He hath brought many captives home to Rome, Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill. Did this is Caesar seem ambitious? (III.ii. 88-92) Antony is using this question to ask the citizens what they already know. While Brutus uses questions against Caesar, Antony uses them for Caesar, but against Brutus.
Then towards the end of the story, repetition is utilized to make the Plebeians want to interrogate Brutus about his loyalty as he utters," Yet Brutus says he was ambitious: and Brutus is an honorable man... And sure he is an honorable man." Next, in Brutus speech the rhetorical devices that exist are logos, rhetorical question, and pathos. These devices were used to illustrate how ambitious Caesar was and how hungry he was to hold the crown. As an example, logos is used to send a message out to the judges to take a step back to look at the big picture when Brutus announces, "Censor in your wisdom, and awake your sense that you may the better judge. "(Shakespeare 17-18) After that, a rhetorical question was addressed to manifest why he eliminated Caesar to free everyone from being serfs which questioned,"Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar was dead, to live all free
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar, Mark Antony uses rhetorical devices such as paralipsis, rhetorical questions, and verbal irony in his speech to the plebeians in order to plot them against the conspirators. During his speech to the plebians, Antony uses paralipsis in order to kindle curiosity and interest in the audience. Antony mentions to the plebians that he had Caesar’s will with him but tells them, “Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it; It is not meet you know how much Caesar loved you” (3.2.152-153). By drawing attention to Caesar’s will, something Antony desperately wants to show the plebeians, but then dismissing the idea of reading it, Antony uses a type of verbal irony called paralipsis. Antony is aware that the contents
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
Persuasion is the action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something. During the turning point of the play, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Caesar’s good friend, uses persuasion to win over the plebians. In the beginning, the reader sees the beginning of conflict within Rome’s power. As the play continues the conflict grows stronger and leads to the death of Julius Caesar. Mark Antony seems to take the whole situation okay until he is left alone, where he reveals he will avenge Caesar.
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.
The first example of pathos appears in line 57-62. During these lines Cassius reveals to Brutus his “Hidden worthiness” and essentially he says how Brutus does not see his true worth and value, and that most Romans would prefer him to rule rather than Caesar. By saying these things to Brutus, Cassius makes him feel special and makes him like Cassius more for saying these kind things to him, therefore he is more likely to do what Cassius wants. Pathos can also be found in lines 136-138 where he suggests the two of them and others, like a curse, will end up dying like slaves. By vocalizing the idea of them dying a melancholy death , similar to one of a slave, an idea placed in Brutus’ head where he will die a horrible death, because of Caesar, and makes him persuaded to like Caesar less.
In Act III, Scene 2 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marc Antony is able to change the mood of the crowd. The commoners transform from a confused, depressed group of people to an angry mob wanting to get back at the conspirators for their despicable action. Antony manages to do so by using ethos, pathos, and logos. These three persuasive techniques all appeal to the audience in a different way. Ethos are phrases that relate to ethics or morals and make oneself sound fair and unbiased.
His intention in lampooning was for his audience to enjoy the irony and sarcasm of his work while criticizing the foolish view of the upper class. During the time play’s release, many critics wrote about their opinions of the play. Some critics saw his work as a fantasy, others said it was burlesque, but there were also critics who understood Wilde’s purpose for writing this play (Kohl 272). For instance, Norbert Kohl said, “He is made to laugh at the hollow superficiality hidden behind the mask of earnestness, and to mock the rich facade…” (Kohl 272). Khol clearly understood that Wilde’s purpose of writing The Importance of Being Earnest was to publicly and comically criticize the rich.
After Brutus spoke, Antony, one of Brutus 's friends spoke. He was not allowed to speech bad about the conspirators. His goal then was to try and upset the people and turn them against the conspirators. Brutus first addresses the crowd to calm them down drastically and to explain that if Julius became king, the power could have went to his head and became a bad guy. In his speech Brutus uses logos and ethos.