Rhetorical Analysis Of Brutus Caesar

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Throughout the passage, Cassius uses all three rhetorical strategies to convince Brutus of his superiority in comparison to Caesar and to ultimately get him to aid in the assassination of Caesar. Logos is the rhetorical method that centers around using not only facts and logic, but also common sense and can be found in many many parts of the passage. Throughout the entire conversation, Cassius tells Brutus that he and Caesar are equals, so there is no reason that he should not be treated as such, as seen in lines 96-98. Cassius says “I was born free as Caesar; so were you.” Equality is a fundamental piece of life and is common sense, therefore the quote falls under logos. This strategy is also used in lines 100-115 when Cassius illustrates…show more content…
The first example of pathos appears in line 57-62. During these lines Cassius reveals to Brutus his “Hidden worthiness” and essentially he says how Brutus does not see his true worth and value, and that most Romans would prefer him to rule rather than Caesar. By saying these things to Brutus, Cassius makes him feel special and makes him like Cassius more for saying these kind things to him, therefore he is more likely to do what Cassius wants. Pathos can also be found in lines 136-138 where he suggests the two of them and others, like a curse, will end up dying like slaves. By vocalizing the idea of them dying a melancholy death , similar to one of a slave, an idea placed in Brutus’ head where he will die a horrible death, because of Caesar, and makes him persuaded to like Caesar less. Ethos is also used in this passage. Ethos is the credibility of the speaker and their information. The technique is not often used during this passage, but can still be found. For example, Cassius tells Brutus two stories of Caesar where he had a personal experience with him. Due to the firsthand experience Cassius has with Caesar and talking about it, said knowledge adds to the credibility of Cassius because he has first had knowledge of Caesar. Cassius adds to his own credibility when he says “I know that virtue to be in you, Brutus, as well as I do know your outward
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