Critical Essay

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Choose one argument from the historic American or global works listed in the “Supplemental Readings” section of the course lessons. Decide whether this argument is successful or not. If you decide this essay is successful, discuss why. You may use the structure of the argument, the tone, and the various types of support (ethos, pathos, and logos) as proof of the argument’s success. Make sure that your thesis has an introduction that contains a hook and a thesis, body paragraphs that discuss one proof at a time (one paragraph per example), and a conclusion. If you decide that the essay is not successful, then discuss the fallacies that the argument makes. You are still required to have a strong introduction (hook and thesis), body paragraphs that discuss one fallacy at a time, and a conclusion. You may also discuss how the essay is successful with reservations. In this case, point to both the support and the fallacies you have found in the work. This paper should be at least 700 words, but no more than 850. The paper should be formatted correctly MLA style and written in third person (do not use the words I, me, us, we, or you) Part 1 Thesis statement: As blacks moved into the 20th Century, two great leaders debated the plight of the Negro race. W.E.B. Du Bois’ uses pathos and logos to create a compelling argument in his “of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others” essay. Outline: Introduction: This essay will examine and discuss the contradictory philosophy between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. It will also compare and contrast the leadership style of both great leaders and show how they helped shape the future for the Negro race. Thesis statement: W.E.B. Du Bois’ uses pathos and logos to create a compelling argument in his “of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others” essay. Par. 2 1. Topic sentence : Born a slave, Booker

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