The plebeians are easily persuaded, gullible, and susceptible to other, more influential and powerful people. This fact, in and of itself, might have been the reason why Antony was able to get the people fired up after his speech, and not the words or actions of the speech. Nevertheless, Antony essentially tells the people to revolt and get revenge. For instance, “And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony/Would ruffle up your spirits and put a tongue/In every wound of Caesar that should move/The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.”
I hope so because stage directions, direct characterization, and monologous all show how pride is a theme. In real life we do not have those things, but pride is still a big thing in people's lives and maybe Shakespeare is the cause of that. Their are plenty of other literary devices and elements of fiction that help show the theme. Julius Caesar is full of
Without Caesar, patriotism can live, whereas, with Caesar you are in slavery to his power. Adverse to the power speech of Brutus, Antony comes at this propaganda with emotion and passion. He cries in his speech. He gives the people anticipation. He uses litotes to bring his point across.
He successfully accomplishes his objective of convincing the mob that Brutus is a traitor and the conspirators are at fault. He played with emotions which was the right thing to do rather than applying logic. He used emotional phrases such as, "My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar" and "Oh judgment; thou art fled to brutish beasts". Which allows him to have a connect with the crowds feeling at the death of Caesar .Antony does not let the restriction of going against the conspirators hinder his speech. He begins not by attacking Brutus or the conspirators, but by praising Caesar.
The use of repetition in Antony 's speech allows for him to persuade the crowd and enable him to indoctrinate the plebeians causing them to despise the conspirators undertakings and yearn for Caesar’s avengence. ‘You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition? Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And sure he is an honorable man’ (III.ii.96-100, 89-91, 92-95) Antony’s use of rhetorical statements of Brutus’s honorable implies the exact opposite of what he says to the crowd. Although Marc Antony is given the moment to speak during the funeral, he must not speak badly on behalf of the conspirators sake, which allows him to use repetition to ultimately state one thing but mean the exact opposite; these statement ultimately
To get their point across to the Roman republic, Brutus and Antony use different kinds of logic, or logos. Brutus approaches the logos part of his speech by pointing out how oppressed the people of Rome would be, had he not killed Caesar; ¨Would you rather that Caesar be alive and you be slaves?¨ (III. ii. L 21-22). Being one of Caesar's best friends, Antony took the angle opposite Brutus; he displayed all the actions that Caesar took to benefit Rome.
However, Antony quickly averts the audience's thoughts. The people question why they had suddenly began to show hate towards Caesar when Antony says “you all did love him once, not without cause:/ What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him? (3.2.111-113)” Ambition is often mentioned throughout the play and has a deep role in the events that take place. Brutus tries extensively to make himself sound heroic in order to gain more honor. He continues by saying “as he was/ valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I/ slew him (3.2.27-28).” Through these words he shows the people what he is capable of doing and how conflicts must be resolved.
(1.3.424.55) Meaning that Iago knows that he's able to use Roderigo unwillingly and get him to do his dirty work for him. Iago States to himself. Castle is a good man but he still wants to deceive him so that he may become lieutenant. Iago convinces Roderigo that Desdemona is in love with Cassio and that Roderigo should help him Cassio removed from his job as lieutenant and the two come up with a plan to get Cassio drunk and make him fight so that Othello will remove Cassio as lieutenant. Being that Roderigo is blinded by his love for Desdemona and the lies of Iago, Roderigo willingly helps, not realizing that Iago only wants to help himself and he'll do anything to do so, even if he has to manipulate the minds of innocent people around him.
With this response, the residents delineate their loyalty to Caesar. In this manner, Verbal Irony in Antony's discourse is surely successful on the Roman citizens. Antony utilizes Strong techniques in his discourse to inspire Roman individuals to conflict with Brutus and the backstabbers. Antony utilizes 3 techniques Pathos, Imagery, and Verbal irony to influence the Roman Citizens to conflict with Brutus and the Conspirators. He demonstrates pathos, which is feeling, imagery, which is a language that helps the audience visualize what is being described, and Verbal irony, which is words express something in spite of truth or somebody says the opposite they truly feel or mean.
Furthermore, Caesar's will is mentioned: The will in which money and land is devoted to all Roman citizens. Why would the people turn on a man who would give them such values? There is a sense of guilt, considering Caesar's good hopes. At this point, Brutus' nobility becomes quite controversial due to him guilting Caesar of being so "ambitious," despite evidence that he wanted the best for Rome. Antony emphasizes pathos by saying, "He was my friend, faithful and just to me" (Shakespeare).
Comparing himself to metal worker as he suggests that even the most noblest of men can be manipulated, or bent to his will , furthermore since brutus is a beloved and respected amongst the roman people as well as caesar in particular, he would be the easiest to manipulate because of his patriotic loyalty to rome and the people, on top of the fact brutus is married to his sister. And how he does this is by a few