Pathos In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote an argumentative letter in response to an editorial written by the moderate white clergymen of Birmingham, Alabama. “The Letter from a Birmingham Jail”.MLK use Dr. King or his full name. argues about the injustices going on in Birmingham and how it’s his business to be involved. He explains why he is in Birmingham and his purpose of writing this letter. MLK appeals to the white clergymen about the encounters by the black race using pathos, logos, and ethos. Martin Luther King appeals to the Birmingham community’s emotions by his use of pathos and his words.“It is even more unfortunate that the city’s white power structure left the negro community with no alternative”.cite MLK explains to the community that there is no other choice for him and the black race, but to protest non-violently against the white power. “Negroes have experienced grossly unjust treatment in the courts”. MLK speaks on how the courts are unfair for blacks and very unjust, this is wrong and not equal. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly”. Doctor King expresses thats …show more content…

“We know through a painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed”. King is saying that freedom is not always free at all, it must be demanded and sometimes taken. Shouldnt everyone have a chance to be free? “We have waited 340 years for our constitutional and God given rights”. He says that rights are God given, and that everyone should have rights. This is not the case in Birmingham, the most segregated city in the nation. “When you have seen vicious bombs, lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim”. How would you feel if people were doing this to you? This is the type of injustices that go on in Birmingham and everywhere else that is

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