Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Julius Caesar ' Essay

1151 Words Mar 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Throughout Shakespeare 's “Julius Caesar” there are many obstacles coming about Caesar’s death, including Antony and Brutus’ speeches at Caesar’s funeral. They both came about explaining his ambition in different ways and what he meant to them and the people of Rome by persuading the crowd to believe one over the other. Caesar claimed to have an ambition. But did he really? Through the modes of persuasion logos, ethos, and pathos this essay is going to explain which character used these terms better than the other, to try and persuade the people of Rome about Caesar’s ambitions.
To start off, logos is a form of persuasion, it means to appeal to logic and reason of a person or a group of people. It is used to persuade a group of people by fact and rationality. The quote: “You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown. Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?” Shakespeare 3.2.94-97. In translation, “You all saw that on the lupercal I offered him a kingly crown three times, which he refused three times. Was this ambition?” (Translation text) 3.2.20-22. Antony was questioning Caesar about being ambitious. Ambition is to have a strong desire to do or to achieve something. If he was, he would have taken the crown the first time it was presented to him. If Caesar wanted to lead Rome he would have taken the crown. Antony says that, because he is appealing to the logic of people he is simply stating the facts. He is explaining that if Caesar…

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