Julius Caesar Pathos

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In the play, Julius Caesar, both Brutus and Antony give speeches regarding Caesar’s death. Brutus’s speech first begins with him addressing the people saying, “Believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge.” This is an example of logos, which is an appeal to logic. By starting out saying that the people have better judgement than he himself, he is appealing to the audience and to their logic. Brutus then proceeds to say “If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more.” In this specific spot Brutus uses pathos relying on their emotions to persuade the Romans that Brutus did this for the better good of all people. …show more content…

In Antony's speech, Antony says “Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.He was my friend, faithful and just to me; But Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man.” Antony uses logos to start convincing the audience why Brutus is wrong. Next Antony uses pathos when he says “ You all did love him once, not without cause; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?” , the he continues to say “ My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause till it comes back to me.” By doing this he appeals to the Romans and gets an emotional response. Lastly, Antony states in his speech “ For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar’s angel.Judge, O gods, how dearly Caesar loved him.” This is an example of ethos, because it makes the audience think about Brutus what type of person he

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