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
When Brutus’ speech occurs, Shakespeare utilizes rhetorical questions, pathos, and tone in order to suggest that Caesar was too ambitious and could possibly enslave the citizens of Rome so he should be killed , which proves Oscar Wilde’s claim that disobedience is a valuable human trait and that it does promote social progress. This text is important because Caesar made a big impact on people and his closest friends turned their back on him. Without Julius Caesar, the world would not be what it is today. Caesar helped shape Rome into a great international power with a profound influence on the world. His military exploits led to the incorporation of new lands and people under the umbrella of
Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11). Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic.
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
Pathos is a quality that evokes pity or sadness. Antony first uses pathos in his speech when he says”Bear with me; for my heart is in the coffin there with Caesar.” When he is finished saying this he pauses to let the crowd sink in these ideas and then antony goes on his real rampage after this. This emotion that he show lets the people feel it to since he was such close friends with Caesar. Antony might be referring to the people even that since he was such a close friend to Caesar and that their hearts are still together he should be the next ruler. Furthermore, in the speech antony says “ For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel: judge, o you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him.” Antony uses brutus like how girl describe relationships these day, that one moment you are bestfriends and each others guardian “angels” but things change and one person must decide they don’t like.
Marcus Junius Brutus and Mark Antony both deliver speeches to justify the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE and both use Logos and Ethos to convince the Roman citizens to join their sides. Both sides deliver their speeches with vehemence and start by elucidating why Brutus killed Caesar to begin with, why Antony’s desire for revenge is justified, and what the future of Rome will be because of his death. Antony teases the citizens of Rome with the will of Caesar that he holds in hand and claims it will dishonor Brutus and the other conspirators and is also one of his vital uses of Ethos in his speech. Most of the citizens, if not all of them side with Antony and will most likely help him accede to a great title of power in the future and also betray Brutus because of what Antony has them believe, i.e. an ignoble assassin.
In the Brutus speech he quotes, “ I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him”. Brutus says that one of his reasons for killing Caesar was because he was ambitious. Brutus tells the people of Rome that if Rome took Caesar as crown king that all of the people would become slave for that is what Caesar
In one instance. Antony is refuting Brutus’ argument that Caesar was too ambitious and that is why he needed to be assassinated. He brings up the time when Caesar denied the crown several times and asks the audience, “Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?”
Antony wants to remind the Romans that he is credible for speaking of Caesar “that love my friend, and that they know full well, that gave me public leave to speak of him” (III.ii.215-216) Antony uses ethos after telling the Romans everything to convince them in being against that conspirators’ that he can speak of Caesar because he was a close friend of Caesar. Antony convinces the Romans to retribute the conspirators’ for what they have done “In every wound of Caesar that should move the stones of Rome to rise and mutiny” (III.ii.225-226) Antony wants revenge and is convincing the Romans to riot by using pathos. Antony wants the Romans to feel sorry about Caesar’s death “here was a Caesar! When comes such another?” (III.ii.248) Antony uses pathos here to make the Romans think and feel that there’s not going to be another Caesar and now Caesar is killed so it is a major loss to Rome. He also asks a rhetorical question to prove his point that there is only one
This is used to display his emotion. Antony states, “Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause till it come back to me” (3.2. 33-35). From this quote, you can tell that Antony believes killing Caesar was wrong and he wanted the citizens to think that as well. Even though he wanted to be the king, Caesar was still his friend.
Cassius writes Brutus a bunch of letters, making it seem like different people want him to be a leader instead of Caesar. When Brutus and the conspirators killed Caesar, Brutus was the last one to stab Caesar. After Caesar was killed the conspirators put his blood all over them. Antony pretended to be on Brutus 's side and agreed with Brutus and the other men for why they had to kill Caesar because he was afraid that they would also kill him too. After Brutus talked to the people of Rome and explained why they killed Caesar, they agreed that it was the right thing to do.