Logos In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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King's fundamental argument in the Birmingham letter is that racial injustice toward the black community in America is a result of ongoing support from the white community, notably from influential communities in politics and church. Dr. King uses Ethos most effectively, through the use of this statement where he says “I have the honor of serving as president of the southern christian leadership conference.” (King, 1963, Letter from Birmingham Jail) this is significant because he is attempting to show that he has the capabilities to run as a president and stop all the discrimination. This quote is extremely effective in persuasion in “Letter from a Birmingham Jail." Not only do we see an example of this here, we also see it when he says “the political leaders consistently refused to engage in good faith negotiation.”(King, 1963, Letter from Birmingham Jail) Additionally this demonstrates how he can be more efficient than other political leaders due to the fact that they do not engage in any of the threats African Americans receive. …show more content…

Martin Luther King Jr’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail." He uses logos to prove his point and add logic and reason to his point. We see this especially when he says “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”(King, 1963, Letter from Birmingham Jail) This quote in particular really gives reason for people to fight for the injustices in America. Simply using a pint of common sense of the reader. One last example that really stuck out is when he says “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere..”(King, 1963, Letter from Birmingham Jail) Additionally this shows that we should take care of it just because in your hometown it's happening it is happening everywhere and must be

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