People complain that Brutus is just as bad as Caesar, yet Brutus does it for justice of the people. While others explain that the Roman empire will fall due to Brutus’s actions, others will say that he has a high respect of the citizens, and the citizens would know he did the deed for the better good. While some may bicker about Brutus making predictions about the future, he is simply trying to prevent tyranny to get ahold of Rome and the empire. Brutus is the perfect example of anyone in the world, who wants to do the better good for everyone. Should Brutus join the conspiracy against Caesar?
Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic. Brutus loves caesar but doesn't want him to become king. Brutus doesn't have a personal reason to kill Caesar but for the good of Rome he has to. The country of rome would fall to Caesar if he became king because he is corrupt. Brutus loves Caesar but knows he has to kill him for the good of rome.
Line 144-145). Antony starts to bring in Caesar’s feeling to make the crowd feel love for Caesar. He also says the opposite of Brutus when he say would you have Caesar live and die a slave. Antony says this as if Caesar told him, that the people are human, not something that can be bought or sold. Pathos helped the crowd get somewhat angry and wanted to hear more of what Anthony had to
Tone can be defined as the attitude that a speaker or writer conveys toward his or her subject. The tones of Brutus and Antony’s funeral speeches in the play Julius Caesar are strikingly different. Both Brutus and Antony speak to the Roman people at the funeral of Julius Caesar. Brutus quickly convinces the people to see the death of Caesar in a positive light; therefore, claiming it was to protect Rome from the ambition of Caesar. Antony being very loyal to Caesar is hurt by the assassination and vows to avenge Caesar.
While Brutus uses questions against Caesar, Antony uses them for Caesar, but against Brutus. He does not really agree that Brutus is honorable, but is making fun of him. He shows passion by using thought and emotions while asking the citizens questions, this causes them to gain respect and trust Antony over Brutus. Marc Antony makes a remarkable personality change as a character, from a “party guy” to an extremely clever man by using reverse psychology in order to persuade listeners. Antony utilizes Brutus’s own words against him to show the truth about the conspirators and their intentions of killing Caesar.
Cassius manipulates Brutus to the point of making him feel as if there are several people wanting Brutus to do something about Caesar. Cassius also wants to convince Brutus that “Caesar’s ambition shall be glanced at” so they can eliminate his power for fear that “worse days [may] endure”. Cassius is not the only senator wanting to eliminate Caesar’s growing
He tells them that he doesn’t want to make them angry, which sets up a raging response to hearing the will of Caesar (III.ii.135-156). Though he has continued to refer to Brutus and the other conspirators as honorable men, the people are now angry with them and call them evil murderers (III.ii.163-168). At this point, Antony has resorted to only emotionally charged arguments to pull the people into his view and feel betrayed as Caesar did. He tells the audience to be ready to cry, and proceeds to fabricate valiant stories of Caesar with strong imagery to anger and sadden the commoners, despite a lack of any logical reasoning behind what he is saying (III.ii.181-207). He closes by humbling himself, stating that he has no power to sway their thoughts and that only Brutus has such power (III.ii.228-235).
Antony’s Speech Using Rhetorical Appeals In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, after Caesar’s death, the Romans are conflicted about what should be done. After Brutus’ speech the Romans are ready to crown Brutus king and be on the conspirators’ side. Though Brutus then leaves the crowd while Antony delivers his speech, the crowd realizes what should be done of Caesar’s murder and Antony prevents the conspirators from getting away with the murder of Caesar. Antony uses rhetorical appeals and techniques in his speech to turn the people of Rome against those conspiring against Caesar. As a result, the people see Antony as a persuasive and strong leader of Rome.
Now the difference between the use of rhetorical questions in these speeches is that Antony's was used effectively, he worded it in such a way that stirred feelings as well as made them think. Brutus, on the other hand, only appealed to logic and talking to the citizens in such a way that almost offended them. Brutus says “Who is here so Vile that will not love his country?”. This is a rhetorical question that is weak because it is offending people in a way of making them feel bad if they don't love Rome with a burning passion. This isn't effective because the only thing this could do is make the romans feel as if they are being attacked.
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar William Shakespeare “Honorable men…” Marc Antony. After Caesar’s murder, the conspirators gather with Marc Antony, Caesar’s right hand man and best friend, to discuss what they want to do to justify their killing of Julius Caesar. They decide to let their leader, the first to stab Caesar in the back, Brutus speech at the funeral and gain the appeal of the people of Rome so they won’t be killed just like Julius Caesar. They also allow Marc Antony to speak at the funeral because the conspirators believe that Marc Antony is on their side. What they don’t know is that Marc Antony is seeking revenge for his friend’s murder and intends to rile up the people of Rome against Brutus and his gang.