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Brutus Funeral Speech In A Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

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The conspirators were successful in killing Caesar for the “Good of Rome”. In the play A Tragedy of Julius Caesar a conspiracy is formed to kill Caesar because many think he is getting too ambitious. In the conspiracy people were turning against other people; sides were being taken. Although Antony stays loyal to Caesar, he causes a great deal of damage to the city of Rome due to the things he decided to say to the common people. Many lives were taken, not just Caesar’s, but many of the conspirators lives as well. Overall the remaining characters learned that terrible things will happen when you are easily manipulated and you listen to what everyone has to say. Brutus’ funeral speech in William Shakespeare’s A Tragedy of Julius Caesar was most effective due to their use of pathos, ethos, and logos.…show more content…
Brutus uses pathos in order to pull on the emotions of the crowd, so many of the people can believe that killing Caesar was the right thing to do. “Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead,to live all free men?” As Brutus says this in his speech he is trying to appeal to the emotions of the people who don’t agree with killing Caesar. When he says this he wants to make it sound as if it would be Roman-like to kill him, which could gain the attention of some of the crowd. “Who here is so vile that will not love his country?” When Brutus says this it is in order to appeal to the audiences nationalism. He wants to have it seem like in order for someone to have pride in their country, they must agree with killing
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