Martin Luther King wanted to spark emotion in both the African American and white audience. He wanted to spark the emotion in the African American for them to join the non-violence movement. Dr. King said, “but there is a type of constructive nonviolent tension that is necessary for growth” to bring emotion in fellow African American to the growth of racial equality. He wanted to spark the emotion in the White community to lessening the aggressiveness by giving insight on the everyday life of the African American. In paragraph 10 he quotes, “But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick, brutalize, and even kill your black brothers and sisters with impunity”.
Many are daily coming. ”(44) he is referencing the hundreds of people being converted during the Great Awakening. Using the reference he establishes a more personal trust showing that he is not only a preacher but, a member of society.
In the reading Just Walk on By by Brent Staples, the topic of racial stereotypes surfaces from the man who gets racially profiled quite often as he explains his personal experiences. The author bluntly tries to pass the message that racially judging people is wrong and explaining how it makes the other party ,african americans, feel. When analyzing Staples’ message his rhetorical strategies play a huge role into how his message is perceived. He uses influential diction allowing each word to give an impact unmatched by any white man who tried to convey a black man’s thought process. Staples also appeals to his credibility with the obvious observation that he is a black man talking about his real life experiences.
In Brent Staples essay "Just Walk On By: Black Men and Public Space" Staples uses a lot of diction to puts emphasis on the tensions between the black and white races. It was very clear to point out and say that his target audience are the scared white women and people that get frightened when they see a person of color. Staples knows that there are good and bad black people but regardless of what he thinks of himself others will always look at him different. So to change their ideals he uses strong diction to get them to feel different.
MLK’s use of pathos and repetition is an effective way to persuade his audience about his position on civil disobedience. In King’s speech he says, “Its ugly record of police brutality is known in every section of this country” (King Page 6). This evidence, revealing MLK’s use of pathos, was used to reach out to the emotional citizens who have either experienced or watched police brutality. The use of pathos is effective because it appeals to emotions and the issue of civil rights and civil disobedience. Civil rights is an emotional subject for those who were affected by it, and MLK is proving his argument on civil disobedience.
Taking a look back at paragraph 10, the picture that King paints stirs emotions within the reader. By describing the struggle and horrors that blacks go through, King makes the reader question the current system and why it’s the way it is. The “Letter From Birmingham Jail” is a strong piece of literature that sends an impactful message. He is able to justify all of his actions and effectively persuade the reader into siding with him.
The people in Jonestown believed in all Jim Jones preached to them. Jim Jones used the tactics of being a great communicator, creating a strong message, and creating a hold on the audience to persuade people to commit suicide. A great communicator is someone who can strongly and easily convey a message to an audience, in a way that can be understood. Jim Jones is a perfect example of a good communicator.
Ashe spoke out against racism and discrimination, having experienced it himself. He even founded and became the leading spokesperson for AIDS by founding the Arthur Ashe Foundation for Defeat of AIDS to help people with AIDS and to raise awareness about the life-endangering disease (Kinyatti, 2002). Arthur Ashe, as well as having many significant achievements and overcoming racism, discrimination, and health issues, lit up the world by opening the door for
In addition, King is responding to the detractors of the civil rights movement, who may not understand why such a movement is required. King uses anaphora by constantly repeating the phrase, “your”. This creates a sense of pathos as it connects to the audience and helps the audience understand the perspective of Dr. martin Luther King Jr. & other civil rights activists. The audience sees all the atrocities done to, and still being done to (at the time) minorities, and thus the use of anaphora helps strengthen Dr. King’s appeal to pathos, as the audience now understands the point of view of civil rights
A Summary and Interpretation of “The Anabaptist Vision” In 1944, Harold S. Bender wrote the “The Anabaptist Vision”, which was to reassure the Anabaptists faith, especially during the era of war and poverty in World War II. Violence, hardship, and suffering was felt by the entire world and many people felt lost and restless. Bender encouraged people, particularly the Anabaptists and Mennonites, by retelling the history of the Anabaptist faith which was also full of hardships and suffering. Consequently, it was to explain the origin and reason behind the Anabaptist faith and to possibly remind the people of why they had chosen to become Anabaptists.
Pathos is implemented in the essay when the author talks about gay marriage, tapping into the audience’s values and beliefs along with emotions. He also plays with emotions talking about the injustices in society and fighting corporate America, giving readers a sense of patriotism. Graham redefines terms in the text that make his bias seem more reliable, along with using loaded language to give additional sentiment. Ethos is not established until the end of the article, where there is a box showing the author’s long list of experience, making him seem more
Interview#3(1970-80) Bill Bryan was born on June 8, 1977. He is currently 38 years old. Bill grew up in a religious household. His family was very much into politics and history. He and his family were huge Reagan fans.
Malcolm X’s use of such radical ideas and solutions to the civil rights problems of his day, and MLK’s use of historical examples they captivate their audience and through logos and convince them of their views. Malcolm X completely shatters his listeners’ beliefs, using a roundabout form of rhetoric: he uses harsh language that seems to degrade his audience, while, at the same time, he increases their self-confidence subconsciously through their emotions and through logos builds in their minds the necessity to fight for equality. MLK uses analogies and enthymeme to relate to his audience the importance of equality in order to construct logos in the mind of his audience and convince them of the logic behind back equality. Through the use of appropriate elements of logos, MLK and Malcolm X appeal to logos to make an effective
This consequently created a genuine hate in his heart. With his upbringing in mind Malcolm wanted to create a change not only for him but for his people, the black race. With that goal in mind he began to speak to the masses about the mistreatment by preaching, giving speeches , and being in interviews . Malcolm x got his message out to the black people and the whites listened as well. Not only was
“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”: Text Analysis In the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Jonathan Edwards proclaims that without God’s courageous heart and belief in each and every one of us, we would all be suffering in the furnace of Hell, accompanying the devil. He makes this known by using many occurrences of imagery, and metaphors; Edwards’s style of writing and frightening diction also assists in getting his point across to the audience. Edward’s sermon, reaching out to all religious followers, helps to comprehend the faith and wrath that God possesses. Edward uses the metaphor “…the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart.”