In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Antony uses the rhetorical appeal logos to persuade the Roman people to turn against the conspirators. At the beginning of Antony’s speech, he started off by giving examples of Caesar being a generous leader, so when the ‘poor cried’ out for help, Caesar cried along with them (91). Antony uses the rhetorical appeal logos when he said that Caesar ‘cried’ with the poor. He made an argument that Caesar caried about the Roman people and more deeply, since the conspirator said that they killed Caesar because he is ambitious, but Caesar caried about his countrymen which showed that the conspirators are not honorable.
Antony wants to remind the Romans that he is credible for speaking of Caesar “that love my friend, and that they know full well, that gave me public leave to speak of him” (III.ii.215-216) Antony uses ethos after telling the Romans everything to convince them in being against that conspirators’ that he can speak of Caesar because he was a close friend of Caesar. Antony convinces the Romans to retribute the conspirators’ for what they have done “In every wound of Caesar that should move the stones of Rome to rise and mutiny” (III.ii.225-226) Antony wants revenge and is convincing the Romans to riot by using pathos. Antony wants the Romans to feel sorry about Caesar’s death “here was a Caesar! When comes such another?” (III.ii.248) Antony uses pathos here to make the Romans think and feel that there’s not going to be another Caesar and now Caesar is killed so it is a major loss to Rome. He also asks a rhetorical question to prove his point that there is only one
By refusing to read the will several times and admitting that what it contains will cause the people to have such a great love for Caesar that knowing he is now dead will be unbearable, Antony ignites curiosity in the people and furthermore, a subconscious feeling of respect and graciousness toward Caesar. Basically, Antony uses Caesar’s will to convince the people that Caesar was a selfless, kind-hearted man and those who killed him should be ashamed and punished for killing an innocent man. Through Antony’s use of paralipsis, he is able to plant a seed of admiration for Caesar and one of hate for the conspirators in the hearts of the plebeians. In his speech to the citizens, Antony also asks many rhetorical questions to cause his audience to pause and reflect on how they really feel, or how Antony wants them to feel, about certain people and events that have recently become important. In one instance. Antony is refuting Brutus’ argument that Caesar was too ambitious and that is why he needed to be assassinated. He brings up the time when Caesar denied the crown several times and asks the audience, “Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?”
Both of the speeches are equally important to the plot of Julius Caesar but they’re both
Brutus wants to make the crowd feel like he is in a way the victim. In order to do that he says "As Caesar loved me I weep for him" so in a way the people feel bad for him. This emotional appeal did not persuade the audience considering the fact that he was if he truly did love Caesar as much as he said he would, then he would have tried to find a different route in getting rid of Caesar as emperor. Antony goes with the approach of making the people of Rome feel guilty. He tells the citizens "You all love him once not without cause what cause withholds you then to mourn for him" so they could reflect on their attitude towards his death. Using pathos in this way was very insightful because it reminds the citizens that they were the ones who elected him as emperor of Rome and they loved him and now they don't. Now they would feel guilty since they would feel like it was their fault that Caesar is dead because their love for him turned him emperor in the first
The article titled "Julius Caesar" was once written by William Shakespeare in 1599 which spoke the tragic story of Julius Caesar, an ordinary man whom was rising to the top to become a king who life suddenly took an unpredicted turn. It all began with Julius returning from a battle which gave reason for some to praise him relating to Antony, his right arm man. Yet on the other side, the remaining envied him like Cassius. Shakespeare work of rhetorical strategies is a way to persuade and impress the audience to spice up things as a way of entertainment while schooling. Based on this novel Antony speech towered above Brutus speech in my opinion because his maneuver of emotion to seek revenge on Brutus. To begin, Shakespeare use of rhetorical
Out of the three speeches from Brutus, Antony and Lyndon Johnson. Antony speech effectively achieve his purpose to the point where he was able to open people's eyes. on march 15, 44 BC Julius Caesar was murdered by a man named Brutus. Brutus was a man who is jealous of Julius Caesar and would do anything to be in his place.on March 15th 44 BC brutis went to Julius Caesar and murdered him . the people of Rome came together to see what was going on ,Brutus came up to the stage and started talking about how he had to kill Julius Caesar because he was too ambitious. He was trying to make it sound like Caesar Lied about everything.then ceaser best friend Anthony came out on the stage with his body. The crowd was going crazy antony silence the
“It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, ‘Peace! Peace!’ — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!”. This is a quote from Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech, which he used to try and persuade the legislature of the 13 colonies to declare war and launch a revolution against the British. In this quote, he used pathos, or an emotional appeal, to try and get the audience to believe what he is saying and persuade them into taking action on his thoughts. Marc Antony, as he spoke in the funeral of Julius Caesar, turned a mourning crowd into a raging angry mob determined to avenge the death of Caesar through only his words. Embedded throughout his speech, Antony used three types of methods of persuasion, which
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is a play that explains the assassination of Julius Caesar and the civil war after his death through a tale of friendship and betrayal. In act III, scene ii of the play, Julius Caesar’s right-hand man, Marc Antony, is able to persuade the crowd at Caesar’s funeral to go against the conspirators and seek revenge for Caesar. Antony used great techniques to win over the crowd that was, moment earlier, all in favor of Brutus and were glad that he killed Caesar. In his speech, Marc Antony uses ethos, pathos, and logos to persuade that crowd. Ethos is relating to ethics or morals, pathos is related to emotion, and logos is related to logic or reasoning. Antony is
The death of Julius Caesar was an arguable topic, especially at the time of his funeral
Both speeches conveyed by Brutus and Mark Antony in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar are very persuasive to the crowd of mourns at the funeral of Julius Caesar. Although, the rhetorical devices in each speech was expressed in different ways in order to sway the opinion of mourns in the crowd. The basic difference between the two speeches is that Brutus’s speech appeals to reason and logic and Antony’s speech appeals to your emotion
In Scene 2 of Act 3 in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, two speeches are given by characters Brutus and Mark Antony. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, the characters Brutus and Mark Antony give very similar, yet very different speeches about the future of Rome, and why Caesar was killed. This essay will compare and contrast those speeches, and connect them to the conclusion of Shakespeare's play.
In William Shakespeare’s, “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar,” Mark Antony’s use of rhetoric unleashes chaos upon Rome, as he exploits the fickle nature of public opinion by giving the impressionable people of Rome the false choice of mutiny or no mutiny and ignites violent mob mentality through his eloquent speech. For the purpose of avenging the conspirators in tribute to Caesar, Antony persuades the crowd to revolt. Antony claims that if he “were disposed to stir / Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage, / I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong”(3.2, 124-126, 50). Antony gives the people of Rome the false choice of mutiny or no mutiny, imposing them to believe that if they do not defy Cassius and Brutus they will be doing themselves and Caesar wrong. In fear that they will be harming themselves, the crowd begins to revolt, resulting in utter chaos. Provoked by the false choice, the enraged citizens exclaim, “Revenge!
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is a relatively historically accurate portrayal of Julius Caesar’s death and the aftermath. Written around 1599, Julius Caesar is based on true Roman History, although to some extent, it is apparent that Shakespeare added some details for literary flavor. Julius Caesar is considered to be a tragedy, one that receives much praise for its effective, enjoyable writing, going down in history as a world renowned classic. The characters Cassius, Brutus, and Antony can be described as having a “silver tongue” in the play. The overall theme of Julius Caesar is debatable, but what seems to be most evident is the idea that ordinary people are easily swayed by effective rhetoric; thus, they can be changed into a dangerous
Unlike Brutus, Antony uses many strong points and evidence in his arguments. When Brutus states that Caesar was “ambitious,” he argued, “I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he thrice refuse: was this ambition?” He attempted to appeal the crowd by using logic and had sarcastically repeated “But Brutus says he was ambitious;”, mocking Brutus for such a claim. Antony explains that if Caesar was as “ambitious” as Brutus has stated, Caesar would’ve taken the crown the first time presented instead of denying it three times. Getting his point across, he also includes that Brutus isn’t as honorable as he, self- proclaimed. The murder of Caesar was not noble nor honorable. He had murdered a really good friend. He didn’t want the crowd to believe that Brutus murdered Caesar for them and that he had other motives. Antony was able to effectively use logos to his advantage throughout his whole argument and was able to deliver his message in a very strong, emotional and logical