Letter From Birmingham Jail Pathos

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Dr.Martin Luther king Jr was a Baptist minister and social activist.He led the civil rights movement and he used non violent protests to get the freedom that other blacks and himself deserved.Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this speech in a time of great civil unrest and the increasing of racial tensions.He showed many outstanding qualities ,perseverance,organizational ideas,dignity and respect. He was influenced by the idea of refusing to cooperate with an evil and unequal system. He was also said to be greatly influenced by many others such as Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Mays, and many more.Martin Luther King, Jr. did many things to bring greater equality to America and to ensure civil rights for all people regardless of race.In his work he used rhetorical strategies such as ethos pathos and logos to promote racial uplift and social change. First King appeals to ethos which is a statement that would possibly qualify him as trustworthy or ethical.The letter from a Birmingham jail is addressed to clergymen who criticized Martin Luther King Jr.'s actions ,they disapproved of SCLC during protests in Birmingham. For example he says “We have eighty five affiliated….i have organizational ties here(LFBJ 1)”.Dr king says this to let his …show more content…

And we can do the same thing to Russia and China."(Page 5)he uses this example to show how corrupt america was because the wrong leaders are in place.The right decisions were not made because of the leaders. He uses the drum major as a symbol as a leader to give his point .King argues that the Drum Major Instinct is one of the leading causes of racism and classism, however, when he gave the sermon it helped the black community in their drive to fight for

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