Ethos, Logos And Pathos In The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

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Persuasive Precision In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Ethos, Logos, and Pathos play an essential role in transforming a shocked, confused crowd of mourners, into an angry mob of rioters. Antony’s persuasive speech proves to be influential on the crowd, especially in Act III, Scene II. Antony utilizes Ethos, Logos and Pathos to completely change the mood of the crowd. The first way Antony turns the crowd against Brutus is through the persuasive power of Ethos. In an effort to persuade the crowd, Antony uses Ethos as a persuasive technique in regards to credibility and power. Antony first states,” He was my friend, faithful just to me:” (Shakespeare 3.2.) In this quote, Antony is promoting Caesar for his good qualities, in hopes that others will see him in a similar light. He wants the crowd to truly understand what is going on. Antony hopes he can persuade the crowd against Brutus. Then, he also states,” Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him!” (Shakespeare 3.2-)In this quote, Antony is referring to how loved Brutus was by Caesar. Antony wants the crowd to ponder why if Caesar was so loved by Brutus, why would …show more content…

Logos is the appeal to logic or reason of the three techniques. Antony implements logos when he states, “He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious”? (Shakespeare 2.3) With this quote, Antony is trying to make the point that Caesar was not ambitious because he filled the general coffers, not his own. He helped others before he helped himself. Additionally, he states,” You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him with a kingly crown,” (Shakespeare 2.3-) With this quote, Antony is referring to how Caesar was presented with a crown but refused. Antony says this to make Caesar look unselfish and that he only has the best intentions for Rome. Antony successfully uses Logos to persuade the

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