To Kill A Mockingbird Ethos Analysis

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We all use persuasion in our daily lives, whether it be to convince our friends or for Atticus he has to persuade a jury and a room full racist people. He does this by using ethos and pathos. There is also persuasion in the book itself, convincing the reader that racism is wrong and we need to treat everyone equality no matter of their culture or race.
Atticus uses ethos in his speech when he tries to relate to the jurors on a more personal level by declaring he believes in god. "In the name of God, gentlemen, believe Tom Robinson." By Atticus saying this he is proclaiming he is a believer of god. By voicing that, he is trying to convince they jury that he is one of them. Since most of the jurors believe in a god. By him saying this he is trying to show himself as a believable person by trying to identify as one with the jurors. Atticus continues using ethos throughout his speech to try and declare Tom Robinsons innocence. Atticus also starts to use pathos to maneuver the jury.

Atticus begins to practice the use of pathos by highlighting that the jury has an important role in the court system. The responsibility for the jury …show more content…

The book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is convincing the reader that racism is wrong and needs to have an end put to it because innocent men and women are having injustice because people are not blind to their skin tone. Even though while reading the book the reader can tell the real truth behind the trail, that Mayella was actually in love with Tom Robinson and her father did not approve. The jurors did not see that because all they paid attention to was the man’s skin tone and not the facts. This is showing the reader that because of racism justice is not being severed. The book is trying to persuade the reader that racism is not right and we cannot judge someone based upon the color of their

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