Ethos In Julius Caesar And Mark Antony

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Mark Antony Over Marcus Brutus One can see as they read through Mark Antony’s and Marcus Brutus’ speeches, that they left a major effect on the crowd at Julius Caesar’s funeral. The varied reactions out of the crowd were based on the rhetoric these two characters illustrate. They both exercised parts of ethos, pathos, and logos. Mark Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral had more effect on the people of Rome. He forced the people to think and controlled his rhetoric very well to make the crowds listen to him. His appeal was purposed towards making the crowds turn against Brutus. Antony twisted their thoughts into believing what he wanted them to believe. Antony used all three modes of persuasion: ethos, logos, and pathos. Antony begins his long speech by saying,…show more content…
He showed that he cared about what happened to Caesar, and he didn’t just care about why it happened. Brutus was telling the people why he did it, he said, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” The crowds bought it, but they didn’t start thinking hard on it until Antony brought it up and sarcastically said Caesar was an honourable man for doing so. Antony cared about Rome, but he wasn’t going to kill someone over it. Antony showed the crowd the sympathy he had for Caesar’s death by saying, “But yesterday the word of Caesar might have stood against the world; now lies he there. And none so poor to do him reverence.” By saying this, he shows the use of pathos to the crowd, and they completely bought it. Ethos, Logos, and Pathos were used all throughout the speeches. Mark Antony and Marcus Brutus were trying to make the crowd like them, but Mark Antony did a much better job proving his loyalty and trustworthiness. The crowd was effected more from Antony’s because he was subtle by proving Brutus to be the bad guy. We can all learn from how to persuade people by using these three modes of persuasive
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