Mark Antony Rhetorical Analysis

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Mark Antony - a Rhetorician Mark Antony was a man who knew how to persuade a crowd, to the point of madness. How did he do it? The answer to that is pathos, ethos, and logos. Pathos being the emotional appeal, ethos being ethical appeal, and logos using logic and reason. Those three ideas to persuasion are the key to being a persuasive speaker. And Mark Antony knows how to easily apply them to any speech. Pathos can really pull on the heartstrings when used correctly in an argument. Lines 171 to 175 states “If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. You all 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:” Antony uses Pathos to make the audience start to get emotional. He makes Caesar seem like he was just like them and Caesar could have had an ordinary life like the rest of the crowd. And the memory of him putting on that cloak was a sweet memory, when in reality it may have just been a normal memory and nothing to cry over. On lines 178 through 181 it states…show more content…
Within lines 98 through 100 it states “You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him with a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambitious?” He was making Caesar seem like a honest person, while making himself seem to be a good friend and clearly a supporter of Caesar. And for all those people who had absolutely loved Caesar, that had made Antony look great to the people. On the lines 213 to 215 it states “They that have done this deed are honorable: What private griefs they have, alas, I know not, That made them do it: they are wise and honorable,” He has lifted them up and slightly praised them to make them appear to be better than what he was making them out to be. Therefore, Antony was making himself appear to be a nicer and generally a good person. Antony, a master of
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