Rhetorical Analysis Of Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Birmingham City Jail “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”(King 582). Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Civil Rights activist and clergyman, who was arrested in 1963. King was arguing that the citizens of a nation are interconnected and that it is wrong to accept justice in some locations, but injustice in others. King was put in jail because he and others were protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. King uses ethos, logos and pathos to show the criticism, logic and emotions in his story. First the letter employs assertive but respectful tone to make arguments. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is referred to as a civic and religious leader whose presence is desired by the people of the city. King uses ethos

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