Examples Of Ethos And Logos In The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

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In Act III, Scene 2 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marc Antony is able to change the mood of the crowd. The commoners transform from a confused, depressed group of people to an angry mob wanting to get back at the conspirators for their despicable action. Antony manages to do so by using ethos, pathos, and logos. These three persuasive techniques all appeal to the audience in a different way. Ethos are phrases that relate to ethics or morals and make oneself sound fair and unbiased. Pathos control the emotions of an audience and evoke a certain feeling to persuade the crowd in this case. Finally, logos convince an audience using reasoning and logic. Antony expresses a variety of persuasive techniques throughout his entire speech and change the mindset of the commoners using ethos, pathos, and logos. In Marc Antony’s speech, he used to persuasive technique known as ethos. First, Antony grabs the people 's’ attention and tells them to hear what he has to say before he begins. For example, Antony says “Believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe” (3.2). Antony is convincing the crowd that he is an honourable man and reminding them to keep an open mind before judging him. The suggests that Antony believes the best way to get through to the people is to tell them his purpose of his speech and that he wants to people to try and hear him out to get everyone thinking the same thing. In the hope that the people stand

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