Anthony appeals to logos in a number of ways. Anthony begins his speech by using the idea from Brutus’ speech that Caesar was an ambitious man. Brutus used this thought to support his basis for killing Julius Caesar. Antony presents evidence of Caesar’s “ambition,” when he states, “he was my friend, faithful and just to me; but Brutus says he was ambitious and; and Brutus is an honorable man.” Anthony also declares, “He [Caesar] hath brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms did the general coffers fill,” and then asks,” Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?” This rhetoric question emphasizes Anthony’s point that Caesar was in fact not ambitious at all. Though Anthony is presenting the information about Caesar as evidence of his “ambition,” he is actually discrediting Brutus because... [continues]
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