Pathos Death List

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The “Death List Shows Few Identified” article provoked an emotional response in the reader, also known as pathos in literature. As the reader, I was irate at the Triangle Fire Company for allowing 146 people to be killed in the fire. By listing each victims’ name (or description of a body), were also feelings of sorrow and pity for those that were victims and the victims’ families of the fire as well as incredulity at how atrocious the event actually was (with all the unidentifiable, burned bodies). I could not believe how young some of those killed in the fire were. The article wanted me to prevent anything like this from ever happening again. The emotional response was what the author was aiming for.
The Progressive Era in United States
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