Martin Luther King Ethos Pathos Logos

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“And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.” (MLK, 264). Martin Luther King Jr. was a recognized activist in terms of supporting complete freedom for African Americans. He was a well known author and public speaker who served as a shred of hope for many during the dark times in which racial prejudice was exercised. King expresses his thoughts using logical appeal (logos), as well as emotional appeal (pathos) to support his case and persuade others to support it as well. King’s usage of logos and pathos assisted him greatly in speeches and letters, the effect being the nation we know today. When a large minority of citizens could not apprehend King’s viewpoint, he turned to a logical appeal in order to help others

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