Brutus first states, “[Would you rather Caesar] living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead to live a freemen” Then Antony came back with “You all did love him once, not without cause. What cause withholds you, then, to mourn for him?” After Brutus’ speech, Antony was able to evoke the feeling of the audience and bring them back, before his death and see what they had loved within Caesar before his death. All of his accomplishments were able to evoke the emotions they had before his death and then wanted to actually kill Brutus. In the next Scene, it mentioned a major consequence of the words that Antony had spoken. The famous poet Cinna was killed. However, he wasn’t even involved in the assassination of Caesar. That was how much emotion he was able to evoke in the people in Rome. Although ethos could establish the cold, hard truth, pathos can get under peoples skin and effect them and draw them into your cause. In which case it is Antony's'
Antony is also a good friend of Caesar, but unlike Brutus, is not a conspirator and cares for Caesar more than Brutus. When he gives his speech, he is trying to provoke hatred and fury from the audience to get supporters to hunt down and kill the conspirators. His speech is also brimming with fallacies and literary devices, but he uses facts to persuade the audience that Caesar was the ruler they all loved and when he was killed they did not do anything for him. Antony’s speech persuades the fickle crowd to switch sides again and support Antony. He expects this reaction too because he is prepared to take action immediately. He also feels that he will avenge Caesar and that he has done
Antony tries to make the audience seem like they have only understood one side of Caesar because he claims that “the evil that men do lives after them;/ The good is oft interred with their bones”(III.ii.84-85). Antony compares the evil that lives forever with the good that dies off. Antony intended for the audience to feel guilty because they have only remembered the evil that Caesar has done, rather than the good. The audience feels they have misunderstood Caesar and are convinced he has also done good for them, even if they don’t remember it. Antony tries to appeal to the audience emotionally by informing them that “It is not meet you know how Caesar loved you/ You are not wood, not stones, but men”(III.ii. 153-155). Antony tries to make the audience feel that Caesar truly cared for them and thought of them as people and nothing else. The audience feels a sense of sadness when hearing this line because they cheered on for Caesar’s death even though, Caesar loved them deeply. Antony wants the Romans to understand that Caesar saw them as more than his people because when he’s about to read Caesar’s will, he informs them“ that [they] are his heirs”(III.ii.158). The phrase “heirs” which describes the people of Rome conveys kinship because the Romans feel that Caesar cares for them greatly and felt they were important enough to be included in Caesar’s will. This is important because Antony wants the people to feel that Caesar thought of them dearly so they will feel more sorrow for his death. Antony’s diction demonstrates significance in the speech because rather than say that the Romans were Caesar’s “subjects” or “people”, using the word “heirs” evokes a sense of closeness the Romans feel toward Caesar. Antony wants to make sure that the people feel special according to Caesar and that they were more to him than just citizens.
Growing up, most people have been taught right from wrong, and how you should never do wrong just to impress someone or to make them happy. Then it was drilled into us as we went through school and history class, “Learn from the past, and your future will be bright.”
Abstract The Cleopatra from Fielding's The Lives of Cleopatra and Octavia and George's The Memoirs of Cleopatra, and a collection of movies including, DeMille's "Cleopatra", Mankiewicz's "Cleopatra", and ABC's "Cleopatra", vary in the extent by which she utilizes her sexuality and intelligence to manipulate Julius Caesar.
Antony begins his speech with the dramatic statement, “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him” (JC.3.2.75). This quote establishes Antony’s purpose at the funeral: a friend of Caesar who arrives ready to mourn him. This provides irony due to the fact that Antony arrives at the pulpit to unequivocally praise Caesar in order to convince the crowd to believe him. As Antony reaches the end of the first part of his eulogy, he finishes with the statement, “My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar” (JC.3.2.107). This quote emphasizes how much Antony loved Caesar and the evident sadness he feels now that he lies dead, for after this statement, he pauses to cry. He does this to gain sympathy from the crowd; to see him saddened by his friend’s death sways the people of Rome against the conspirators, believing that they committed a heinous crime. Antony’s manipulation of the plebeians’ emotions using pathos proves effective as he unites them against the conspirators, causing them to flee from
Mark Antony appeals to the audience by using a pathos strategy to make the audience feel something. In his speech he talks about how great of friends he was with Caesar and how devastated he is at his death. Caesar uses language like, “He was my friend” and “My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar” to make the audience feel sympathetic towards him. He makes his pathos approach very clear when he starts to relate to the citizens by saying how he knew how much Caesar loved them and how they loved him too. This pathos strategy strengthens Antony’s appeal by making himself out to be an equal of the citizens rather than a higher authority.
It is very obvious when reading both passages that whilst Plutarch and Octavian had similar but also differing opinions about Mark Anthony and his relationship with Cleopatra, they are both guilty of putting their own negative spin on the situation. They both use different approaches to the subject but the end result is the same. Anthony is portrayed as a man who has lost his way and in doing so, has sunk to the lowest levels of society .The one thing they both agree on, is that Cleopatra had a very negative effect on Anthony
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
The speech that Antony gave to the Romans was to convince them that the conspirators were the enemy not their friend by using imagery, tone, and rhetorical structure. Even though Antony uses them, was he really trying to convince the Romans for Caesar or was he just giving a report of what truly happened. When Antony says,”Oh, now you weep, and, I perceive, you feel The dint of pity.” it makes the reader wonder if Antony really cares for Caesar because he is basically says the Romans shed tears while he watches and feels pity towards them, not any sorrow for Caesar. Due to the quote above, the reader may wonder what is the true reason that Antony to give such a powerful speech.
First, Antony utilizes pathos when he states, “You all did love him once, not without cause: what cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?” (III.ii.30-31) Here he is stating that Caesar was loved by
I understand that this is a very emotional time for Antony and that he feels very strongly about avenging his
AP English Literature & Composition March 14, 2012 Betrayal and Loyalty in William Shakespeare's Plays William Shakespeare is one of the most recognized playwrights in the history of man. People have analyzed every sentence of his works and have taken note of the various styles used in his writing. Ironically enough, little is
The audience is privy to a private conversation in Caesar’s home between Caesar and Lepidus, who were the other two thirds of the “triple pillar of the world” – the triumvirate. The triumvirate were a powerful political and military force; they ruled the Roman Empire after the murder of Julius Caesar. During this conversation, they discuss Antony’s debauched life and his former greatness in Caesar’s home where Caesar feels free to express his opinions honestly and he declares that Antony is “a man who is abstract of all faults” and someone who would “give a kingdom for mirth.” This shows us how far he has fallen in Caesar’s eyes as his tone would be scathing and I imagine he would be pacing as he ranted about Antony
Historically, the action of Antony and Cleopatra takes place over a ten-year span, whereas in the play the story is compressed to fit the needs of the stage. Antony is clearly much older than he was in Julius Caesar, and his political instincts