Mark Antony Ethos Pathos Logos

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Nathan Schwartz Mrs. Comm Honors English 10 13 April 2023 Mark Antony (Pathos Ethos Logos) Persuasive Essay In Antony’s deceptive speech to the peasants he establishes his argument by use of ethos that Caesar was, in fact, not ambitious, by explaining Caesar’s empathetic nature he then develops his argument by displaying the contents of Caesar’s will to appeal to pathos, and the peasant’s sense of loss, and ultimately concludes his speech by explaining how the peasants will decide their own fate in an impressive display of logos. Mark Antony, in this way, masterfully disguises a manipulative rally of violence and chaos as a passionate funeral speech, in doing so he turns a crowd of shocked people into a horde of rampaging beasts. Firstly, in …show more content…

Julius Caesar(3.2.222-26) With this point, Antony explains that if he were Brutus, who he has slandered calling Brutus a deceiver, he would force them to mutiny, using logos to subconsciously explain to the crowd that a mutiny would be appropriate, ironically, the crowd agrees to a mutiny after he says this. Along with this argumentative piece, Antony uses a clever bit of flattery when he says: For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech to stir men's blood. I only speak right on. I tell you that which you yourselves do know. Julius Caesar(3.2.217-20) Antony flatters the crowd with logic when he explains that he has only been telling the crowd the truth, making the peasants trust him more. Mark Antony’s deception in his use of pathos, logos, and ethos effectively causes the crowd of peasants to riot and band together to destroy the conspirators as is detailed in scene three of act three. In this way, Antony archives his goal of inciting a riot via his funeral speech by proving Caesar’s innocence, showing Caesar’s will, and condemning

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