Logos And Pathos In The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

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In Frederick Douglass autobiography called “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” he talks about how he learned to read and writing, what it means to him. And how the slaves master didn’t want the slave knowing how to read and write because that would give them power and if the slave got power they would be equal has white Americans. He also talks about freedom how he makes himself free by learning how to read and write but he’s not fully free yet because African American are still slaves and at the day of the day he is still an African American. Douglass use all three of modes make his argument ethos, logos, and pathos that’s what make his argument strong.

In “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” Douglass communicate
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But Douglass didn’t care and was trying to improve the way he speaks. He appeals to ethos again because slaves never were able to talk about what happened back then for example “Douglass begins to build his ethos in the opening of chapter one when he says that he doesn 't know his birthday, unlike white citizens, who know all the details of their lives. Beginning with this fact establishes that Douglass can be trusted because of his direct personal experience.” Douglass use pathos to get his strong emotion to the reader. The strong emotion he was trying to get a cross is a is scared and angry young slave boy who has been mistreated and rough up by his own slave master. “I used to talk this matter of slavery over with them. I would sometimes say to them, I wished I could be as free as they would be when they got to be men. You will be free as soon as you are twenty-one, but I am a slave for life! Have not I as good a right to be free as you have?” this passage real stood out to me because just the meaning behind the words it gave it a new meaning. Douglass also uses logos to tell the audiences to do something and join the cause to end slavery and to make African American people as equal and goals just like every other American. Douglass talks about his experiences in the way the audience can put them in his shoes as an African American boy growing up as a slave and trying to change the world. Douglass make that argument he makes because slavery is not right and everyone should be equal, have the freedom to do whatever thing they want to do. He knows it’s just the start, it’s going to process to end

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