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Use Of Ethos In Julius Caesar

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Brutus and Antony both give speeches at Julius Caesar's funeral. Both men use a variety of ethos, pathos and logos as well. Although both men have very good points, it is clear Antony's speech is more persuasive because he uses ethos, pathos, and logos to appeal to the crowd more than Brutus does. Antony's speech is also more efficiet because he shows emotion and sympathy for the plebeians this makes the plebeians feel as if Antony is one of them and understands how they feel. Antony uses pathos better than Brutus in his speech and this shows because Antony says "See what a rent the envious Casca made" (act 3 scene 2) as he shows the commoners Caesar's cloak, that makes the people feel sorry for poor Caesar and it makes them feel angry and enraged toward the people who stabbed Caesar. He uses pathos by reading the will which says Caesar left his gardens to all the people of Rome this makes the people of Rome feel bad for ever believing Brutus who said Caesar was ambitious and if Caesar was ambitious he would not care if the people were crying or hurt. Antony also uses…show more content…
Come I to speak in Caesars' funeral" (act 3 scene 2) this can show that Antony is not above the plebeians, since he had to have permission to speak, he's one of the commoners. He also uses ethos by saying " He was my friend, faithful and just to me." (act3 scene 2) antony says this to make Caesar look like a really good guy, to make sure the commoners know that Caesar was loyal and a good friend to Antony. This also makes Brutus and the rest of the conspirators look like they killed Caesar just to do it, for no good
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