He uses aporia, loaded words, and a dramatic pause to manipulate the Roman people and cause them to have fiery emotions. Antony follows Brutus’ speech at Caesar’s funeral and uses aporia to produce a manipulative and fiery tone. Since aporia feigns or pretends, Antony uses this rhetorical device by claiming, “Hear this testament-/ Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read” (Shakespeare 45). Antony is referring to Caesar’s will and claims he does not wish to read it; although, he knows that saying this will manipulate the Roman people and cause them to have a greater desire to hear the testament. Using this rhetorical device calls more attention to the will and what is written in it.
Marc Antony gives his speech at Caesar’s funeral to the citizens of Rome. The purpose of his speech is to prove to the citizens that Brutus is wrong and Caesar shouldn’t have been killed. The tone of his speech is very ironic. It also gets very dramatic as he talks about Caesar being killed. Marc Antony uses repetition throughout to strengthen his speech.
Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one. He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
What would he do if his close friend was just murdered by a group of people he knew? In the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, Caesar (the title character) was killed by a group of conspirators. Caesar’s closest friend, Marc Antony, was enraged by his death and wanted revenge on the conspirators who killed him. However, Antony couldn’t kill the conspirators so he turned a crowd of confused mourners into a chaotic mob with a well spoken speech. In the speech he used ethos, patho, and logos.
Decius’ manipulation of Caesar begins with Decius flattering Caesar, while calling him, "worthy Caesar," and, "mighty Caesar," multiple times(II:ii:58, II:ii:69, II:ii:94). Decius manipulates Caesar by flattering him. Decius’ constant flattery appeals to Caesar’s pride and allows Decius a way to connect with him. this flattery boosts Caesar’s confidence and gives Decius a way to indirectly begin manipulating Caesar. Also, to convince Caesar not to worry about Calpurnia’s dream, Decius assures Caesar that Calpurnia’s dream, "signifies that from [Caesar] great Rome shall suck," and that, “great men shall press,” treasured things into Caesar’s, “reviving blood,”(II:ii:87-88).
Antony was Caesar’s best friend and Brutus was one of the conspirators the killed Caesar. The speeches that they give determine who Rome supports, which leads to the death of one of them. Brutus and Antony use pathos, syntax, and diction to create the specific effect of justifying the murder of Caesar for Brutus and turning the crowd against the conspirators for Antony. Brutus and Antony
While Brutus uses questions against Caesar, Antony uses them for Caesar, but against Brutus. He does not really agree that Brutus is honorable, but is making fun of him. He shows passion by using thought and emotions while asking the citizens questions, this causes them to gain respect and trust Antony over Brutus. Marc Antony makes a remarkable personality change as a character, from a “party guy” to an extremely clever man by using reverse psychology in order to persuade listeners. Antony utilizes Brutus’s own words against him to show the truth about the conspirators and their intentions of killing Caesar.
Antony’s Speech Using Rhetorical Appeals In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, after Caesar’s death, the Romans are conflicted about what should be done. After Brutus’ speech the Romans are ready to crown Brutus king and be on the conspirators’ side. Though Brutus then leaves the crowd while Antony delivers his speech, the crowd realizes what should be done of Caesar’s murder and Antony prevents the conspirators from getting away with the murder of Caesar. Antony uses rhetorical appeals and techniques in his speech to turn the people of Rome against those conspiring against Caesar. As a result, the people see Antony as a persuasive and strong leader of Rome.
After Caesar’s death, Antony seems to make peace with the conspirators, allowing him to speak at the funeral. During his speech, he uses the tactic of faking his emotions, causing the crowds to stir against the conspirators. He seems like he is devastated by the injustice done and passionate to gain vengeance for Caesar. On the contrary, Antony 's’ conversations after the speech shows that his plans is not for Caesar, but for his own aspirations. When Antony orders Lepidus, he says, “Fetch the will hither, and we shall determine / How to cut off some charge in legacies” (4.
Marcus Junius Brutus and Mark Antony both deliver speeches to justify the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE and both use Logos and Ethos to convince the Roman citizens to join their sides. Both sides deliver their speeches with vehemence and start by elucidating why Brutus killed Caesar to begin with, why Antony’s desire for revenge is justified, and what the future of Rome will be because of his death. Antony teases the citizens of Rome with the will of Caesar that he holds in hand and claims it will dishonor Brutus and the other conspirators and is also one of his vital uses of Ethos in his speech. Most of the citizens, if not all of them side with Antony and will most likely help him accede to a great title of power in the future and also betray Brutus because of what Antony has them believe, i.e. an ignoble assassin.