2 Background Julius Caesar emperor of Rome Corruption in Roman governmentBrutus friend to CaesarBetrayal and murderSpeak to the public about Caesar’s death (Smith par 4-8)
3 Claims and Support Claims Support Killing Caesar was for the best. The people can judge for themselves.SupportBrutus loved CaesarCaesar was becoming corrupt references slavesCaesar was too ambitious
4 Assumptions He has the credibility to speak out The people… Did not like Caesar.Trust BrutusLike Brutus
5 Ethos“Believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand, why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more” (III.ii lines 14-20).Asks the people to judge him and claims to have great love fore Caesar.
6 Logos“As Caesar loved me I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but-as he was ambitious, I slew him. There is tears for his love; joy for his fortune; honor for his valor; and death for his ambition” (III.ii lines 22-25).Brutus makes a point-by-point, logical argument that lays out the reasoning behind the murder.
7 Pathos“Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all freeman?” (III.ii lines 20-22).Appeals to the emotion of fear with drastic either/or reasoning.
8 Mythos “Romans, countrymen, and lovers” (III.ii line 13) Creates a sense of community and patriotism.