Chuther's Vision Of Nonviolent Resistance By Ceaser Chavebedience Rhetorical Analysis

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Martin Luther King Jr. was such an influential man that this article was solely dedicated to him and his vision. This article was written to honor the tenth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s. death. Ceaser Chavez wrote this article to specifically pinpoint Martin Luther Jr’s. vision of nonviolent resistance., how nonviolence is the better choice than violence. He goes on by saying that violence only brings death, chaos, more anger, and it never brings a contemporary solution to the problem. Within this essay he uses many rhetorical devices to emphasize his points. The three main rhetorical devices Ceaser Chavez uses is pathos, ethos, and logos. Pathos, ethos, and logos are the three rhetorics that stand out the most, though, there are …show more content…
Ceaser Chavez created this article in such a way, where you would not notice the rhetoric in it at a first glance. Pathos, pathos is the manipulation or convincing of one’s audience, it conjures mostly the emotion of pity or sadness. The first pathos that is spotted within this article is “Our conviction is that human life is a very special possession given by God to man and that no one has the right to take it for any reason or for any cause however just it may be” (lines 8-11). This is where he is starting to talk about his significant one human life is. This is Chavez’s introduction, he started the article off with a strong pathos. Another example of pathos is “ However important the struggle is and however much misery, poverty, and exploitation exist, we know that it cannot be more important than one human life”(lines 37-39). In these lines Chavez uses a single life to emphasize his point …show more content…
In this article Cesar Chavez uses repetition with the word we. For example “But if we are committed to nonviolence only as a strategy or tactic, then if it falls our only alternative is to turn to violence. So we must balance the strategy with a clear understanding of what we are doing”(Lines 33-36). Another example would be, “ We advocate militant nonviolence as our means of achieving justice for our people, be we are not blind to the feelings of frustration, impatience and anger which seethe inside every farm worker” (Lines 45-48). This is where Chavez is making a point where it is not just one person but everyone including himself. This is a strong point of the article because he is not making it seem where he is higher than everyone else but with them. Within this whole article there is not a single I only we, our, us, or they. He also uses repetition with the word nonviolence. For example “ We are also convinced that nonviolence is more powerful than violence. Nonviolence supports you if you have a just and moral cause. Nonviolence provides the opportunity to stay on the offensive, and that is of crucial importance to win any contest” (Lines 12-16). The main point of this article is nonviolence, so the reason behind this repetition is obvious. Though the way he writes his main objective in these sentences is elegant and makes a

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