Antony uses many rhetorical devices in his speech from logos to pathos and many more but, the most effective rhetorical device in Antony's speech is logos because, in Antony's speech he pulls from the people's strings and emotions to get the people of Rome to get on his side and not Brutus’s side. Antony uses logos in many ways and uses it in the best possible way he can. Anthony's goal by using the rhetorical device logos, is that he is trying to make everyone one not on Brutus’s side about the reason why he killed caesar. The first example of how Antony uses logos in his speech is, He stated that, “I come not, friends to steal away your hearts. I am no orator as Brutus is.” (Shakespeare P125) What he is trying to convey is that, He is not going to
In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar one of the main characters Caesar is killed in Scene 3 act 2.Then Brutus and Antony both give speeches about how bad they feel.Brutus gives a good speech by using all three of the rhetorical appeals to persuade the crowd to want to listen to what he say by using logos,ethos,pathos to his advantage.Brutus gives a better speech that draws the audience attention,Antony not as much.Therefor here are some very valid points on why Brutus’s speech used the Rhetorical Appeals better. Brutus uses Pathos most out of all of the three Rhetorical appeals.He tries to use the crowds and the reader’s emotions to win their heart.As Brutus talks to the crowded they are very angry,so Brutus starts off by trying to cool them down.”Be patient till the
Each of them tried their best to persuade the audience to choose their side. Antony gave a more persuasive speech with better use of rhetorical devices such as epistrophe, rhetorical question, and verbal irony. Mark Antony effectively uses rhetorical question throughout his speech, leaving doubt in the back of everyone's minds. “Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?”(III,ii), is the most important rhetorical question Antony kept repeating. It made the crowd wonder if Caesar was ambitious, they also began to speculate whether he was doing it for the good of the country, or for himself.
Antony is using physical evidence, in the form of a will ‘created’ by Caesar, to sway the Romans to his side and even though the evidence is fake, it still is evidence to the people and is making the them ponder how someone who is said to be ambitious could be so generous therefore fostering a reason for the Romans to stir themselves up to mutiny. Antony is using direct evidence so that the plebeians, who are simple people, have an observable object that they can see so they have physical proof of Caesar’s goodness therefore proving that Antony’s usage of logos is the most effective reversing the intense hatred the had against Caesar to an absolute devotion to
Because Brutus uses prose, it is a reflection of his rational argument defending his reasoning for assassinating Caesar and his own rational thought process. Mark Antony however, approaches the audience with a more emotional and tactful oration. He speaks in iambic pentameter, which is common when one is speaking emotionally and passionately, as in the case of Mark Antony. This is an illustration of his emotion eliciting speech and passionate rebuttal of Brutus' accusation of Caesar's ambition. As for the actual content of the speeches, Brutus presented a group of more rational and intentional ideas rather than Mark Antony's sympathy and tact.Brutus' preliminary addressing of the crowd and speech structure support his argument.
Mark Antony - a Rhetorician Mark Antony was a man who knew how to persuade a crowd, to the point of madness. How did he do it? The answer to that is pathos, ethos, and logos. Pathos being the emotional appeal, ethos being ethical appeal, and logos using logic and reason. Those three ideas to persuasion are the key to being a persuasive speaker.
Although both men use a tremendous variety of literary devices, Antony allures the crowd’s attention by appealing more to emotion while Brutus appeals to reason and logic. Another way these speeches are similar is that their purpose is to persuade Rome. On the other hand, Brutus wants to persuade the people that Caesar was ambitious and had to be killed for the good of Rome as to Antony tells the listeners that Caesar did nothing wrong, so there is no reason to hate him. Despite the ways that these two characters are the same, Antony portrays a stronger argument because he attracts to people’s emotions instead of using logic and reasoning. Appealing to emotions are a more effective argument because it touches the audience’s heart and has them react based on their feelings rather than reacting based on someone’s reason and
Cassius and Brutus have only spoken briefly and Brutus just has been introduced to Casca, Decius, Cinna, Metellus, and Trebonius, and he carries more of an influence in decision making than Cassius does. They both are very serious about killing Caesar; however their motives are much different. Cassius and other conspirators wish to assassinate due to envy whilst Brutus wishes to do what’s best for Rome. The two clash in conversation, but both fight for the same cause. The relationship between Brutus and Cassius cause conflict in both this scene and the rest of the story, showing that their different opinions could create conflict and a sense of superiority.
While delivering this speech King has to be careful in the way he persuades the audience, and the way his sentences are portrayed. The smallest miscommunication could lead the entire audience into an unbelievably large riot. Not only does king use “Now is the time.” for initiative, he uses the now famous phrase, “I have a dream.” This connects king to the audience and ensures them that they have a possibility of equality, and this is a fight
Antony manipulates the crowd, with their submissiveness in mind. Antony begins to make the crowd to question Brutus and his dialectic behind killing Caesar. The “honourable” men claim to have killed Caesar due to his ambition, however “on the Lupercal / I thrice presented him a kingly crown, / Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?”(3.2, 98-100, 50). Antony uses logos appeal by stating facts, which makes the crowd think for themselves, unlike they normally do.