Ethos In The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence is a letter to King George III of Great Britain from the American Colonists who are upset of their poor treatment. The Colonists develop their claims by listing what the King has done unfairly, then explain their previous attempts to petition. Their Purpose is to separate the United Colonies from the British Crown in order to live a better life that is not dictated by one man. They establish the righteousness of their beliefs and their want to leave. The Colonists empathise pathos by repeating the same phrase “He is…”. The effect points out the wrong-doing that the King has done. In addition to pathos, logos is also used in paragraph 30, where they state “They are too deaf to hear the sounds of Justice and Consanguinity”
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