Brutus And Mark Antony Speech Analysis

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Both speeches conveyed by Brutus and Mark Antony in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar are very persuasive to the crowd of mourns at the funeral of Julius Caesar. Although, the rhetorical devices in each speech was expressed in different ways in order to sway the opinion of mourns in the crowd. The basic difference between the two speeches is that Brutus’s speech appeals to reason and logic and Antony’s speech appeals to your emotion
For instance, Brutus’s speech uses the devices as a rhetorical question to try to persuade the crowd that he and the conspirators did a good feat by killing Caesar: “Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than Caesar were dead, to live all freemen?” (Shakespeare 150). Therefore, he express to the crowd how he cherished Caesar nonetheless killed him since he adores Rome more, which showed the ethos appeals to his character as a Roman, as well as logos for it seems a logical threat to Roman society should be eradicated. Subsequently, he makes an appeal to his own character by portraying his pride for his country; he forces the crowd to feel guilty if anyone opposes him is essential an enemy of Rome.
On the other hand, Mark Antony’s speech tries to convince the crowd to believe that Caesar did not deserve to die and the conspirators are the real antagonist by the use of a rhetorical question. Therefore, Mark Antony used his rhetorical question to contradict Brutus’s statement that they had to kill Caesar because
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