Brutus tells the crowd to keep his honor and reputation in mind while they judge that he has to say. Honor makes him respectable, credible, and worthy of the audience’s trust, so they are manipulated. Ethos is used again toward the end of his speech. After explaining why he betrayed Caesar, Brutus tells the crowd, “With this I depart,-- that, as I slew my best lover / for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself, / when it shall please my country to need my death” (III.ii. 46-48). Since he is trying to convince the crowd that he only has the best intentions for Rome, he goes so far as to tell them that he is willing to be killed if that is what needs to be done, perpetuating the idea that he has done no wrong.
He successfully accomplishes his objective of convincing the mob that Brutus is a traitor and the conspirators are at fault. He played with emotions which was the right thing to do rather than applying logic. He used emotional phrases such as, "My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar" and "Oh judgment; thou art fled to brutish beasts". Which allows him to have a connect with the crowds feeling at the death of Caesar .Antony does not let the restriction of going against the conspirators hinder his speech. He begins not by attacking Brutus or the conspirators, but by praising Caesar.
If I fall on the way, I’ll establish my name: “Gilgamesh, who joined battle with fierce Humbaba” they’ll say.” (70. 181-184). Gilgamesh’s killing of Humbaba had its circumstances, for instance, the quest of pride and fame resulted in Enkidu’s death. However, Gilgamesh does not learn his lesson and kept on using the situation to brag. In an encounter with the tavern-keeper, he told him: "I am Gilgamesh, who killed the guardian, who seized and killed the Bull that came down from heaven, who felled Humbaba who dwelt in the forest of cedars, who killed lions at the mountain passes" (96. 22-25).
Brutus’ funeral speech was more persuasive towards the Romans because he was very formal , which was used to join the Roman people together to help Brutus prove Caesar was dead. During his speech, Brutus calls Caesar an “ambitious” man. As Brutus addresses Caesar as ambitious it makes the crowd think of him as selfish. On the other hand, Antony’s speech was disrespectful and more personal.
Do Not Ignore the Laws of the Gods Loyalty to the state should not undermine a person’s loyalty to their gods. When the king challenges or ignores the authority of the gods, he is headed for failure. Sophocles trumpets this message throughout his tragic play, Antigone. After Polyneices rebelled against Thebes and killed his brother Eteocles in battle, King Creon decreed that a traitor to the state cannot be buried.
Facing the struggle between individualism and nationalism, he had a quest to undertake. He discovered his inner deep and in accepting that with his courage and determination, he was reborn into a new person. When he reached the comprehension and appreciation of the King’s motive of war, uniting all countries to bring peace to all people, he did not kill the King but chose to be killed by the King’s soldiers. The time when he made his decision is also when he successfully completed the Hero’s Journey. During his journey, the viewers can see the growth of Nameless from a swordsman full of hatred to a hero of his own myth.
In Marcus Brutus’s speech, he establishes credibility for the audience using the ethos appeal. In the first part of the speech Brutus acknowledges his honour, “... believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe…” (3.2.Brutus). He also tells the audience that he has “the same dagger for (himself)” that he used to killed Caesar to kill himself whenever “it shall please (his) country”(3.2.Brutus). Brutus’s goal by saying this in his speech is to make the people believe that he killed Caesar because he is an honourable man willing to do anything for the good of Rome even killing himself. But on the other hand, Mark Antony has a larger effect on the audience with his credibility techniques.
This force was presented to the audience by the power of the strong, contrasting opinions of both men. During Brutus’ eulogy, he tries to convince his audience, the people of Rome, that he killed Caesar because he loved him, but he
Antony tells facts, “implementing logic”, that the people have witnessed and that’s why his speech is better than Brutus’s. Antony giving facts that the people know of using lothos, ethos, and pathos in his speech was a great way for his speech to be much better than Brutus’s. As Brutus is speaking about Caesar during his funeral he remind the people that they did love him indeed, but what Brutus has done is far greater than what Caesar would have done. “did love him once, not without cause: What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?” (2.2.30-31).
1.The tone of McKim’s address was confident and passionate. His tone was filled with confidence and passion because he held no hesitation in his statement and he said what he truly felt about the aftermath of the Civil War. “There is in our hearts a double loyalty today: a loyalty to the present and a loyalty to the dear, dead past.” , this statement shows confidence because he spoke out what he thought his comrades felt about the change from Confederate to Union with no hesitation. He also shows passion in this statement by clearly stating his loyalty to a defeated belief.
Abraham Lincoln wrote “The Gettysburg Address” to remind the audience that they’re fighting the war to unite the nation and give equality to everyone. He uses rhetorical appeals to develop and support his purpose. Throughout his speech, he uses ethos by alluding to the Declaration of Independence, an example being in the first paragraph when he states, “all men are created equal”. By using ethos, he establishes that he is credible by referencing a trusted document that supports his purpose of equality. Another way he develops his purpose is by using logos when he claims that it’s “fitting and proper” that they should dedicate part of the battlefield to the people who died fighting (2).
He uses ethos when he speaks, “To the families of the fallen, the nation shares in your grief.” By saying this, he lets the families know that the whole nation is right beside you. Obama further employs ethos when he states, “they’ve now passed it onto us.” These victims died and now the country has to continue their work. We have to continue to overcome the racial barriers and prejudices.
General MacArthur said, “The American man-of-arms [...] one of the world’s noblest figures.” (MacArthur). Now, as an American, you might think that the Japanese Kamikaze were being selfish by taking their own life, but, in the eyes of the Kamikaze soldiers, they were giving their lives for their country in war, which American’s do every day and consider it honorable, as General MacArthur has said. In everyone there is a desire to be honorable, country and culture aside.
The Cursed Dynasty The House of Atreus, also known as the the cursed dynasty, is cursed with violence and war. The root of the curse began with Tantalus, who fed his own son, Pelops’, flesh to the olympians, and is condemned by the gods to starve in Hades. Later on in the history we see that Atreus and Thyestes, sons of Pelops, went to ‘war’ for similar cause. Thyestes seduced Atreus’ wife and attempted to seize power from him. Atreus then banished him.