Ethos Pathos Logos In Julius Caesar

638 Words3 Pages

Ambition Kills The trouble has just begun for Rome. The speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus are loaded with many lit devices, logos, ethos, pathos, and fallacies. These help the make very persuasive and appealing speeches. In a sense, the person who fails to win over the people by way of their speech will probably be killed. So it is all on the line for Antony and Brutus. Brutus did a great job of using logos and lots of ethos in his speech, but most of his reasons to justify Caesar’s slaying were predictions of Caesar’s future behavior. Antony uses a lot of statements that are primarily pathos to persuade the crowd that the great Julius should still be alive. This is most of the reason why Antony’s address is the better of the two. Here are some of the fallacies that Brutus uses. Brutus uses an either/or fallacy when he …show more content…

Both speeches are absolutely loaded with rhetorical questions. Brutus and Antony both refer to Brutus as being honorable. Brutus and Antony say quite a bit about Caesar's accomplishments while he was alive. Both men proclaim their love and friendship to Caesar. Conversely, Antony lies to the audience many times, whereas Brutus doesn’t. The main persuasive devices that Brutus and Antony use are opposites. Antony does not mention any of the opposing views of the killing in his speech, but Brutus mentions his view and some of what the opposing view may say in his speech. Although there are differences between the two spiels, they are less in number than the similarities. Brutus has a better speech because of the hook he uses when he says “Would you rather that Caesar were living and we would all go to our graves as slaves, or that Caesar were dead and we all lived as free men?”. This gets the people manipulated and wanting to listen to what Brutus has to say. Antony’s speech uses too many rhetorical questions when asking the people if Caesar's actions were

Open Document