Use Of Ethos And Logos In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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In conclusion, the princes’ decisions on which casket to choose reveal that the two are unfit to marry Portia. Through ethos, pathos, and logos, Shakespeare conveys this idea in their monologues about each casket. Using ethos, Shakespeare highlights both princes’ arrogance. Additionally, Shakespeare’s use of logos continues to reflect the princes’ selfishness and conceitedness. And, pathos also demonstrates how emotion, or lack thereof, hinders both of the princes’ thinking. Though it appeared harsh, Portia’s father’s test was effective in choosing a man worthy of Portia. Not only do the princes’ words and actions speak for themselves, their words and actions also proved to be exactly what Portia’s father was attempting to avoid. Demonstrating
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