Julius Caesar

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Brutus' speaking change


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 that I loved Rome more.
Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves,
than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men? As
Caesar loved me, I weep for him... (3.2.16-21)

In the above quote, which rhetorical appeal does Brutus switch to using and why?


Ethos appeal; Brutus contemplates his morals and values when providing the reasons for partaking in the death of Caesar. He wants to make sure that the citizens are aware that he is a good and honorable man.


Logos appeal; Brutus finds that providing a reason for each statement explaining his actions is more justifiable and easily understood by the common citizens.


Pathos appeal; Brutus attempts to make the citizens feel ecstatic because the conspirators have saved them from a life of doom under the rule of Caesar. He is attempting evoke extreme delight and approval from them.


All choices are applicable


none of the choices are applicable