Hiroshima And Nagasaki Ethos Pathos Logos

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The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki lead to the death of many Japanese civilians. These deaths still to this day weight heavy on the hearts of the Japanese people. Geoffrey shepherd's article attempts to persuade his audience that the atomic bombs should have never been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Geoffrey Shepherd attempts to build his argument using pathos to appeal to the emotions of his audience. This emotional appeal is found in the second paragraph in the first and second sentence which states “the bombings probably killed more than 200,000 Japanese civilians and maimed untold more. Such destruction stirs me to sorrow and outrage” Such words stir emotions of sadness and pain to the audience persuading them that the bombings should have never occured because it is inhuman. Another example of a strong use of pathos or appeal to emotion is displayed on the last …show more content…

For example in paragraph one sentence one he wrote “This month marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” This is not a very strong use of logos because it does not support the fact that the bombings were wrong, this does not support his argument of “repugnant” acts it simply states and acknowledges the fact that day was the anniversary. Another example of a weak use of logos is the first sentence of the second paragraph “The bombings probably killed more than 200,000 Japanese civilians…” This specific piece of evidence would be acceptable and a good use of logos if Shepherd’s wouldn't have used the word “probably” that word means he is not sure if that’s the exact number but he believes it sounds well. Geoffrey’s use of logos and factual information is very weak in this article making the article a little harder for readers to sympathize with if the audience is not emotional most people make decisions based on facts and not

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