The paranoia of the ideology that power completely corrupts has existed throughout centuries. This obsession can cause people to act in an irrational way or out of reasonings. So was the case with the senators in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. William Shakespeare centered his play around the Roman leader, Julius Caesar. Out of fear of his future political activities and his overconfident personality, the senators of Rome, including Caesar's best friend Brutus, created a conspiracy to assassinate him to stop him from obtaining absolute power over the Roman Empire.
After bringing out Caesar 's Dead body. Describing what a honorable man his was. And showing them how brutal his killing was. In act three the people are angered and overwhelmed the people kill an innocent man simply because he had the same name as one of the conspirators cinna . the complete chaos ensures rhom may not look seem like a positive reaction to antony 's speech but it is in fact what he wants which is shown through soliloquy through the lack of almost no reaction to brutus logical and ineffective speech it is obvious that antony 's speech is more effective over the people of rome as speeches as a whole this shows that emotional appeal causes a much bigger reaction than logic and reason.
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision because his reason to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848). This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him.
How must the city react to such an event? In the famous play of Julius Caesar, ethos-, logos-, and pathos-based persuasive techniques are used in the funeral speeches, coming first from Brutus and then Marc Antony, to influence the people of Rome to view Caesar's death as either an asset or a downfall. Brutus, closest friend and murderer of Caesar, takes a stand in front of the crowd of Romans, intending to enlighten his positive outlook upon the situation. In order to convince his audience, Brutus insists that Caesar was too ambitious, and that type of ambition would bring Rome to ruins if not handled. Firstly, Brutus uses ethos to his
What would he do if his close friend was just murdered by a group of people he knew? In the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, Caesar (the title character) was killed by a group of conspirators. Caesar’s closest friend, Marc Antony, was enraged by his death and wanted revenge on the conspirators who killed him. However, Antony couldn’t kill the conspirators so he turned a crowd of confused mourners into a chaotic mob with a well spoken speech. In the speech he used ethos, patho, and logos.
When Brutus’ speech occurs, Shakespeare utilizes rhetorical questions, pathos, and tone in order to suggest that Caesar was too ambitious and could possibly enslave the citizens of Rome so he should be killed , which proves Oscar Wilde’s claim that disobedience is a valuable human trait and that it does promote social progress. This text is important because Caesar made a big impact on people and his closest friends turned their back on him. Without Julius Caesar, the world would not be what it is today. Caesar helped shape Rome into a great international power with a profound influence on the world. His military exploits led to the incorporation of new lands and people under the umbrella of
Antony also used Ethos when he speaks to the Romans. There were many differences in Antony and Brutus’ speech as well, including the ways they used strategies: pathos, logos and ethos. For starters, Brutus’ attempt of persuading the Romans during his speech was to convince them that it was right to kill Caesar. His excuses for killing Caesar were the following; because Caesar was too ambitious, and the Romans would’ve been slaves if he had lived. He was convincing the Romans that the conspirators were good people, who wanted no
Good public speakers usually use linguistic devices to enhance their speeches. William Shakespeare made sure to include that in his play, Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is a play about a man that is about to get awarded the crown to Rome but is killed by his close friends. The Roman citizens do not know who to believe and are torn between Antony and Brutus. Antony was Caesar’s best friend and Brutus was one of the conspirators the killed Caesar.
In Brutus’ and Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral, both characters used many rhetorical and literary devices to persuade the Roman citizens. In one of Shakespeare’s famous novels, Julius Caesar, Brutus convinces the people of Rome that killing Caesar was for the better by using pathos, logos, and parallelism in his speech. The Roman citizens become chaotic after hearing Caesar has been
Anthony does this to tell the crowd that Brutus is in fact not honorable; he does this in a sly way, because he is not allowed to talk bad on Brutus or the conspirators names. Another device Anthony utilizes to express his tone of manipulation is personification. Sorrowfully Anthony tells the crowd that he will “show [them] Caesar’s wounds, poor dumb mouths, and bid them to speak for [him]”(Shakespeare 47). This strengthens his tone of manipulation, because not only bringing up Caesar’s wounds cause emotion in the crowd, but also delivers the message of rebellion. It is important because this is how Anthony says to stand up for Caesar.