Brutus is explaining why he killed Caesar in his funeral speech. Brutus states, “As he was ambitious, I slew him”(JC, III, 28). Brutus is giving a logical statement using facts. His reason for killing Caesar is because Caesar is ambitious. Instead of using logos, Antony decides to use pathos in his speech and he manipulates the romans feelings.
Brutus’ nobility takes away much of his understanding for how the plebeians understand and think. Brutus takes part in the stabbing of Caesar because it is what 's best for Rome so after in his speech to the plebs, he 's giving perfectly logical reasoning to someone of his stature, but ok`3`for the plebs it doesn 't mean very much for them as it does not provoke emotion. Referencing Caesar 's death Brutus lectures to the plebs, “Believe me for mine / honor, and have respect to mine honor that you may be- / lieve. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your / senses that you may the better judge (III.ii.15-18). Brutus clearly thinks that speaking in a more formal manner will get his point to the plebs while as they are not very dignified honorable people they don’t take the point home.
Rhetorical strategies used in Act three scene two (Brutus funeral speech) of Julius caesar written by Shakespeare. Has the thought of sacrificing something you love for something you supposedly love more ever crossed your mind? In the play julius caesar, caesar returns to rome and the people are overjoyed by his defeat of Pompey and offered him the crown. Cassius a long time political enemy of caesar was envious of his power and prestige. Convinces brutus a friend of caesar’s to turn on him in fear of a republic.
Before Antony spoke he was given a list of rules from Brutus that he had to follow. If the rules were broken Antony could have been in danger. By praising Caesar in disguise using verbal irony, Antony tries to get his audience to turn against Brutus and the conspirators. The way Shakespeare wrote the speech was to express the tone and diction. The way Mark Antony
But, where Antony’s was successful, Brutus’ eulogy wasn’t as much. Using all of the rhetorical appeals, but mainly pathos, Antony managed to persuade the people that get angry and rise up against the conspirators. Brutus’ speech, consisting mainly of logos and ethos, only spoke of how and why Caesar’s dead, then he made his audience stay and listen to Antony’s speech, expecting it to not manipulate the opinions of the people so easily. At the end of Brutus’ eulogy, the plebeians praise Brutus and say how alike he is to Caesar. He has to beg them to stay and listen to Antony’s eulogy.
In Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, the main character, Julius Caesar, believes he has two good friends in Mark Antony and Brutus, and he has good reason to believe so. That is until Brutus literally stabs Caesar in the back. Now it is time for Caesar’s funeral and both Brutus and Antony are giving speeches. During their speeches, Brutus and Antony use ethos, logos, and pathos, but with very different intentions. Brutus intends to justify his actions, and gain the support of the Roman people.
Cassius never wanted to be below or feel less than anybody. Cassius believed that Caesar was too weak compared to him and that he was more worthy of having the power Caesar had. To make advancements in his personal agenda, Cassius manipulated several senators into thinking Julius Caesar was a threat to Rome’s
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
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.
He said that Caesar was offered the crown by Antony three times, but he rejected. To Cassius, someone like this shouldn’t be ruler for all of Rome and he wants Caesar to be dethroned. Because of Brutus’s honor for Rome, he would do anything to make them happy. Even if it means ruining his friendship. In the beginning of Cassius’s soliloquy, he says, “Caesar doth bear me hard, but he loves Brutus/If I were Brutus now and he were Cassius /He should not humor me.” (1.2.309-311).