Ethos Pathos In Julius Caesar

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What would he do if his close friend was just murdered by a group of people he knew? In the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, Caesar (the title character) was killed by a group of conspirators. Caesar’s closest friend, Marc Antony, was enraged by his death and wanted revenge on the conspirators who killed him. However, Antony couldn’t kill the conspirators so he turned a crowd of confused mourners into a chaotic mob with a well spoken speech. In the speech he used ethos, patho, and logos. These persuasive techniques were used to swade the crowds thoughts and action toward the conspirators. Antony used one of the techniques ethos, which was a technique that is ethical and moral. This was to make himself, Brutus, and the conspirators known to the crowd. “For Brutus is an honorable man; So are they are, all honorable men”(3.2. Line 85-86). Antony keeps calling Brutus and the conspirators honorable men but towards the end of his speech, he turns the word honourable into a insult. Antony does this to show the crowd who they really are and not to trust them. He is also telling the crowd that what the conspirators did, was not an honorable…show more content…
This technique was called logos and it appealed to logic. “The evil that men do lives after them… So let it be with Caesar”(3.2. Line 78-80).Antony is saying that yes, Caesar did do some bad things that everyone remembers. But don’t forget about all of the good thing he did too. “I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?” (3.2. Line 99-100). Antony is stating facts right now, he reminds the crowd of how they loved Caesar so much, that they were willing to just him the crown. He also reminds them that Caesar refused the crown and asks if that is ambition because it is not. Logos justs adds to all of the other techniques he used to win over the crowd and make then into a the mob that Antony
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