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Pros And Logos In Thomas Jefferson's Declaration Of Independence

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In the “Declaration of Independence”, Thomas Jefferson has successfully used logos and pathos to argue with the Great Britain that the thirteen colonies, the Americans, all have the right of freedom by first claiming that all are created equal (logos), before condemning the tyrannical nature of the King of Great Britain and his wrongdoings upon the colonies throughout the history. He tried to talk it out with the Britain, tried to reason with them, even warned them, but after all, the only solution, the only way the thirteen colonies can be free from the tyranny of Great Britain is war (pathos). “We hold these truths to be self-evident. that all men are created equal, ...Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Jefferson 770). Thomas…show more content…
After claiming their Rights and equality, Thomas Jefferson condemned the present King of Great Britain for his ignorance to their well being as a ruler, his tyrannical nature as a king, as well as his usurpation toward his colonies, and his unquenchable greed that terrorized his own people. Established by the Great Britain, the colonists were bound under it naturally, but after time they were seriously mistreated by their own governor, publishing high taxes and demanding unreasonably expensive fee to its army, disregarding of their (the colonists) situation. When Thomas Jefferson was writing the Declaration of Independence, almost the whole one-third of its length was to record of the Britain King’s evil doings, therefore, such ruler, “whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” Therefore, they must break free from this…show more content…
In the middle, the fire calmed down, but it kept going on with the burning ember waiting to erupt once again, and slowly boiled our blood as Jefferson listed out the crimes that the King of Great Britain has committed upon his own people, the colonists. Finally, announcing that such ruler is “unfit to be ruler of a free people”. Jefferson ultimately brought the argument to its climax (pathos), with increased pace toward the end as he declared the independence of the States, unleashing the burning rage of the colonists toward the Great Britain, while blessing them with a holy sense of pride. This is not just the declaration of independence, this is the call to
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