To get their point across to the Roman republic, Brutus and Antony use different kinds of logic, or logos. Brutus approaches the logos part of his speech by pointing out how oppressed the people of Rome would be, had he not killed Caesar; ¨Would you rather that Caesar be alive and you be slaves?¨ (III. ii. L 21-22). Being one of Caesar's best friends, Antony took the angle opposite Brutus; he displayed all the actions that Caesar took to benefit Rome.
With this response, the residents delineate their loyalty to Caesar. In this manner, Verbal Irony in Antony's discourse is surely successful on the Roman citizens. Antony utilizes Strong techniques in his discourse to inspire Roman individuals to conflict with Brutus and the backstabbers. Antony utilizes 3 techniques Pathos, Imagery, and Verbal irony to influence the Roman Citizens to conflict with Brutus and the Conspirators. He demonstrates pathos, which is feeling, imagery, which is a language that helps the audience visualize what is being described, and Verbal irony, which is words express something in spite of truth or somebody says the opposite they truly feel or mean.
Without Caesar, patriotism can live, whereas, with Caesar you are in slavery to his power. Adverse to the power speech of Brutus, Antony comes at this propaganda with emotion and passion. He cries in his speech. He gives the people anticipation. He uses litotes to bring his point across.
Desire For Power In Act III, scene ii, lines 74-139 of Julius Caesar Antony’s speech portrays a powerful argument which he used to sway the citizens of Rome to side with him. Antony elaborated the truth behind the conspirators actions, which proved to the citizens that Caesar didn’t rule through ambitiousness like Brutus claimed in the speech prior. The scene took place moments after Brutus ' speech to the people claiming that Caesar 's control ultimately ended his reign,which he justified as the betterment of Rome. Shakespeare uses repetition, tone, and hyperbole throughout his speech to demonstrate the major fault in the conspirators plan, ultimately showing Antony’s need for power. The use of repetition in Antony 's speech allows for him to persuade the crowd and enable him to indoctrinate the plebeians causing them to despise the conspirators undertakings and yearn for Caesar’s avengence.
Rhetoric in the Speeches of Brutus and Antony The death of Caesar is a controversial topic and was even more controversial at the time of his funeral when when senators were trying to benefit from his death by getting the Roman citizens on their side. At Caesar’s funeral, two senators gave speeches as an attempt to get the roman people on their side. Out of the two speeches, Marc Antony’s speech was more effective because of his use of appeals and biases, being 100% true and had a larger variety of rhetorical devices. The appeals in Antony’s speech were persuasively better than the use of them in Brutus’s speech. Marc Antony uses all three appeals in his speech to make a very sturdy argument.
In my opinion I believe that Antony’s speech was more persuasive and believable than Brutus’.He made the crowd feel connected to Caesar and he caught the eye of the Roman people. They both use parallelism to tear the other down. Antony uses parallelism to make it clear to the citizens that Brutus is an evil person and claimed he was harmful. Although Brutus contradicts himself many times, but he tells the Romans that he was protecting
The need to avenge Caesar 's death gave Antony a motivation but he also used emotion to win the trust of the Romans. Brutus used logic to persuade the crowd but more specifically he used his own opinion meanwhile Antony used a correlation with of his own opinion as well a the crowd. To him “ He was my [his] friend, faithful and just to [him]” (III.ii.87). Antony provides an intimate experience with Caesar to which the crowd had not been exposed to. The emotion he expresses are with grief and anger.
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
Some elements of fiction even show the theme of pride in this play. Monologues in the play show a lot about the pride of the characters. In two monologues when Brutus and Antony give their speeches is a good example of pride. In Brutus monologue on page 129 he begins to tell why he had killed caesar in front of the roman people. It takes a lot of pride and courage to get in front of people that loved Caesar.
In the beginning of his speech, he attempts to gain their trust by saying, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” (3.2.82). This remark now makes the Romans feel as they are all one, as well as Antony. It also confirmed to the Plebeians that he was on their side and was trustworthy. Also in his speech, Antony questions them by asking, “ Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?” (3.2.99). Antony is trying to find out whether they believe if Brutus had a valid reason to assassinate Caeser.
Alcibiades is manipulating his “evidence” into seeming more substantial than it truly is by telling the audience that these “others… have incited the mob to worse things” (127). However, he is actually using persuasive rhetoric to shift the blame off of himself and onto a made up third party. This tactic is effective on the Spartans because Alcibiades creates a scapegoat that both lessens the impact of Alcibiades’ betrayal and makes him seem like a better leader than he was. Essentially Alcibiades is taking his illogical argument and reforming it as something that is not only perceived as logical, but also as a reason that his betrayal was necessary. Similarly Pericles praises the Athenians as being “[people] who think through what they will take in hand, and discuss it thoroughly” (42.40).