Julius Caesar Ethos Pathos Logos

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Is it right to betray your best friend for the general good of the public? In Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a group of conspirators, led by a man named Brutus , plotted against and killed their best friend for the public. But a man named Marcus Antony wants revenge. Marcus Antony must seek revenge for the fall of Caesar, and he attempts to do so by giving a speech at Caesar’s funeral in which he appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos to get the plebeians on his side. One technique Antony uses to start his speech is by appealing to logos. Antony started with appealing to logos when he said, “I come to bury Caesar, not praise him” (3.2.75). This is logos because Antony is stating a factual statement of his intentions for his speech. Him saying this was effective because if he started with ethos or pathos the crowd would have been upset because they just listened to Brutus’s speech. Another example of logos is when Antony was explaining how Caesar was not ambitious (3.2.87-99). This is logos because he is proving a point that Caesar is not ambitious by recalling past memories about Caesar. Him saying this was effective because he made the crowd realize that Caesar was not ambitious. As a result of starting with logos Antony did not upset the crowd like he would have…show more content…
Antony appeals to pathos when he says, “If you have tears, prepare to shed them now” (3.2.170). This is pathos because he is trying to get emotional with the crowd. What he said was effective because he got the crowd to feel pity for Caesar. Antony appeals to pathos again when he starts to talk about Caesar’s mantle (3.2.171-177). This is pathos because he making the plebeians remember all the good times Caesar had, and how they were taken away. This was effective because he planted bad images of the conspirators in their heads. As a result of appealing to pathos, Antony has made the crowd realize the conspirators have done
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