Pathos In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King Jr wrote The letter from Birmingham Jail because the white clergymen through him and his pro black American organization in jail. They were demonstrating non-violent actions against racial justice and injustice of black Americans in Birmingham. Kings thesis was "Reasonable refutations of the white clergyman's criticism of his direct action – nonviolent resistance campaign was "unwise and untimely”. His reasonings are that direct action is the only way for a compromise when the white people fail to negotiate with him and his group. He wants justice for his people and then wait to get that is to stand up and fight. Pathos was used in "African Americans have waited more than 340 years for their rights! Can't wait any longer.".

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