He used Logos and Pathos by telling facts about racist voting restrictions and then phrased it in a way to make the crowd give sympathy. An example of him using logos and pathos is when he said: “Yet the harsh fact is that in many places of this country men and women are kept from voting simply because they are Negroes.” He said this right after he said “Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.” these two lines shock the audience. These two joined together, is the perfect strategy because when Lyndon Johnson stated what should be and what everyone believed, and then said what the harsh reality was in a negative way, it literally changed the perspective of many Members of congress and many other viewers. Lyndon Johnson’s mix of Pathos and Logos helped convinced the crowd into helping him abolish racist voting restrictions. In the speech “We shall overcome,” Lyndon Baines Johnson used Logos and Pathos to convince the crowd, and backed it up with a strong, determined tone.
He points out the idiocy of slavery since they must do what other men do, but have to actually prove that they are men. He explains the hypocrisy of the people by giving them the perspective of a slave. Fourth of July is just another day to a slave that reminds him even more of his injustice. Prayers, religious celebrations, sermons and hymns are just
Throughout the letter, Douglass’ common theme is one of anti-slavery and often directly attacks Auld’s actions. Douglass goes so far as to demand for another slave of Aulds, Douglass’ grandmother. Douglass uses this opportunity to directly pieces of slavery that are morally wrong to him, eventually going as far as attacking Aulds religious practice (Douglass 105). Douglass finishes his letter by reiterating his intent to publish and publicize the letter to establish a broader opinion against slavery. Douglass does this while maintaining
Malcolm X: This man’s name is a shot at the beliefs of the typical white man of his own era. The "X" symbolizes "the rejection of slave-names' and the absence of an inherited African name to take its place." Likewise, in his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet", Malcolm X harshly criticizes the behavior of the white populace, having no intention to appeal to the ideals of the white community oppressing his people; his method of attack toward the issue of civil rights is in absolute defiance of the strategies used by other civil rights activists of his era, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. King, in his “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” attempts to protect the behavior of his organization while also trying to call upon the community of both the black
This book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is all about racism. There is one character that fights for equality, Atticus Finch. Atticus represents the desire for fairness. He proves some of it in his speech he gives at the courtroom. An example/quote, of his desire for equality is this quote, “…Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury.
Like how Martin Luther King used logos in both “I Have a Dream” and “Letter From Birmingham Jail” he also uses pathos in both of the too. In King’s famous speech “I Have A Dream” uses a lot of emotional language to stir emotions. Near the beginning of the speech King shows what segregation is like toward the average African American. He does this by comparing discrimination to chains. “One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.
In this speech given by Fredrick Douglas, a man fighting for racial equality, Fredrick Douglas uses a precise tone which can only be described as accusatory. He expresses this feeling several times the most prominent of which is "a thin veil covering crimes which would disgrace a nation" (68). This shows that he accuses America for the slavery the slaves are dealt with and claims it is shameful for a country which is supposedly the "country of freedom" to restrict people who have done no wrongs from their freedom. He also accuses them by saying that the boast of celebration they speak is just a thin blanket barely protecting them from being exposed to the cold world around them, so that nobody knows their horrendous secret. One should be able
Du Bois uses many different ways to target the reader. His main purpose in “Of Our Spiritual Strivings”, is to educate mistreated Africans American about demanding equality and rights that were promised to them around the time of the Emancipation Proclamation. Du Bois uses different types of literary devices (mostly personifications) and firsthand accounts stories about injustice to make his point to the reader. For example, Du Bois states, “Will America be poorer if she replaces her brutal dyspeptic blundering with light-hearted but determined Negro humility?” (Du Bois 297). Du Bois is making it seem like America is a person that mistreats African Americans.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American civil rights leader from the 20th century. He opposed the government by looking for fair laws for all people regardless of race. By participating in protests and giving speeches for non-violent civil disobedience he risked his own freedom and ultimately his life. Both figures represent resistance to the government and defiance to certain laws that even though accepted by many, are deemed unjust
The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, but this did not apply to the African Americans until 1863. Benjamin Banneker, the son of a former slave, wrote a letter to Jefferson and Washington in attempt to show them that it did not ring true to all people. He did this by drawing connections from the past to the lives of slaves. Banneker used logos and pathos together to reveal that the idea of slavery is contradictory to what the Americans fought for during the American Revolution. Banneker used logos to remind Jefferson and Washington of the events that transpired before and during the American Revolution to draw out the emotion and victimize the readers.