Both speakers used an Brutus used repetition the most to influence the crowd. He states about Caesar’s “tears, love, and ambition.” Brutus also asked the audience rhetorical questions that they could not answer, and he would take their silence as if they were agreeing when in reality they were probably too scared to answer. Antony also used repetition to sway the crowd. He often pointed out that “Brutus was an honorable man” and he said it with more and more sarcasm each time. Antony also took advantage of the crowd and used reverse psychology on them. He used Caesar’s will as a tool to accomplish this. He told the crowd about Caesar’s will, telling them that they would think twice if they heard what was in the will, but he doesn’t read it to them. That made them beg for him to read it to them. Not only does this get them to do what he wants, it also give the crowd a false sense of authority over Antony. Also, he asks the crowd if he can come down and join them, saying they give him permission, again giving them that sense of authority. Antony, in addition to the will, used Caesar’s body as a prop in his speech. He created a sympathetic attitude towards Caesar. The other pathos appeal Antony used was the contrast that he showed between the beginning and end of his speech. He opened, saying he was only to “bury Caesar, not to praise him” yet towards the end he had accomplished his goal in making the crowd feel sorry for Caesar and wanting to
Antony uses an abundance of pathos in his speech. One example is: “Caesar was my friend and just to me” (III, ii, 86). Using pathos helps the audience make connections with him. He also reads Caesar’s will which makes the people feel guilty about turning against Caesar during Brutus’ speech. He shows them the stabs wounds on Caesar’s coat and names which conspirator stabbed him. The Roman people now feel pity and anger towards the conspirators. Overall, Antony was smart with his words and won over the Roman people better than
In the play, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, one of the main characters, Brutus, shows the use of all of the rhetorical devices, logos, pathos, and ethos, in his funeral oration. Brutus shows more pathos than the rest of the other rhetorical devices. In his speech he mostly describes how much he loved Caesar and that the reason why he was one of the conspirators who killed Caesar was because he thought about Rome more than Caesar.
Marc Antony's Power of Persuasion in Julius Caesar In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, although Marc Antony is allowed to make a speech at Caesar's funeral, he must not speak ill of either the conspirators or Caesar. Antony was infuriated with Caesar's assassination, and wants to seek revenge on his killers as well as gain power for himself in Rome's government. He must persuade the crowd that has gathered that Caesar's murder was unjust, and turn them against Brutus and Cassius. He tries to stir his listeners' anger, rousing them into action and yet say nothing bad about his enemies. Marc Antony uses several persuasive devices in his speech, which allows him to successfully convince the citizens of Rome to turn
Rhetorical Analysis of Antony’s Speech In Julius Caesar, Mark Antony is given the opportunity to speak at Caesar’s funeral by the conspirators the murdered him. Through his words, Antony seeks to cause dissent and let mischief reign over his audience, the plebeians of Rome. Antony uses rhetorical questioning to provoke the
First, he carries out Caesar’s body triggering an emotional response in the crowd. Then he goes on to state to the crowd that “when the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious…” (Shakespear 56). This causes another emotional response from the crowd to Caesar, making them sympathize with him and feeling loved by their deceased leader. It also is logo for he explains that Brutus did say Caesar was ambitious even though he cried for the poor. To furthermore disprove Brutus’s claim that Caesar was ambition he declares, “I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?” (56). Here he uses rhetorical questioning, directed toward the crowd, to show the obvious answer as well disprove Brutus’s claim. Antony goes on to repeat “yet Brutus says he was ambitious” (Shakespear 56) and “and Brutus is an honorable man” (Shakespear 56) throughout his speech, using repetition to mock as well as retaliate against him.
Brutus has a noble reputation throughout Rome, as it was Brutus’s ancestor who vanquished tyranny in Rome. Brutus is also very idealistic and he loves his honor more than he fears death. So, Brutus gives the speech as a satisfactory explanation for Caesar’s death and he completely expects the crowd to support and agree with his reasoning, as he knows that his credibility and good reputation will help him persuade the audience. In his speech, Brutus even uses the logical fallacy either/or, a fallacy that presents two situations when in reality there are more, by asking the crowd if they would rather that Caesar were dead and they live free or that Caesar were alive, and they all die slaves. Brutus mostly uses the Aristotelian appeal of logos, or logic to persuade the audience. However, Brutus’s argument is vague, as he does not qualify the word ‘ambition’ and this gives Antony a chance to contradict some of Brutus’s statements and prove him wrong. The crowd approves Brutus’s speech, and cheers for him wildly. Brutus is not surprised by this reaction, as he knows that it is easy for him to persuade the audience because of his credibility. After his speech, Brutus introduces the crowd to Antony, and then he leaves. Brutus is confident that the crowd will believe him, and he is also the one who gave Antony the permission to speak at the funeral, and so he is sure that Antony will not contradict
On the Ides of March in 44 B.C., Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by a group of prominent politicians led by Marcus Brutus. The sudden death of Caesar created a power vacuum which gave rise of a two factions, one headed by Brutus and Cassius and the
He continues on to talk about how Caesar was his friend, how Caesar helped benefit Rome, and how Caesar was a war hero. He uses pathos to make the audience feel sorry for what happened to Caesar. Antony describes how Caesar refused the crown three times before and how Caesar wrote a will that left money and land to the common people of Rome, which shows that he was not ambitious. He uses logos to tell the audience that Julius Caesar was not avid and did not deserve to die. Antony uses repetition to make the audience pity him in way, by describing all the good things that Julius Caesar did, which contradicted everything that Brutus was saying about Julius Caesar being too
In his speech he uses the repetition of his sarcasm to make people think about what is really going on. While Antony is making the citizens of Rome think, they soon begin to catch on to his sarcasm. One thing Antony continuously repeats throughout his speech is how Brutus is an honorable man. Anotony would explain something Caesar did for the good of Rome and then say how even though Caesar did all this good, Brutus said he was ambitious, but Brutus is an honorable man. Antony mentions this about six times in his speech which lead citizens to question Brutus’s
Antony uses pathos in his speech to make the people of Rome angry, furious, and sad, because Caesar did not deserve to die and he was an innocent man. Throughout his entire speech he uses verbal irony and repetition to get his point across. Antony tells the crowd that he
Brutus’s speech would have He uses logos and pathos in remarks, such as when he asks the audience that if they loved Caesar once, for good reason, why they are not mourning them now. Just like Brutus, Antony is now trying to guilt trip the audience, through another point of view. He adds that Brutus’s claims that Caesar was ambitious were untrue, using logical examples such as his refusal of the crown, that he was not. All while disproving Brutus’s ideas, he mocks him as well by sarcastically adding to his statements that, “but of course this could not be true, be cause Brutus said it wasn’t, and he was an honorable man…” in order to lessen his credibility in the eyes of the audience. He also praises Caesar throughout with testimonies like “he was my friend, faithful and just to me…” and says that men (indirectly pointed towards Brutus) have become brutish beasts, a metaphor that is meant to make the audience agree because they likely don’t consider themselves
In the play “Julius Caesar" Mark Antony and Brutus give funeral orations about Julius Caesar. Antony's orations give Caesar a gratifying lite where Brutus's oration tendsto show Caesar in a cynical view. In the tragedy of “Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare. Antony. delivers a more effective rhetorical speech through his use of ethos,
The Noble Brutus Brutus is one of the noblest people in Rome, so why would he murder his soon to be king. It advances the story by showing us what happens to a murder in Rome. Brutus contrast character would be Cassius. His role in making Brutus kill Caesar is what
After Brutus finishes his speech, Antony speaks about his opinion on the issue; unlike Brutus, Antony acts slyly and communicates a very manipulative tone to persuade the Romans to rebel. Because of Antony's use of parallelism, he creates vivid reasoning for his speech. He states, “ I come here to bury Caesar, not to praise him” (III.ii.44). By using this device, he shows the people of Rome that he isn't praising Caesar, he is putting the leader to rest. This particular line creates a very manipulative tone, because his speech is all about what great this Caesar has done and how he wants to rebel against the conspirators. Further more, Antony uses a lot of irony to slyly get his point across. One example that he uses throughout the speech is “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, and Brutus is a honorable man” (III.ii.44). Because of the repitition of this ironic statement, the meaning of it changes and intensifies. At first, his tone was sincere, but as the speech progresses, you can see his sarcastic tone increases. Antony does this because he has to use this device to surpass the regulations of Brutus, as well as make the romans listen. Lastly, he uses personification to give life and further meaning to a word. Early in the speech, Antony says, “The evil