Rhetorical Devices In Brutus Speech

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Rhetorical devices in Brutus speech In Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar Brutus, after killing Caesar, tells the citizen his reason of killing Caesar in his funeral oration. In this funeral oration he uses the use of the rhetorical devices which are: Logos (the use of logical appeal in rhetoric), pathos(use of an emotional appeal in rhetoric), and ethos (the use of based on guiding principles in a society or religion in rhetoric). The uses of logos, pathos and ethos are use each differently in effectiveness. The effectiveness of this rhetorical devices is important because it makes the speech either logical, emotional or credible The effectiveness of Logos in Brutus' oration is shown when he said “had you rather you Caesar living, and…show more content…
This is an example of pathos because it uses emotional appeal showing that he had love of a friend towards Caesar. His is effective because he makes the citizens that he loved Caesar more than them. Another example of pathos is when he says “had you rather you Caesar living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men”,This is pathos because he plays with their fear of slavery. This part is effective because he makes them scared of what would of happen if Caesar was alive and it tells the citizen he make the right decision. In addition to pathos he says “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more”, this an example of pathos because he shows love to Caesar and Rome. This part is effective because he makes tells the citizens that he did it for Rome and makes them feel that he loved them. He also says that if he had offended anyone that they should use the knife they used to kill Caesar and go with him, this is pathos because it creates fear of Brutus among the people. This is effective because he makes the citizens fear that if they disagree they should die too. Furthermore he says “who here is so rude that will not be a
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