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Pathos In Julius Caesar

analytical Essay
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Shakespeare uses literary devices to appeal to the audience and persuade them. In Brutus’s speech, he used pathos to appeal to the emotions. When he stated that he did not love ‘Caesar less, but that he loved Rome more, he gave a dramatic sense of patriotic pride. He is so loyal to his own country, he would sacrifice loved ones in order to protect it. It also gave an effect of pity towards him because he sacrificed his friend anyways for the better good. Shakespeare make him appear more sincere. Another time Shakespeare used pathos for Brutus was when he rhetorically asked if the people ‘would rather Caesar were living ‘and die slaves or if he be dead and be free. Using the phrase as a question makes the effect on the choice appearing easy to decide between the two. To say the people would die slaves with Caesar in power persuades the audience to think with resentment of the possibility they could have lived miserably. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how shakespeare uses literary devices to appeal to the audience and persuade them.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare used pathos for brutus when he rhetorically asked if the people 'would rather caesar were living and die slaves' than a free man.
  • Analyzes how the bandwagon line, "who is here so rude, that would not be a roman?" makes the dramatic effect of people not wanting to be the outcast who does not agree.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare's bandwagon and brutus' questioning of 'who would be so vile that will not love his country' gives the dramatic effect of wanting to agree with him.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare wrote brutus to seem more sincere and when he made the dramatic pledge to kill himself if that was what they wanted it becomes more memorable.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare uses irony and ethos to create a theatrical and notable effect. he refers to brutus as honorable and caesar was ambitious, but only ironically.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare used logos to improve antony's sincerity and overpowers brutus making a memorable speech.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare used strong pathos when he proclaimed, "o judgment! thou art fled to brutish beast" to convey hopelessness and fear.
  • Analyzes the use of paralipsis in shakespeare's speech written for antony. shakespeare concealed the fact that he was doing exactly that. he counteracted brutus' claims by diverting the audience from his real meaning.
  • Analyzes how shakespeare uses dramatic pathos, ethos, repetition and logos in the case of antony to make his speech memorable in his effectiveness to sway the audience's opinion.

When he wrote,” I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him”, he concealed the fact that he was doing exactly that. Or when he wrote he,”spoke not to disprove what Brutus spoke, but” he was there to speak what he did know, was another example of paralipsis. He counteracted Brutus’s claims by diverting the audience from his real meaning behind his words. This use of manipulation towards the audience contradicted Brutus slyly. Shakespeare uses dramatic pathos, ethos, repetition and logos in the case of Antony to make his speech memorable in his effectiveness to sway the audience’s opinion. William’s use of Antony having the last word and subterfuge powerfully displayed a moment of literature memorable for the art of persuasion and manipulation. He veiled the true intent. The weaker written speech for Brutus had one effective point. The point that he killed Caesar for Rome. The breakdown of Brutus’s speech makes readers feel the tension and

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