These loaded words produce emotions of patriotism and nationalism. Later in his speech, Brutus uses antithesis, which contrasts two ideals, to contrast his love for Rome and his love for Caesar by saying, “Not that I loved/ Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (Shakespeare 42). Brutus saying this to the Roman people emphasizes the fact that Brutus loves Rome more than he could ever love anyone or anything, even his best friend and mentor. Him saying this is contributes to the honest tone of the speech and conveys a strong sense of nationalism to the Roman people. Brutus also uses a rhetorical device called either- or fallacy, which focuses on only two points, in his speech.
Antony persuades the mob that Caesar was a god and did not deserve to be killed. The mob turns on Brutus and the group of conspirators. There is most certainly a civil war on the horizon. The complete 180 switch of the mob proves that Mark Antony uses the rhetoric devices of ethos, pathos, and logos in a more effective manner than his counterpart, Brutus. In the play Julius Caesar, Mark Antony uses the rhetoric device of ethos more effectively than Brutus.
He sways public opinion of himself by using an abundance of rhetoric to portray himself as a selfless man. Throughout his speech, Brutus is seen using ethos to build up his credentials. He persuades the audience into believe what he has to say. In the beginning of his speech, he says, Believe me
This is why Mark Antony gave a better speech than Brutus. Antony speech is claiming that it was not a good idea to kill Caesar and to convince that Brutus is a very bad man. Antony makes the claim of Brutus throughout the whole speech using parallelism and repetition. Antony constantly says “for Brutus is an honorable man” through the entire speech but doesn’t really mean it. Yet Antony always says the same phrase a lot of times it makes you think of something different.
Thus, Cassius and Antony are more similar to each other even though it was Cassius and Brutus who killed Caesar and Antony was on Caesar’s side. Brutus is the man of liberty, honor and Rome. He is an idealist and is well respected. Cassius has something that Brutus does not, such as ability of manipulating people and experiences as a good soldier. Similarly, Antony is a practical man, but he still knows how to admit and acknowledge someone else’s good sides unlike Cassius who’s always jealous.
Brutus tells this to the crowd because, he wants them to think that he cared for Caesar and had sympathy and show emotion to him. “Believe me on my honor and keep my honor in mind, so you may believe me.” (Scene 3, Act 2, Page 127) said Brutus. Brutus tells the crowd to because he doesn't want his honor or reputation to be ruined by not showing emotion towards Caesar, because the crowd mourned over Caesar's death. He wants them to know that he loved Caesar said that he weeps for
At first they thought he was honorable, but now they were not so sure. His use of epistrophe is used to sway the crowd to be on his side, as well as against Brutus who was not very honorable like people say he is. As this rhetorical device is continuously used, the Romans begin to rethink Brutus’ speech. They became very angry with Brutus and realize his speech was not true, they begin to wonder if he killed Caesar because he wanted all the
He also makes it a point not to bash on Caesar as he says “ Then none have I offended. I have done no more to Caesar than you shall do to Brutus. The question of his death is enrolled in the Capitol. His glory not extenuated wherein he was worthy, nor his offenses enforced for which he suffered death.” In the part Brutus says that his achievements should not be diminished, it adds to the point that it was something that just had to be done and it was nothing personal against Caesar. He also uses Logos to appeal to the people's sense of logic and appeal as he says “Would you rather that Caesar were living and we
In the quote, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more”. Brutus explains that he loved Caesar to his fullest and cared for him deeply, but Rome was more important and loved to him than Caesar would ever be. This goes to show that Brutus loved Rome and people so much that he was will to kill Caesar to make his people happy. Brutus also show Betrayal from saying that Caesar was ambitious which was one of the reasons that he kill or betrayed Caesar. In the Brutus speech he quotes, “ I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him”.
Brutus put his city and its people n front of him and that was his tragic flaw. Since brutus put his city before himself t stopped him from thinking what was the best himself. If Brutus thought about killing Caesar before actually doing it he may have made a better decision and prevented the death of himself and many others