In Brutus’ oration he answers the question of why he decided to kill Caesar. Brutus answers the question by saying, “this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more” (3.2.22-24). This answer from Brutus appeals to the Romans’ sense of nationalism. Brutus inflames the mob’s feeling of passion and pride for their country. This use of pathos is very powerful and well crafted; however, Mark Antony outsmarts him.
However, Antony uses his exact words to negate his argument. He says, “But Brutus says he was ambitious.” He does this in order to show the crowd that the conspirator 's main reason for killing Caesar was wrong. By giving examples of how Caesar wasn’t ambitious, then saying that Brutus said Caesar was ambitious, he turns the crowd against the conspirators, achieving his specific effect. Antony was the more persuasive character in the use of repetition because he was able to disprove the things Brutus said. Brutus’ main argument was that Caesar was ambitious, and Antony purposely disproved his main argument so that the crowd would have no choice but to support
He convinces them that killing Caesar was the best . Antony speaks to the citizens and is able- without angering the people further, making them hate him, or dishonoring Brutus openingly- to convince them that the conspirators are in the wrong. He does this in a number of ways, all proving him to be very convincing and intelligent. Antony helps the people of Rome remember the good Caesar has done for Rome, and reminds them of how he denied the crown offered to him three times. He shows them the body of Caesar, emphasizing the holes and blood, saying, "Look, in this place ran Cassius' dagger through: See what a rent the envious Casca made: Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabb'd;" Act III, Scene II of Julius Caesar.
“Is this the work of an ambitious man? When the poor cried, Caesar cried too. Ambition shouldn’t be so soft. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man.” This quote says Mark Antony trying to say the way Caesar acted before he died showed that he wasn't too ambitious after all. This quote means Mark Antony dislikes Caesar.
What would he do if his close friend was just murdered by a group of people he knew? In the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, Caesar (the title character) was killed by a group of conspirators. Caesar’s closest friend, Marc Antony, was enraged by his death and wanted revenge on the conspirators who killed him. However, Antony couldn’t kill the conspirators so he turned a crowd of confused mourners into a chaotic mob with a well spoken speech. In the speech he used ethos, patho, and logos.
Caesar’s funeral was a time of reflection for the citizens of Rome, as Marc Antony caused them to question their allegiance to Brutus. Marc Antony’s power has always been a part of him. However, after Caesar’s death, his power only intensified as his passion for vengeance grew. An example of Antony using his power with words to his advantage was when he beseeched the conspirators to believe that he would remain loyal to them and their cause. Antony says: “Therefore I took your hands, but was indeed / Swayed from the point by
In William Shakespeare 's play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar two speeches one from Brutus a honorable , an a conspirator ,the second speech from antony Cesar 's best friend for the people of Rome .about Caesar 's death in act 3 scene 2. Brutus and Anthony try to sway the minds of the Roman toward their view ,Brutus tries to convince the Roman people that he had to do what 's best for Rome ,.that Caesar was murdered for A noble cause . Brutus and Marc Anthony funeral speech ,their personalities and characteristics were aposit is obvious in the speech . Caesar has just been murdered stabbed to death by his close friends , Brutus who loves him greatly the conspirators have bath their hands and arms on Caesars blood, and have the
He uses logos when saying, “When.. the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff...” Marc Antony is trying to persuade his audience that Brutus calling Caesar too ambitious is false, and Caesar was no more than laid-back. This logic is effective because it helps back up this claim, and his use of it here does that by acting as supporting evidence. He is saying if Caesar would have been ambitious, he
They might conclude as Caesar being shown as a bad leader only by Cassius’ explanation. Just because Cassius disliked him does not mean he would not be truthful about Caesar’s characteristics. Cassius is the one who talked about Caesar’s weaknesses to Brutus. He also wrote letters to Brutus from other people to show how Caesar is imperfect to be a leader.Others might support Caesar by saying he loved all the citizens based on the will. Whenever Marc Antony speaks at the funeral he shows the plebeians Caesar’s will.
Though the rhetoric used by both Brutus and Marc Antony is highly refutable at times, it is safe to assume that Antony’s is the least refutable. Because he presents evidence that touches the audience in a more emotional way than Brutus does, Antony succeeds in persuading the audience to support his side of the argument. Not only that, but he even persuades them to take action after his speech is over. By appealing to his audience’s sense of pathos, Antony was effectual with regards to the purpose of his speech. Manipulating the use of multiple rhetorical strategies proved useful in surfacing feelings of sentiment and pity in the Romans, and, by doing this, Antony was able to salvage the reputation of his