How Does Antony Use Ethos In Julius Caesar

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Is an honorable man someone who kills his best friend for the sake of a country. In Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar is about to be crowned , than he is kill by eight conspirators and his best friend Brutus. In return Caesar right hand man Antony is outraged and gives a speech , though he promised not to speak badly about Brutus and the conspirators. Antony uses ethos, pathos, and logos to draw the crowd to believe Caesar’s death is wrong and bring the crowd into mutiny and rage. He does this by being clever, manipulative, and deceiving. Antony uses logos by drawing in the crowd by asking rhetorical questions and using his knowledge to manipulate the crowd. For Example when he says “ friends, romans, and countrymen lend me your ears: we come to bury Caesar, not praise him” ( lines). Antony draws the crowd into him when he say friends, romans, and …show more content…

He tells the crowd how Caesar died and told them to crowd around Caesar and look at him, “Look, in this place ran cassius’ dagger through” see what a rent the envious Casca made: Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabb’d and as he pluck’d his cursed steel away, Mark how the blood of Caesar follow’d it, as rushing out of doors, to be resolved. If Brutus so unkindly knock’d , or no; For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel; Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him!” (lines 177-183). Antony does this point to how close Caesar and Brutus are . Then Brutus stabbing him just brought Caesar completely down and weakened him even more to see that his best friend would do this to him. As the crowd here's this, the crowd goes into complete rage, anger, and mutiny. “ Revenge! About! Seek! Burn! Fire! Kill! Slay! Let not a traitor live!” (lines 205-206). Antony's smart enough to know that the crowd would respond this way, by manipulating the crowd to believe Brutus a terribly, horrible man who betrayed his best friend for no

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