Summary Of Pathos Between The World And Me

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Ta-Nehisi Coates primarily uses pathos within his text to convey his experiences and knowledge he has gained in his lifetime. In the book ‘Between the World and Me’, Ta-Nehisi Coates emphasized “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within all of it”. Coates explains the difficulties of living in his own body while having to fear against many different people. I agree with Coates’ statement for he provides several examples on cases where it is not so easy to live within a black body. I found Coates’ use of pathos was the most dominant and altered my perspective. Coates’ use of logos and ethos were practically nonexistent as an appeal compared to pathos. In Coates’ letter pathos appeals to the reader strongly through emotions while ethos and logos struggle to persuade the reader. As I read Between the World and Me, my perspective took many sharp turns after reading countless quotations from Coates. Ta-Nehisi Coates argued “Race is the child of racism, not the father”. Coates explains how that there would not be walls between races but everyone the same. He claims that the start of racism, slavery, and oppression formed the idea of race. The idea that everyone is categorized by the color of their skin is contemporary and hasn’t been around since mind kind was formed. I agree with Coates but also disagree. If racism never developed I believe that there wouldn’t be much talk about race. I see less police
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