How Does Antony Use Rhetoric In Julius Caesar

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Antony vs. Brutus In the play Julius Caesar, there is an abundance of rhetoric. In many points of the play, there is rhetoric to be found-- Cassius convincing Brutus to turn on Caesar and the rhetoric-battle between Brutus and Antony in Act III Scene 2. In the rhetoric-battle between Brutus and Antony, they both delivered good speeches and used very effective rhetoric, but one definitely had a more effective speech. Antony’s speech was better executed and therefore more effective than Brutus’ speech. Antony begins his speech by saying the he is only allowed to have a speech because of Brutus. Antony gave his speech by using emotional appeal. He then says that he doesn’t mean to praise Caesar and that when he’s buried, Caesar should be remembered by his faults. In Act III, Sc. 2 Antony says, “The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was a grievous fault, and grievously hath Caesar answered it. …show more content…

Brutus gave a speech with logic and reason. Brutus starts his speech by saying that he really did love Caesar, in Act 3, Sc. 2 Brutus says, “If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his,” (ln. 16-18 ) Then, before the people can discredit him or hurry him into saying his reason he explains why he did it, because he loved Rome much more than he loved Caesar and he had to save and protect Rome. He then continues to explain why he and the other conspirators felt it necessary and that Caesar’s death was the only death that was going to result-- none other was necessary. Brutus was successful in winning over the hearts of the people which was exactly the plan for both Brutus and Antony. He then wins over all the people by saying that if his death is necessary that he will personally kill himself, which causes the citizens to argue that he needs to live and that he is a great

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