Effective Use Of Ethos And Pathos In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”, surely was meant for entertainment and to be informative, on the other hand it also displays complexity of humans. Shakespeare constantly uses the writing format of ethos, pathos and logos throughout this play. Ethos and pathos are used to persuade people in devious ways, as Brutus is persuaded to overthrow Caesar and become the new Emperor of Rome. Shakespeare wrote “Julius Caesar” for later generations to remember the history, which took place, as he did state, this play shall be rehearsed in various forms. Although his main intention is to entertain people with his play and to show how easy people in negative or positive aspects manipulate their peers. For example, Brutus at first wanted no part in the assassination in Caesar, he had respected him and believed Caesar was fit for Rome. After, Brutus’ peers threw fake letters into his window that …show more content…

Although Brutus believed he was better fit for Rome than Caesar, he was not fully convinced as you can tell before he stabs Caesar. Brutus was hesitant to kill Caesar, Brutus must’ve became overwhelmed by the whole senate glaring at him and couldn’t think what to do for a while. This is relevant today in the world; kids all around the world try to stay away from drugs, negative, and etc. Their peers are the ones are who manipulate them by using peer pressuring them, just as Brutus was peer pressured by the majority of the Rome senate. Julius Caesar was astonished that Brutus was also involved in his assassination, as he said “Et tu Brutus?” Caesar must’ve believed Brutus was a mentally strong mind that wouldn’t be brought into the peer pressure of the corrupt senate of Rome. Shakespeare tried to display to the audience that even the people who you think are on your side turn out to be against you. For example, Caesar hath loved Brutus, as Brutus loved him

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