In Brutus’s speech he talked about how he loved Rome more than Caesar. Brutus was very gullible, stoic, and also easily persuaded. Throughout his speech he uses fallacies. One example of a fallacy he uses is the either/or. “Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men“ (III, i, 22-24). This makes the Roman people believe that either they going to be slaves or free men. One other thing Brutus uses are logos and ethos. He says, “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” (III, i, 24-27). In that quote he tries to
In the Tragedy Of Julius Caesar, Brutus and Anthony both presented a speech to the citizens of Rome. Brutus argued why his actions to kill Julius were acceptable while Antony contradicted Brutus’s views, arguing why Caesar should not have been murdered. Both speakers used ethos, logos, and pathos to persuade the people of Rome. Brutus’s speech was mainly based on logic, while Antony’s speech took more of an emotional approach . Overall, Antony had a sophistic style, he was much more artful and cunning than Brutus. He reeled in the crowd like a fish and captured them with his compelling diction.
In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus and Antony gave successful speeches at Caesar’s funeral. Caesar was ambitious to be king which would change Rome from a republic to a monarchy. Because of his urge to be king a conspiracy formed to stop Caesar’s takeover of the government. Brutus was put in charge of the conspiracy, and then helps to kill Caesar. After Caesar’s death Antony promises revenge, and then asks to speak after Brutus at Caesar's funeral. Antony’s speech was more effective than Brutus’s speech because of his use of Pathos, Repetition, and Irony.
While Brutus does give some compelling arguments and points of Caesar being too ambitious for the good of Rome, it is not enough for the crowd to stick to it for too long. Alternatively, Antony wins over the crowd with his constant use of ethos. He gives many examples and what he personally knew about Caesar to convince the crowd that Brutus does not know what he is talking about. It seems as though Antony wins the battle of words, at least when it comes to ethos. This is further backed up by the plebeians walking away on Antony's side.
Mark Antony - the guy is a genius. He gives the most powerful and emotional speech ever conjured up by a human mind. He gets this powerful emotion from the pain of the loss of his friend, Julius Caesar. In Shakespeare's play about the ill-fated Roman ruler, a band of conspirators plot to kill Julius Caesar. They succeed in doing so, and Caesar's best friend Antony is infuriated. However, he manages to keep his cool, until he is allowed to speak at Caesar's funeral. Brutus, the leader of the conspiracy, attempts to win the popularity and support of the crowd, and he does so with a speech full of glittering generalities. His speech sounded good, but really meant nothing. The people
Brutus was being very honest about everything. Saying how he just wants the best for all of his fellow Romans and doesn't want to hurt anyone or for anyone to get hurt. He was ultimately just an innocent bystander in Caesar's murder who was pressured and gave into the madness. So Brutus wasn't really a bad guy. However, Mark Antony is pretty much the exact opposite of Brutus. Basically, he's being really manipulative and is trying to invoke a cornucopia of pandemonium because of his own selfish desires. Mark uses paralipsis by bringing out Caesar's will with an attitude like,, "Oh, I don't want to draw any attention to this." Even though he is practically flaunting it in the plebeians faces. He wants all the people to hunt down and kill the conspirators so that they won't get in the way of what he wants, ultimate power. He's being a bit of a jerk. I would say that these differences are just because of their personalities and their own perceptions of the crowd. Naturally, Brutus sees the crowd as a group of Romans who have the burning desire to be free. On the other hand, Mark Antony sees the crowds as people who possess the ability to come up with an ambitious man who deserves the crown, and maybe cause mass destruction and chaos along the way. But once again, these are two very different
Brutus may have tried to win the crowd; however, it can only do so much against Antony’s speech. Both speeches were on level playing ground, both being told to the public citizens. However, Antony speech not only pathos and logo, but repetition and rhetorical questioning. Unlike Brutus, who just uses pathos and his trust with the people. Thus Antony wins the crowd and is considered more
Brutus's speech was ineffective in giving them reasons for Caesar's ambition. This gave Antony a large gap to turn the people against Brutus. Brutus told the people to believe him for his honor , and to respect him for his honor, so that they may believe. He is telling them to believe him for his honor and not for the reasons he gives. Brutus repeated many times that Caesar was ambitious but never once said how or why. This left the people with a question in their mind.
Brutus, a conflicted senator obsessed with his civic duty, convinces the people of Rome that his motives in killing Caesar were just and noble by rhetoric. Brutus is the only conspirator to have impersonal motives in killing Caesar. In fact, his motives are trying to find the best solution for Rome, and in the end, he must make the hard choice of killing his best friend for his homeland. As early as Brutus’ conversation with Cassius in Act I, Brutus exhibits this deep love and respect for Rome and how this love is conflicting with his love for his friend, Caesar: “[P]oor Brutus, with himself at war, / Forgets the shows of love to other men” (I.ii.51-52). Brutus brings up this internal conflict again when he tells the crowds that although he did love Caesar, he loved Rome and its people more. After Brutus’ murder of Caesar, he realizes that the issue of the public opinion of Rome is of the utmost importance. Because of this love for Rome, Brutus uses rhetoric to persuade these plebeians to approve of him and his cause. When Cassius warns Brutus about “how much the people will be moved / By that which [Marc Antony] will utter[!]” (III.i.252-253), Brutus tells Cassius that letting Marc Antony speak “shall advantage us more than do us wrong” (III.i.261). In these cases, Brutus demonstrates his awareness of
According to picturequotes.com, “Words are powerful. They can create or they can destroy. So choose your words wisely.” In Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, conspirators slay Julius Caesar, resulting in anarchy in Rome. Some agree with the death, while others oppose the sudden and violent death of Caesar. Unlike Antony, Brutus uses emotion rather than fact to sway the Roman people that Caesars death is justified. Although Brutus puts rules in place so he can not talk disrespectfully of the conspiracy, Antony, Caesar‘s closest friend, uses his slyness and manipulation in his funeral speech to persuade the Romans. Although both characters use analogies, parallelism, loaded words and hyperboles, their speeches convey very different
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is a tragic story of the dog and the manger. After Caesar is killed Mark Antony, a good friend of Caesar, plots to revenge his bloody death. He knows there is strength in numbers, and through a speech at Caesar's funeral, Antony plans to win the crowd of Rome and turn them against Brutus and the other conspirators. Cassius is one of the leading conspirators and is weary of Antony; Brutus is confident that there is nothing to fear, but he speaks before Antony at the funeral just to be safe. These two speeches, vastly different in message but similar in delivery, move the emotions of the people. Brutus's and Antony's
To make a strong argument, Antony must first make himself credible to the audience. The first time he does this in the text is in line one when he refers to the people of rome as his friends and countrymen. When he does this, he asks the people of rome to see him as a peer and trust what he says. He builds credibility again in the next line when he tells the audience that he has come to bury caesar, not praise him. After Brutus’ speech, the audience does not like caesar. In order to be able to make an argument, Antony must at first seem to agree with Brutus in order to build credibility with the audience. He does this more when he repeatedly says that Brutus is an honorable man. Antony builds his credibility yet again later in the speech when, in line 192, he refers to the conspirators as wise and honorable, saying that they must have reasons for committing such crimes, and telling the people not to
Brutus spoke first at Caesar’s funeral. Brutus uses ethos profoundly in his speech. Brutus starts off his speech by addressing the citizens as “Romans, countrymen, and lovers.” (III.ii.1546) He says this to relate himself with the audience. He further uses logos by explaining why he murdered Caesar. His justification was that it was for the good of Rome, showing that he cares for Rome- “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” (III.ii. 1555-1556.) Brutus uses logos when he claims that Caesar was a valiant leader, but he was too ambitious. Brutus then asks the citizens if any disagree with
To compare humans you are simply comparing ideas. Thoughts, experiences and philosophies that all combine together to create individuals. Two experiences and two people who see the same scenario with different perspectives. Such is the way with Brutus and Cassius. This pair of Roman senators shows us the difficulty of having a realist and an idealist work together, yet the pair manages to overcome their different views on the world to work together and assassinate “the foremost man of all this world.” Though, the pair of friends and lovers differences does not simply end at idealism versus realism. The pair seems to be naturally against each other in terms as ideas, it’s a wonder that with such different personalities, oeadership and
The most predominate and important aspect In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare are the speeches given to the Roman citizens by Brutus and Antony, the two main charaters, following the death of Caesar. Brutus and Antony both spoke to the crowd,using the same rhetorical devices to express their thoughts. Both speakers used the three classical appeals employed in the speeches: ethos, which is an appeal to credibility; pathos, which is an appeal to the emotion of the audience; and logos, which is an appeal to the content and arrangement of the argument itself. Even though both speeches have the same structure Antony’s speech is significantly more effective than Brutus’s.