The Better Speech “A speech should not be just be a sharing of information, but a sharing of yourself.” This quote by Ralph Archbold is relevant in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar when Brutus and Antony spoke to the people of Rome, after Caesar’s death. Although Brutus was an honorable man, his speech did not get the outcome he wanted. Antony was very cunning, concise and used pathos to influence the people of Rome. Overall, Antony knew beforehand how to manipulate the crowd with his speech more than Brutus.
Rhetorical Differences The reason Brutus failed to continue to have the citizens of Rome persuaded is simplified in this quote by Robert A Heinlein: “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.” Brutus failed while Antony succeeded because Brutus relied on logic whereas Antony relied on the emotions of the people. Despite the fact that Antony did it for the wrong reasons, he obviously was more skilled in rhetoric than Brutus.
Brutus and Antony speak in Caesar's funeral, they use ethos, pathos, and logos to get their point across. With the use of the pathos, logos, and ethos Brutus gets the attention of the commoners. He asks the commoners if what he is going to say is going to offend them, if it does he asks of them to leave there and they all tell Brutus no. Antony speaks before Brutus and gets his point across but fails at his point and just gets the crowd thinking. Brutus than uses his speech techniques to win over the commoner’s ears to listen to him.
The action of repeating something that has already been said or written is known as, repetition. A natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others is known as emotion (pathos). In the play Julius Caesar, these two persuasive techniques are used by Brutus and Antony in their speeches at Caesar’s funeral. Although they had different opinions on Caesar’s death, they were both trying to convince their audience to take their sides. Repetition is a rhetorical device that Brutus and Marc Antony used in their speeches at Caesar's funeral.
In the play Julius Caesar, Antony’s speech was more persuasive than Brutus’s speech. Antony persuaded the people of Rome not by what he said, but by how he said it. Pathos and logos were used as a means of persuasion throughout his speech. He also used lots of literary devices in his speech like irony, bandwagon, strawman, appeal to pity, and symbolism. The most common type of irony used was verbal.
In the play Julius Caesar, there are many different speeches made by many different characters. The two that give the best examples of rhetoric are those made by Brutus and Mark Antony. They are both on two different ends of the spectrum and are completely different though. Mark Antony Is an amazing speaker, he knows how to talk to a crowd and get them to join him in his endeavors. While Brutus is the exact opposite, he is not a very good speaker and has trouble getting the people on his side.
Mark Antony In the play "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, Mark Antony delivers a persuasive speech to the Romans. Before Antony spoke, Brutus had given his speech saying that he killed Caesar because of his ambition. During Antony's speech, Antony is trying to turn the citizens of Rome against the conspirators. After Antony turned the citizens, the citizens wanted to get revenge for Caesars death.
Flaws of a Tragic Hero! Honor can be looked upon in different ways. In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus is looking and thought to be honored for his selfless actions, but Mark Antony seems to think otherwise. Antony contrasts from Brutus, which helps Brutus’ development as a tragic hero and advances the plot.
Persuasion can either be the most easiest or most difficult venture one could take on. It all depends on the different strategies used to make the argument effective. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, two of the characters speak at Julius Caesar 's funeral, Marcus Brutus and Mark Antony, to address the reason of Caesar 's death. Both speakers use the rhetorical appeals: ethos, pathos, and logos in their speeches to convince the people different reasonings of Caesar’s death.
Brutus’s speech focused on ethos and pathos, As he is giving his speech brutus says “that my love for caesar was no less than his” implying that he is saddened by caesar's death. He continues on immediately afterwards saying “Not that I loved caesar less, it's that I love rome more!” Using ethics, brutus then says “Had you rather caesar live and die all slaves, than that caesar dead and live all three men?” using ethics. Later brutus says that “there is tears for his love: joy, for his fortune: honor, for his valor: and death for his ambition.” using both ethos and pathos.
Brutus and Antony both give speeches at Julius Caesar's funeral. Both men use a variety of ethos, pathos and logos as well. Although both men have very good points, it is clear Antony's speech is more persuasive because he uses ethos, pathos, and logos to appeal to the crowd more than Brutus does. Antony's speech is also more efficiet because he shows emotion and sympathy for the plebeians this makes the plebeians feel as if Antony is one of them and understands how they feel.