Theme Of Ethos In Julius Caesar

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Casca hides in the corridor peaking his large nose across the wall searching for signs of life, he mutters words to himself, whispers prayers and cries for mercy. The gods are in a raging state some rejoice to the sound of rain and thunder others bend there shaking knees and plead for mercy. Casca creeps down the hallways searching for his fellow conspirators. Cassius emerges from the darkness chin up and chest puffed up filled with pride. Cassius drawing his sword in suspicion, for he hears something. Casca draws his sword in fear shaking from head to toe, Cassius calls out to Casca, they identify each other and slip their swords in their sheaths. The other conspirators make their presence known and Cassius starts his journey of deception. In William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar, Cassius uses ethos to manipulate Brutus into joining the conspiracy. The crafty insidious Cassius will do almost anything to get his plan into play, for example when the noble Brutus was hesitant to join Cassius’s conspiracy, Cassius uses ethos through a “letter from the people”. Cassius uses ethos to gain power. Cassius the puppeteer used the people as his dolls and Brutus as his puppet. Cassius wrote a letter from the “people” to Brutus saying that they want Caesar dead for the sake of Rome. Cassius tugs at Brutus’s friendship with Caesar versus his nobleness to people, he does this by exposing Brutus. By saying that he isn 't living to his full potential, he could be more than just a noble

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