Brutus's Ethos In Julius Caesar

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After the death of Julius Caesar, the people of Rome demanded an answer. An audience gathered to hear both the speeches of Brutus and Mark Antony, since Brutus allowed Antony to speak. Brutus went first, trying to persuade the crowd to realize this was a necessary evil. Mark Antony went after Brutus and took a different approach. He used pathos, which means he appealed to the audiences emotions and feelings. Brutus on the other hand used logos, using reason and facts to get his point across to the audience. Brutus's speech defended the assassination of Caesar. He starts his speech by addressing the audience as, "Romans, countrymen, and lovers!" He begins to call Caesar ambitious and gives his examples. He states, " Had you rather Caesar
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