Brutus Vs Antony Analysis

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The Speeches of Noble Men: Brutus vs Antony In the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, two characters, Brutis and Antony, both present speeches to the Plebeians regarding Caesars death. One, of course, is more convincing than the other, and the more convincing one was Antony’s. Although the speeches differ in the usage of logos and pathos, they are similar because they both use rhetorical questions to prove their points, and they both manage to sway the crowd to their side. In both of the speeches, the usage of rhetorical questions was apparent and used to make a point by Brutus and Antony. Brutus uses a rhetorical question by asking the crowd’ “Had you rather Caesar were living, and [you] die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all as free men?”(3 ii 23-24). The crowd can’t say no to what he’s asking because they obviously don’t want to be slaves; they want to to be free people. The Plebeians may be dim, but they know the difference between free and enslaved. Antony also uses a rhetorical question to persuade the crowd. Antony uses his…show more content…
Through the entirety of their speeches Brutus and Antony had two main rhetoric styles of talking to the Plebeians: Logos and Pathos. Brutus appealed to the logical, logos side of the Plebeians by giving them justification on why caesar had to be killed. Brutis states, “Who is here so vile that will not love his country?... The question of his death is enrolled in the Capitol. His glory not extenuated wherein he was worthy, nor his offenses enforced for which he suffered death” (3 ii 32-33, 37-40) By using Logos he is asking people: Who wouldn’t stand up for their country? And the only logical answer to that is, nobody. People would stand up for their coundty if it meant keeping them safe. Antony on the other hand uses a lot of pathos in his speech. He uses pathos to describe a memory of
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