Ethos In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, Attius Finch uses ethos and logos to convince the jury of Tom’s innocence by saying Mayella kissed a black man and that guilt motivated her. Atticus uses ethos to convince the jury of Tom's innocence by saying that Mayella felt motivated by the guilt she felt about kissing a black man. In the argument Atticus says “Not an old uncle, but a strong young black man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards.” Atticus is saying that Mayella didn’t think of what would happen when she kissed a black man; she only cared about everything after it crashed over her. This helps the case because it shows the only reason Mayella put a man's life at stake was because she felt guilty

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