Antony's Ethos In Julius Caesar

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Antony’s speech is more effective than Brutus’ because of the use of a couple literary devices. Antony's was more effective because he used pathos in his speech. He also used verbal irony and rhetorical questions so that way he was not going directly against Brutus and the conspirators. In Brutus’ speech he used Gravitas and logos which is why Antony appealed to people over him.
Antony is Julius Caesar's right hand man and also gets in power by after Caesar is killed. After Brutus gave Antony permission to speak at Caesar’s funeral he decided to use that to his advantage at convince the people to go against Brutus using a pathos. This was a much better approach to the situation then Brutus who used gravitas and logos. Antony was trying to use a more relatable and empathetic approach to his speech and he was also trying to explain that Caesar cared about his people. He did this by saying that “when the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept.” (100,123). Here he was trying to make the people feel bad about agreeing with the decision to kill him. This makes the plebeians go onto
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When Brutus was trying to justify the fact that he killed Caesar, he says “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more”(117,23-24). This quote is an example of logos because he is using a more logical responce to the question of why he killed Caesar. As Brutus is telling this to people he is standing over them, making them feel less important. While Antony was giving his speech, he was standing down with the crowd walking around in the group, making him seem more trustable and relatable then Brutus was. Another example of him using logos in his speech is when he is constantly repaeting that Caesar “was ambitious”(117,28). This is an examle of logos because he again is not only trying to mka e sense of what he did to the people but he is trying to give the logical answer to his
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