They both had strong speeches in their logos. Brutus told the people that Caesar was killed for a reason by stating “had you rather Caesar were living, and/ die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, above all/ freemen?” (3.2 24-26). Brutus was telling the people that since Caesar are dead, everyone can be free and no one should have to be slaves by force. Even though that Brutus won in ethos and pathos, Antony had a slightly stronger logos appeal. Antony told the people about him trying to make Caesar king.
Rome, a strong and conquering nation had much of their support in a republic form of government to keep them from a king. For this empire, a monarchy was not a popular idea. Seeing that the success of this empire arose from the foundation of their republic and a powerful senate. According to Plutarch: The Assassination of Julius Caesar, the plot of the killing of Caesar was birthed from Cicero, an old, yet beloved member of the senate that could see a monarchy on the rise. He then got Marcus Brutus to carry out the scheme with the support
By Antony asking that question, the people are reevaluation everything they knew about Ceasar and are being swayed to believe that he was not ambitious. Antony also claims that he has the will of Ceasar and then says he would not read it, but it would be great for the people. When he says, "you will compel me then, to read the will", he is discretely reminding the people of something that would help his case and then twisting the situation so the people think it was their idea all along. Once the people get onto Caesars side, he reminds them about the people who killed Caesar by asking them "wherein hath Caesar thus deserved your love" (58) They phrase is reminding the people that Ceasar was wrongly killed and that they should do something about
Two different characters writing two different speech’s referring to Caesar’s death, Marcus Brutus and Mark Antony. Marcus Brutus a politician of the Roman Republic, best known for taking a leading role in the assassination of Julius Caesar. Brutus is known to be Julius Caesar 's Best friend also considered as his brother, but he ends up stabbing him and becoming one of the conspirators. However his decision wasn’t easy, he choose between his loyalty to the Roman republic and his loyalty to Caesar. Mark Antony, the exact opposite, a good friend of Julius Caesar who later on launches himself into a major position of power in Rome.
Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
Rhetorical devices aid in persuading the reader into believing what is being told to them. In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare utilizes these devices to show how other characters persuade their audiences. Caesar was growing too strong, and the Senate, the branch of government, grew wary of this rise to power, so they plotted to kill him. Brutus, one of Caesar’s good friends, aids in this scheme, and speaks at his eulogy. He sways public opinion of himself by using an abundance of rhetoric to portray himself as a selfless man.
Caesars fatal death by his strong governing peers may have been because Caesar’s hamartia is his arrogance, and this is shown consistently through his life span in the play. Since Caesar has a strong political following and position in Rome’s state, he has much arrogance in his personality and this arrogance is his hamartia which has a fatal ending to his life. If Caesar was more cautious about how he treated other people with little respect then maybe his arrogance would not have been hamartia. When the soothsayer warned Caesar about the Ides of March, if Caesar was not ignorant and arrogant then he would’ve believed the soothsayer which could of saved his life. With Caesar being so arrogant he believed that nothing bad would have ever happen to him, but if he noticed but the signs of what was to come in the Ides of March and how suspicious Cassius, Brutus, and the other congressmen were then he may of not come to a fatal death.
Brutus and Antony are two very different character types. Brutus has betrayed Caesar for his love for Rome. Antony prised Caesar and was his right hand in battle and a close friend, that Antony truly loved Caesar. After Cesar’s assassination Rome was in a state of panic. The conspiracy killed Caesar as their goal to protect Rome from dictatorship, ironically it was the opposite of what the conspirators have hoped to achieve.
Brutus puts on this veil of nationalistic pride in front of all of his friends when they discuss the plot against Caesar. They all love seeing this from the leader of their small rebellion, however, “Brutus, of course, isn’t so firm as he appears to his co-conspirators.” (Kahn) Brutus is the one who calls for the murder of Caesar, but he seems to be the most bothered by it. In his mind he can not personally advocate for the assassination of his best friend, this can be seen through lines of dialogue such as: “Caesar must bleed for it. And the gentle friends, Let’s kill him boldly, but not wrathfully.” (2. 1.
In Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, an assassination towards Julius Caesar takes place leaving the city of Rome without a head leader. The question as to if the assassinators are guilty or not arises. Brutus takes part in being one of the assassinators of Caesar, leaving him with more power, being a Senator of Rome. During Brutus’ speech, he is trying to convince the audience that him killing Caesar did nothing but good to Rome due to Caesar being too ambitious with his plans of turning Romans into slaves. On the other hand, Marc Antony responds to Brutus’ speech at Caesar’s funeral stating that Brutus did not in fact kill Caesar for the good of Rome.