Antony vs. Brutus The death of Julius Caesar- renowned military dictator and statesman will be forever remembered. He was brutally murdered by his best friend, Brutus and fellow congressmen. The conspiracy follows out through his funeral where Brutus and his adoptive son, Antony speak upon his death. After carefully analyzing the speeches, one may say Antony did a better job due to his message, use of rhetoric, a rhetorical fallacies.
Mark Antony Over Marcus Brutus One can see as they read through Mark Antony’s and Marcus Brutus’ speeches, that they left a major effect on the crowd at Julius Caesar’s funeral. The varied reactions out of the crowd were based on the rhetoric these two characters illustrate. They both exercised parts of ethos, pathos, and logos. Mark Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral had more effect on the people of Rome.
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
In the words of author Ray Comfort, “Rhetoric, which is the use of language to inform or persuade, is very important in shaping public opinion. We are very easily fooled by language and how it is used by others.” It is only human nature to be influenced by others that we idolized, which is why man has developed a means to exploit natural tendencies and supercede those influenced by the masters of rhetoric. Throughout all of history, it can be seen that it is much more beneficial to be articulate and persuasive than to have the desirable political standpoint when it comes to swaying an audience or party. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar demonstrates that rhetorical knowledge is more important that policies or beliefs in gaining political power.
Brutus and Antony both give speeches at Julius Caesar's funeral. Both men use a variety of ethos, pathos and logos as well. Although both men have very good points, it is clear Antony's speech is more persuasive because he uses ethos, pathos, and logos to appeal to the crowd more than Brutus does. Antony's speech is also more efficiet because he shows emotion and sympathy for the plebeians this makes the plebeians feel as if Antony is one of them and understands how they feel.
Have you ever felt your loneliest even when surrounded by those who claim to be your closest friends? Have you ever gotten that uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach when putting your trust in someone who has stood by your side for years? If Julius Caesar, would have paid attention to his surroundings, he might have lived to see another day. In spite of his friendship with Caesar, Marcus Brutus took it upon himself and the conspirators, to kill Caesar. In their eyes, they saw Caesar’s initiative to control Rome as disastrous for the well-being of the people.
Marc Antony and Brutus are both great at speaking to crowds. The crowd liked Brutus the best at first but by the end of the act they hated him and liked Antony. The reason the crowd liked Antony the best was because he knew how to persuade them and he knew how to turn them against Brutus. They also liked how he talked good about Brutus and how he talked about Caesar’s will.
Word: a single distinct meaningful element of speech. In William Shakespeare’s, Julius Caesar, words are being utilized to show two different people’s reasonings behind the death of their dear friend in the form of funeral speeches. Julius Caesar, future king of Rome, was killed by Brutus and the conspirators and the citizens are upset. Brutus feels he did no wrong and that Caesar was ambitious, therefore he must die. Anthony on the other hand does not agree; he believe that Caesar was not ambitious.
After the death of Julius Caesar, the people of Rome demanded an answer. An audience gathered to hear both the speeches of Brutus and Mark Antony, since Brutus allowed Antony to speak. Brutus went first, trying to persuade the crowd to realize this was a necessary evil. Mark Antony went after Brutus and took a different approach. He used pathos, which means he appealed to the audiences emotions and feelings.
The conspirators long thought out plan came to end when Antony started an uproar. He starts to say that he is only there to bury him not praise him, but I think we all know he had other motives. The conspirators reasons for killing Caesar were because he was too ambitious. If you barely knew Caesar you would think this is true. However a very dear friend of Caesar points out some very valid reasons as to why this accusation is false.