The Purpose Of Education By Martin Luther King Jr. And Wiley College Vs. Oklahoma City College

1194 Words Jan 21st, 2015 5 Pages
Bailey Nielsen
Galloway
College Composition
20 January 2015
Education in Society Within the speeches The Purpose of Education by Martin Luther King Jr. and Wiley College vs. Oklahoma City College from the movie The Great Debaters, there are many different points that can be identified as ethos, pathos, or logos. Logos- In The Purpose of Education, King talks about how even though a person may be educated it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are intelligent. King mentions Eugene Talmadge, whom of which King believed had a better mind than many in Georgia, yet Talmadge thought as King as an inferior being, but he was still considered educated from every logical stand point. Ethos- “We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half-truths, prejudices, and propaganda.” Many decisions within a day are controlled and guided by the things that have already been said to be ‘good’. In order to be good and accepted in society it has to come from source when is credible and reliable but for that to happen someone has to have their own opinion on a matter but with the education system the way it is education is bias knowledge. Pathos- For the Wiley College vs. Oklahoma City College debate, the resolve is “Negroes should be admitted to state universities.” Empathy is gained from the audience as the black students make their case in support of the resolve. While the negative argued that a black student cannot possible succeed in a white college, affirmative states…

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