If an author grabs the reader in an emotional way, they allow their defensive block to be unguarded. Dr King first portrays a situation of when the reader has to explain to a six-year-old child that Fun Town is closed to color children, immediately this starts working on the guard. “ When you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six-year-old daughter why she can’t go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Fun Town is closed to colored children, and see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky, and see her beginning to distort her personality by developing an unconscio...
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...pt the fact that the idea is morally acceptable; Dr. King uses the example of how brutally the African-Americans are mistreatment in the city jail. Logos explains how logically this idea makes sense; Martin Luther King Jr. uses how America is punishing the robbed instead of the robber. All in all having an emotional connection, passing the moral test and the logical test the mind can accept the authors idea.
King, Martin Luther. "Letter from Birmingham Jail." English 121 Readings Pikes Peak Community College. Boston, New York: Benfords/ St. Martin's, 2010. 112-26. Print.
Lunsford, Andrea A., and John J. Ruszkiewicz. Everything's an Argument: with Readings. Vol. 5. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. Print.
Lunsford, Andrea A., Paul Kei. Matsuda, and Christine M. Tardy. Everyday Writer. 4th ed. New York, NY: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009. Print.
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