To Kill A Mockingbird Ethos Pathos Logos

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In 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The story takes place in a small town in the deep South in the 1930’s. Lee wrote the novel to challenge her audience’s racist views of society. Atticus Finch, a white lawyer defends Tom Robinson, a black man who was accused of raping a white girl. The novel explores race relations and questions whether people are inherently good or evil. In his final speech to the jury, Atticus uses logos, pathos, and ethos in an attempt to convince the jurors to give Tom a fair verdict and look past their racial biases. Atticus begins his closing argument by appealing to logos. He reminds the jury of the lack of evidence produced in the case, and tells

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