Examples Of Persuasion In Julius Caesar

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In Shakespeare’s, Julius Caesar, he portrays the conflict man vs self by informing people that it is human nature to make decisions based on other people’s points of view. He does this by using rhetoric, logos, and pathos to make one character or group persuaded by a single person or multiple people. Persuasion is used throughout the novel to entice a character to agree with another character. For example, Brutus does not want to kill Caesar, even though he does not want him to become king, but his other friends attempt to persuade him into believing that murdering one of his closest comrades is a good idea. Brutus tries to convince the conspirators why killing Caesar is wrong as well. Also, the fickle Roman Public are easily induced by people of higher power’s ideas. Such as, Brutus and Antony’s funeral speeches. Caesar also tries to tell Antony that Cassius is most certainly dangerous because he is always plotting something, and he thinks too much. This ends up foreshadowing for events later in the tragedy. Shakespeare wants us to know that the way we portray ourselves is not the way other individuals see us.…show more content…
Persuasion is used in daily life to try to help someone convince another person that their side of the argument is right, or to get someone to do something that they want to do. Sometimes persuading someone to do something bad will cause consequences later on, just like what happens to Cassius later on in the play. The use of persuasion is used continuously throughout the tragedy to help move the story along, and it definitely helps the characters try to justify the killing of Caesar. To conclude, it is human nature to judge a book by its cover, just like Caesar does to Cassius, and persuasion is a part of everyday
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