Argical Analysis Of Solzhenitsyn's Men Have Forgotten God

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Solzhenitsyn’s Men Have Forgotten God, reflects upon the spiritual life of Soviet Russia in 1970. At the time of his speech, Soviet Russia was taking away parents from the children so the children could not adopt the faith of their parents. At the same time, they were also taking away priest, nuns, and monks were rounded up and killed either by shooting or by freezing to death. With all this religious persecution and time of mass chaos, the church was weak if existent at all. Note that the already religious personnel were not weak but the church was weakened by the massacres. Solzhenitsyn appeals to ethos when he starts the paragraph by showing his background, specifically when he states that he read hundreds of books and read interviews (Solzhenitsyn, 1970), with this statement he tries to show that he is knowledgeable by saying he has read …show more content…
He also builds upon Pathos with saying that Christians were tortured and even killed during the aftermath of the revolution (Solzhenitsyn, 1970), to try and show how the Christian were mistreated by the Russians and disregarded as mere criminals. On the other side of pathos, He points out that forgetting God makes us failures as an appeal to human pride. On the same note, Solzhenitsyn states that “…to employ poison gas, a weapon so obviously beyond the limits of humanity.” (Solzhenitsyn, 1970) to demonstrate that some humans take too much power into their hands and take other people’s life. One of the final ways that he builds pathos comes when he states “Such hatred is in fact corroding many hearts today.” (Solzhenitsyn, 1970) He says this to try and say that there needs to be love that enters the heart of the people instead of the hatred that already inhabits their

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