Julius Caesar Ethos Pathos Logos

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Antony’s Use of Ethos, Logos, Pathos in his Speech On March 15, 85 B.C., a very powerful man by the name of Julius Caesar was killed by men who formed a conspiracy against him. All of the people of Rome honor the conspirators who killed Caesar until one man by the name of Mark Antony turned all of the people against the conspirators with one speech. Antony uses ethos, logos and pathos to persuade the people in his speech. Ethos is based on the character of the speaker, logos is based on logic or reason, and pathos is based on emotion or pity. Antony uses these three persuasion tools for his speech to persuade the people as well as it did. In the first part of Antony’s speech, Antony was building trust with the people when he uses ethos. The most convincing use of ethos in Antony’s speech is in the first line of the speech; “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!” (III, ii,73). This …show more content…

He uses a small amount in his first speech saying that “He was my friend, faithful and just to me.” (84).This shows that Caesar was a man who is trustworthy and unjust to kill. Antony then points out the stabs in Caesar, he then tells the people that Casca started it by stabbing Caesar in the back, then all of the rest of the conspirators took their blows at Caesar. Then he tells them about Brutus’s blow, he then says “This was the most unkindest cut of them all.” (178). Antony then says, ”You all do know this mantle, I remember the first time ever Caesar put it on. 'Twas on a summer's evening, in his tent, That day he overcame the Nervii.” He is making the crowd feel pity because he is talking to the crowd about each and every stab wound. He is showing the crowd where all Caesar was stabbed at, and how vicious the conspirators were. Antony then sums his point up by irony, saying that the work that the conspirators have done is

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