How Does Antony Use Ethos In Julius Caesar

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“Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause…”(III.ii.13) For I come to inform you of the usage of ethos, pathos, and logos within the play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” written by William Shakespeare around 1599. William Shakespeare has the two main characters, Antony and Brutus, use these persuasion techniques in their speeches to the Romans. These characters utilize these techniques to get the Romans to side with them in the dispute over Caesar's death. An example of ethos from Brutus is,“Then none have I offended. I have done no more to Caesar, than you shall do to Brutus. The question of his death is enrolled in the Capitol; his glory not extenuated, wherein he was worthy, nor his offences enforced, for which he suffered death.”(III.ii.32-35) Ethos are ethical appeal or also said to be what's right vs. wrong. In that quote Brutus uses ethos to say that he has done the right thing to save Rome from Caesars rule. “If there be any in this assembly, …show more content…

Antony expresses “He [Caesar] was my friend, faithful and just to me; but Brutus says he was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man.”(III.ii.82-84) This is an example of ethos because Antony says that Caesar was a good friend to him but that Brutus claimed he was ambitious and that is a untrue statement. Antony uses pathos to get pity from the countrymen as he speaks of the terrible things Brutus and the other honorable men did to the mighty Caesar. “This was the most unkindest cut of all; For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms, Quite vanquished him: then burst his mighty heart;”(III.ii.180-183) Antony uses “He hath brought many captives home to Rome” and “I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he did refuse” as examples that Caesar was not greedy and power needy as Brutus claims. These are both examples of logos because they logically make sense. They also give backup evidence that Brutus was

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