Ethos And Logos In Julius Caesar

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In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare Rome is struck with utter disorder after certain characters use ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate the people of Rome. One character who uses ethos, pathos and logos is Cassius to manipulate Brutus into joining the conspirators. Brutus also uses ethos, pathos and logo to justify his killing of Caesar. Last, Mark Antony uses ethos, pathos and logo to manipulate the Plebeians against Brutus and the conspirators. Thus, Cassius, Brutus and Mark Antony all use ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate one another and bring the people of Rome to their sides, resulting in total chaos.
First, Cassius uses ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate Brutus into joining the conspirators. When Cassius first mentions joining the conspirators Brutus is sceptical and asks him “into what
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First, Brutus uses ethos to justify that his “love to Caesar was no less than his” (III.ii.19). This manipulates the Plebeians into believing he and Caesar have a strong relationship. It also brings the Plebeians compassion and lets them know there is love between them even in his death. Pathos is also used by Brutus to honour Caesar through “tears for his love, joy for his fortune, honour for/ his valour, and death for his ambition.” (III.ii,27-28). This appeals to the Plebeians emotion making them feel as if Brutus’ recognition of Caesar justifies his death. Last, Brutus uses logos to make the Plebeians question if they would “rather Caesar/ were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were/ dead, to live all freemen? (III.ii.22-24). This makes the Plebeians believe Brutus’ compassion towards the people made him kill Caesar. It justifies that Brutus only killed Caesar for the greater good of Rome. In consequence Brutus brings the Plebeians to his side, but Mark Antony has yet to speak and could persuade the Plebeians against
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