In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Caesar is killed by conspirators who fear for the safety of rome. Brutus who helped in the assassination tried to calm down the overlookers who had just witnessed the assassination by using logos and ethos by saying how it was logical for them to kill caesar saying the power would go to his head and we would become a dictator destroying rome. Using ethos by saying they will remember the “good times”, how they were great friends but it had to be done and as well saying that it was for the good of rome and the people which goes into a little more logos.
In Brutus' speech he uses logos to try to reason with the crowd whilst Antony uses pathos to control their emotions. Brutus explains that for the betterment of Rome Caesar had to die or else he would ruin the country and destroy the great empire. He at first has everyone on his side, that is of course until Antony speaks. When Antony speaks he gives examples of how Caesar wasn't going to ruin Rome and in fact how he was the best leader they had ever had. He says that Brutus and Cassius are murderers and that's all they are. The crowd goes into and uproar and eventually the whole country falls into anarchy.
In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Marc Antony’s funeral speech for Caesar’s death is more successful than Brutus’ funeral speech because Antony uses verbal irony and pathos instead of gravitas or logos. In his speech, Brutus uses gravitas or honor while Marc Antony knows the general will of the Plebeians. Antony uses verbal irony in his speech, whereas Brutus uses a straightforward, 1-dimensional rhetoric. Lastly, Brutus uses logos in his speech, while Antony uses pathos to win over the Plebeians. In the end, Antony’s use of verbal irony and pathos in his speech is more effective in winning over the Plebeians to avenge Caesar’s death than that of Brutus.’
In Brutus’s speech that he gave for the reason for Julius Caesar’s death, he gives examples of logos to persuade the crowd. Brutus says that the reason for Caesar’s death was because of his ambition to become the emperor. But in Antony’s speech, he claims to have presented the crown to him 3 times, and Caesar refused all 3 times. Brutus claims his reason for aiding in the murder of Caesar was, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” but Anthony also stated “For Brutus as you know was Caesar’s angel.” meaning that Caesar trusted Brutus more than anyone yet Brutus betrayed him.
. . " and that "as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it"(act 3, scene 2, 2). He humanizes himself to the crowd and swears that he loved Caesar just as they did. He also builds upon his existing reputation of honesty and nobility. Antony appeals to his own credibility by reminding the crowd of Caesars, reminding them of when "[he] thrice" offered to Caesar a crown and that "thrice [Caesar] refused" (Act 3, Scene 2, 4). He restores the image of Caesar as a humble man, which hes uses to undermine Brutus. At the same time, he earns good will with the plebians he cries out to, seeming as noble supporter of
In William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, Antony primarily uses logos during the reading of Caesar’s will, at the same time telling about Caesar’s refusal to accept the crown, and whilst showing Caesar’s helping Rome. In showing Caesar’s will, Antony persuades the people that Caesar is good by telling the people he left them money. Near the end of the speech as the people are gathered around Caesar’s corpse, Antony proclaims, “Here is the will, and under Caesar’s own seal. To every Roman citizen, he gives- every several man- seventy-five drachmas.”(lines 230-233). In his will, Caesar shows his love for the people by leaving them his wealth and property. Caesar left the people 75 drachmas each, his private walkways, and his orchard, which
Antony’s speech is bursting with many rhetorical devices to persuade the plebeians that demonstrates his orator skills of using ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos is prevalent within Antony’s speech when he addresses the credibility of Brutus by saying Brutus is an honorable man. For instance, Antony uses repetition of saying that Brutus is an honorable man that altogether questions his credibility in the following lines: “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious / And Brutus is an honorable man (103-104). By using this clever phase with a tone of sarcasm it degrades Brutus’s orator skills and as a person. This gives Antony’s credibility the upper hand that helps his claim that Caesar is not ambitious. By, hinting to the crowd that Brutus emits fallacies.
In Act III Scene II of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Marcus Brutus and Marc Antony both give a speech to the citizens of Rome after the murder of Julius Caesar. Marcus Brutus gives a speech about how Julius Caesar was evil and that if he had been crowned he would have been a tyrant, and ruin Rome. Afterwards, Marc Antony gives a speech to the citizens of Rome about how they loved Caesar, and that Marcus Brutus and the others who conspired with him to kill Caesar were evil. After both speeches are made, Marc Antony’s speech is more successful and has more of an impact than Marcus Brutus’ speech.
Brutus was more argumentative when using ethos to explain why he killed Caesar. He took credit for killing Caesar that shows the audience that he has nothing to hide from them. He also shares that Antony had nothing to do with the death of Caesar. Caesar was seen as too ambitious to Brutus that made him realize that Caesar wasn't fit for Rome. Brutus wanted to be the hero for Rome before it was too late. He offered to die for Rome but the crowd said no because they understand his perspective. The play of Julius Caesar states, "Who here is so vile that he doesn't love his country?" (Act 3, Scene 2). This quote from the play shows that Brutus knows everyone loves Rome and justifies his actions. Antony uses ethos when he explains how Caesar was killed. Antony also reveals that Rome fell when Caesar was killed which makes them blame Brutus and the others for Caesar's death. When Antony told the people of Rome about Caesar's will it made them think that Antony is right about Brutus and the
Worried that the crowd had been completely convinced by Brutus’s words, Antony had to persuade them to be on his side, so he began his speech by appealing to their emotions or pathos. He begins his speech by calling them “Friends, Romans, Countrymen”. Being classified as his friends, Romans, and countrymen is a compliment to most people, and appeals to their emotions by feeling as if you have a strong bond with one another. By showing them that he has a bond with them, he is showing them he is not there to change their mind, but instead to talk to them as the “friends” that they are. Later, he uses empathy by telling the crowd, “You are not wood, you are not stones, but men;”. This shows the crowd how because they are men they will have a reaction to what Antony speaks as he reads the will, and hearing the will, saying saying how Caesar loved them will be infuriating to listen to. Finally, he says how when Caesar fell they all
There are very strong, well-used persuasive strategies used during the speeches at Caesar’s funeral. Brutus, a Senator of noble birth, creates a powerful but concise speech while relying on structure and strategy to carry his words. Antony, a Roman general, uses emotions and eloquent language to deliver his stirring message. By examining the persuasive techniques of both speakers, it is clear that Brutus is more effective in his speech than Anthony.
Shakespeare exposes the cutthroat politics of Rome through the speeches of Brutus and Antony in his play Julius Caesar. This play epitomizes the benefits of using rhetorical devices in a persuasive speech. Antony applies the modes ethos, logos, and pathos to establish credibility, provide evidence, and evoke emotion throughout his eulogy to Caesar. Preceding Antony’s speech was that of the senator, and friend of Caesar, Brutus. Conclusively, Antony’s use of rhetorical devices surpasses Brutus’s; Antony successfully persuades the crowd that Brutus’s speech posed as a clever ruse to justify his cold-blooded murder. Antony’s speech paints Brutus as a hypocrite, when, ironically, it is Antony who is the true deceiver. Throughout his speech, Antony
In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Act III Scene ii, both Antony and Brutus appeal to ethos, pathos, and logos when they present their speeches at Caesar’s funeral. Brutus appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos to convince the plebeians that he killed Caesar for the good of Rome and the people. Antony appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos to convince the plebeians that the conspirators were wrong in killing Caesar. Though they both use these persuasive methods; they appeal to them with a different purpose in mind.
Is an honorable man someone who kills his best friend for the sake of a country. In Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar is about to be crowned , than he is kill by eight conspirators and his best friend Brutus. In return Caesar right hand man Antony is outraged and gives a speech , though he promised not to speak badly about Brutus and the conspirators. Antony uses ethos, pathos, and logos to draw the crowd to believe Caesar’s death is wrong and bring the crowd into mutiny and rage. He does this by being clever, manipulative, and deceiving.
From the day on following Caesar’s death, two people fought for the people of Rome’s trust and loyalty. These two characters were Brutus and Antony. Each took a different approach to trying to convince the people of Rome to take his side. The comparison and difference between each orient speech. The people of Rome were easily manipulated through Brutus’s use of logos, but were just as easily turned against him through Antony’s pathos. Throughout the speeches of Brutus and Antony, they both address the people of Rome to consume the rightfulness of power in Rome.