Theme Of Pathos In Julius Antony's Speech

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Persuasion is the action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something. During the turning point of the play, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Caesar’s good friend, uses persuasion to win over the plebians. In the beginning, the reader sees the beginning of conflict within Rome’s power. As the play continues the conflict grows stronger and leads to the death of Julius Caesar. Mark Antony seems to take the whole situation okay until he is left alone, where he reveals he will avenge Caesar. Mark Antony is giving the opportunity to speak at Caesar funeral. In his speech he uses certain persuasion technique such as ethos, pathos, and logos. Firstly, ethos is the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or…show more content…
Pathos is a quality that evokes pity or sadness. Antony first uses pathos in his speech when he says”Bear with me; for my heart is in the coffin there with Caesar.” When he is finished saying this he pauses to let the crowd sink in these ideas and then antony goes on his real rampage after this. This emotion that he show lets the people feel it to since he was such close friends with Caesar. Antony might be referring to the people even that since he was such a close friend to Caesar and that their hearts are still together he should be the next ruler. Furthermore, in the speech antony says “ For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel: judge, o you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him.” Antony uses brutus like how girl describe relationships these day, that one moment you are bestfriends and each others guardian “angels” but things change and one person must decide they don’t like. But why did it happen? As a reader may read this their emotion may change as well because everyone has experienced losing a friend, either by a fight or backstabbing. In conclusion, Antony expresses his grief of caesar in hope that the plebeians would grieve with him to and he described the tragic relationship between two best friends, Brutus and
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