Rhetoric was an influential force in both Brutus’ and Antony’s eulogies. This force was presented to the audience by the power of the strong, contrasting opinions of both men. During Brutus’ eulogy, he tries to convince his audience, the people of Rome, that he killed Caesar because he loved him, but he
Cassius is trying to diminish the idea in Brutus ' head that Caesar is more superior than him. Saying their names are just as nice to write and say sparks the idea in Brutus ' head to lower his standards of Caesar. This shows that a name is just a name and one should not be proclaimed over the other. Comparing names helps Brutus forget about any high pedestal that Caesar stands on since everyone has this one thing that makes them who they are. This displays Caesar to be an average person, helping Brutus to think about being just as equal as him.
In my opinion I believe that Antony’s speech was more persuasive and believable than Brutus’.He made the crowd feel connected to Caesar and he caught the eye of the Roman people. They both use parallelism to tear the other down. Antony uses parallelism to make it clear to the citizens that Brutus is an evil person and claimed he was harmful. Although Brutus contradicts himself many times, but he tells the Romans that he was protecting
The Funeral Speech of Julius Caesar In Williams Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Antony has a more successful speech than Brutus because Antony appeals to the desire of the Romans. Antony uses sarcasm and verbal irony but Brutus decides to use rhetorical devices. Brutus uses gravitas and his honor but Antony does not. Also, Antony decides to use pathos to appeal to the Romans emotions, but Brutus chooses to use logos. Antony uses sarcasm, pathos, and verbal irony because those appeal to the Romans greed and envy, causing him to make the Romans go against Brutus.
He begins not by attacking Brutus or the conspirators, but by praising Caesar. His move gives him a greater common ground with the crowd. He provides many examples to prove that Caesar wasn’t ambitious like “I thrice presented him a kingly crown which he did thrice refuse.” Antony continues that Caesar sympathized and felt for the poor: “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept. Mark Antony manipulates the crowd so that his beliefs become theirs. Antony is ultimately the better orator because of his understanding of the
Antony was talking about how honorable Brutus is but as he gets to talking about how Brutus kills him, he states “He was your friend, faithful and just to me” (2.2.13). Antony knew how great of a friend was to him, but Caesar being a king would change all of that. Caesar would be a different man, and not as faithful toward Antony. When Brutus speaks and his first words were “be patient till the last” (2.2.1). Brutus wants the people to listen to his reason, and not think he is a murderer but a man with a quest.
However, there are times when Brutus disregards what is noble in pursuit of his own glory. Brutus does not realize his noble motives are corrupted by selfish wants, but his actions show that he is often thinking of his reputation over the good of Rome. Early on in the play, Cassius rants to Brutus about how the name “Caesar “should not be “sounded more than” their own names (I.2.136-162). Cassius tries hard to convince Brutus that he is of the same level of Caesar, and, therefore, is just as deserving of the crown. To these remarks, Brutus immediately replies that he is not jealous of Caesar (I.2.163, 173-6).
To be or not be noble can be redefined by whoever is using the word, but it can typically be described as a sort of selfless practicality. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, we can see the embodiment of such an amazing trait come full circle in Brutus. Even if great, nobility makes us blind. In the play, Brutus is presented as an admirable and noble character. Brutus establishes his nobility when he claims, “For let the gods so speed me as I love / The name of
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.
It can affect history in many ways as seen in Shakespeare Julius Caesar. Whether it be an simple act or the twisting of words deception can affect the way history plays out for the better or worst. The first example we see of this in Julius Caesar is how Cassius made Brutus join the conspirators that will soon kill Caesar, which was one of Brutus’s closest friends and they did it by leaving letters in noticeable places to Brutus. Cassius who is an nobleman of Rome, wanted Brutus to join him and the conspirators in overthrowing Caesar. Brutus being the honorable guy he is denied joining but soon changed his mind after a simple act by Cassius.