pathos- rhetorical appeal that appeals to emotion. The writer will use this appeal to engage the readers’ emotion. Logos- rhetorical mode that appeals to logic.
of diction that creates a logical and emotional appeal on the audience. The main target of this speech is toward the African – American’s living in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. opens up his speech stating that he is grateful for everyone who attended “the greatest demonstration of freedom”. At this point this speech is already creating an appeal of pathos. He then goes on to create a very logical appeal when stating that the Emancipation Proclamation gave “hope to millions of Negro slaves who had seared in the flames of withering injustice”.
Martin Luther King uses argument techniques to achieve his purpose by the way he is taking things. He is wanting to get his point across of what he is saying, thats why he is repeating himself. King wanted the audience to be persuaded to listen and help them understand why these things are important. He is argument techniques that he has are important and good because he is very passionate about what he is talking