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Brutus Use Of Ethos In Julius Caesar

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In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare , Brutus and Antony both have different ways of getting the people’s attention through their speeches. Brutus and Antony appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos. Both use them differently to manipulate the people. Brutus uses them to confuse the people to justify the killing of Caesar. Antony uses them to take advantage of the plebeians and turn them against Brutus. Brutus speaks first and appeals to ethos. He says, “Believe me for mine honor” in (III.ii, 15,16) . By this he means that people should listen to him and believe whatever he says because he has reputation as an honorable man. By him being a honorable man he thinks everyone should trust him. Meanwhile Antony speaks in blank verse.
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