Pathos is a rhetorical device used for providing emotion to the reader. He wants the reader to feel sympathetic towards the mistreatment of African-Americans. In the introduction, the first rhetorical device he introduced is pathos. Coates present pathos when he introduced Clyde Ross. He titles the first chapter as, “So that’s just one of my losses”.
Some examples of the use of pathos come from “Chapter 4, Sold Again”, it seems that everything is going good, because a man named Daniel Queen was educating him and even became a father figure to him. Then everything abruptly changed when his master decided to sell him and threatened to kill him if he were to get out of his sight. This part of the text changed everything and may even sadden the reader because while reading this part of the text the reader, may think about being in Equianos shoes and how horrible that may be. Equianos needs to make the reader sympathize for him in order to make the reader realize the horrid conditions that he went through in his struggle through
This passage best describes pathos because there is an emotional appeal and it appeals to deeply held values and beliefs. The author is using pathos by sharing the experience he or she had while interacting with these many poor families and it also gave them understanding about their lifestyles and what situations those poor families might have to
For example, Mr.Gilmer uses Pathos when making Mayella explain what happened on the supposed day Tom abused and took advantage of her, the reasoning is that in the book it says “Mayella stared at him and burst into tears. She cover her mouth with her hands and sobbed. ”lee241 When this scene happened Mr.Gilmer was questioning Mayella. This showed a negative holistically in the argument; Pathos was strengthened because of the reason it appealed the audience emotion making them feel bad for her, this helped the argument because the audience felt emotion when Mayella was crying this might cause an unbiased audience to feel and think that Tom could possibly be guilty. Also, Mr.Gilmer used Ethos appealing to the audiences good morals for this reason
Pathos emotionally connects with the reader. Outliers shows many examples, one would be the story of 12-year-old Marita living in a one-bedroom apartment with her mom. To reach her success “I wake up at five-forty-five a.m. to get a head start, I brush my teeth, shower. I get some breakfast at school, if I am running late…” (Gladwell, 264).
In the speech “Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong.” the Author, Johann Hari, has rhetoric, when he uses ethos, logos, and most importantly pathos. Hari uses Pathos when he starts the speech with “One of my earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of my relatives and not being able to.” (00:12) when he says this he is getting the audience to connect with him on a emotional level, by expressing emotion, and that he experienced death, at a young age. Hari also uses pathos when he says “I realized we had drug addiction in my family” (00:12) when Hari says this, he is opening up about something most people don’t just talk about everyday.
According to Everything's an Argument, pathos is defined as using emotional appeal to persuade an audience. An example of how Orwell used pathos to persuade the audience is used very strong words such as “oppressor”, “tyrant”, “savage”, and “crucified” which evoke emotions in the audience. He often referred to the British as oppressor instead of the ruler. Since Orwell used such heavily connotated words, the audience was able to understand how he felt much clearer and it showed he put a lot of thought into his story. The precision in his words helps convince the reader he really did evaluate his whole life after the incident where he shot the
A good example of this is from paragraph seven: “I want a wife who is sensitive to my sexual needs, a wife who makes love passionately and eagerly when I feel like it: a wife who makes sure that I am satisfied” (230). This type of example would serve to stir up some anger or outrage for what is being expected of women at the time making the reader delve deeper into their emotions. Next Brady uses the example of if she ever wanted to replace her current wife with another: “If, by chance, I find another person more suitable as a wife than the wife I already have, I want the liberty to replace my present wife with another… I will expect a fresh, new life; my wife will take the children and be solely responsible for them” (230). After reading this the reader would most likely feel quite upset at the thought of this happening to them; thus firmly connecting Brady to her readers through pathos. In her short essay, “Why I Want a Wife,” Brady uses pathos to connect and appeal to the reader’s emotions while explaining why she wants a wife.
The definition of pathos is the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity, or of sympathetic and kindly sorrow or compassion. In other words, it is a way that authors and/or writers get to the audience’s emotions. Spurlock uses pathos by affecting the emotions of his audience with children. The beginning of the documentary shows kids singing and dancing. That automatically affects people’s emotions.
However, it is effective in Gladwell’s short stories. Pathos evokes strong feelings that we can relate to as the reader, thus making the short stories more effective and the physiological hypothesis discussed easier to understand. In the excerpt is an example, “Boss ran up the street toward Westchester Avenue because he had lost track in the shouting and the shooting of where they were. Later, when the ambulances arrived, he was so distraught, he could not speak… next to Diallo’s bullet-ridden body, and started to cry.” (Gladwell 194)
Pathos is used as an appeal to emotion, often to gain an audience’s investment for a specific purpose. Animal shelter advertisements, car commercials, and even magazines use this method to attract an audience and pull them in by their heartstrings. Rebecca Skloot’s contemporary biography The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is no different, utilizing this method to maintain the audience’s attention and emotional investment in the story.
Pathos is used many times when James is trying to reach the reader 's emotional side. James Hamblin states “You can look back at your responses, remembering the good things and the feeling nostalgic or remembering the bad and feeling resilient” (Hamblin 3). He is telling the reader, when you look back at old messages, pictures, or notes they are going to have at one point either a memorable impact or an upsetting impact. By James saying this in his article he is using pathos by getting the reader to feel those emotions as if they were looking back at their memories right at that moment.
By doing this, Green emphasizes his argument and it helps towards recognizing his perception on patriotism. In attempt to convince his fellow African Americans to enlist in the Union forces, Alfred M. Green uses the appeals pathos and ethos to do so. An appeal to pathos is an appeal to emotion, basically convincing the audience using an emotion