- -Part A: What is the author’s primary claim? Part B: How effectively does the author support the claim with evidence? Explain your reasoning on whether he is very effective, or not very effective, and why.
- Gandhi's primary claim is that British rule inside of India must end. Gandhi supports his claims concisely and adequately, touching on the exploitation of the Indian people by the British imperialists, the growing amount of poverty in India, and the unjust taxes being implemented on the Indian people, and how they can’t keep up with the taxes, due to poverty in India. Gandhi was very effective in his conveyance of his message. Not only did he supply concise reasoning and evidence to back his claims, but he also held peaceful protests to get the British to acknowledge the current state of India.
- -How do the author's reasoning and evidence support his/her claims?
- He uses real-life evidence and events that were occuring in India at that time to back his claims and to further explain the reasoning for his letter.
- -What details show the author's argument or claim is effective, persuasive, or biased.
- Gandhi’s argument is persuasive, with the prime intent to convince, or persuade Lord Erwin to lift India being controlled under Britain. He uses practical examples, like the growing concern for poverty in India, and the unfair taxes introduced, and then connects the two problems and shows how the country will only become more impoverished if more taxes that the citizens can’t pay for , like the salt tax, keep being implemented.
- -Are there false statements or fallacious reasoning within the passage? How do you know?
- There were not any fallacies in this letter because Gandhi’s was generally just a good man, trying to create peace. He had no intent in creating conflict, nor lying to get what he wanted done.
- -Part A: How does Gandhi’s rhetoric convey the point of view? Part B: Select two details from the text that support your answer.
- Gandhi’s used logos throughout the entire letter blatantly. This can be proven by his use of his own personal recollections of the current state of India at the time, being impoverished, and oppressed by an oppressive government and military. Gandhi also uses logos in his overall message, which is to create a solution as peaceful as possible. Gandhi approached the subject very logically, with the intent to stop the British oppression and taxes without conflict or violence.
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