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.
Marc Antony gives his speech at Caesar’s funeral to the citizens of Rome. The purpose of his speech is to prove to the citizens that Brutus is wrong and Caesar shouldn’t have been killed. The tone of his speech is very ironic. It also gets very dramatic as he talks about Caesar being killed. Marc Antony uses repetition throughout to strengthen his speech.
Antony uses many rhetorical devices in his speech from logos to pathos and many more but, the most effective rhetorical device in Antony's speech is logos because, in Antony's speech he pulls from the people's strings and emotions to get the people of Rome to get on his side and not Brutus’s side. Antony uses logos in many ways and uses it in the best possible way he can. Anthony's goal by using the rhetorical device logos, is that he is trying to make everyone one not on Brutus’s side about the reason why he killed caesar. The first example of how Antony uses logos in his speech is, He stated that, “I come not, friends to steal away your hearts. I am no orator as Brutus is.” (Shakespeare P125) What he is trying to convey is that, He is not going to
By vocalizing the idea of them dying a melancholy death , similar to one of a slave, an idea placed in Brutus’ head where he will die a horrible death, because of Caesar, and makes him persuaded to like Caesar less. Ethos is also used in this passage. Ethos is the credibility of the speaker and their information. The technique is not often used during this passage, but can still be found. For example, Cassius tells Brutus two stories of Caesar where he had a personal experience with him.
By refusing to read the will several times and admitting that what it contains will cause the people to have such a great love for Caesar that knowing he is now dead will be unbearable, Antony ignites curiosity in the people and furthermore, a subconscious feeling of respect and graciousness toward Caesar. Basically, Antony uses Caesar’s will to convince the people that Caesar was a selfless, kind-hearted man and those who killed him should be ashamed and punished for killing an innocent man. Through Antony’s use of paralipsis, he is able to plant a seed of admiration for Caesar and one of hate for the conspirators in the hearts of the plebeians. In his speech to the citizens, Antony also asks many rhetorical questions to cause his audience to pause and reflect on how they really feel, or how Antony wants them to feel, about certain people and events that have recently become important. In one instance.
Antony uses a greater variety of rhetorical devices than Brutus does in his speech, ultimately leading him to a more successful outcome. Although Brutus does get the people to understand his motive for the assassination of Caesar, Antony quickly undoes everything that Brutus had accomplished with his speech. Antony manages to divert the minds of the people away from everything they were just convinced of, and then completely alters the people’s perspective to fit his views and reasoning. Overall, Antony does this by strategically using a handful of different rhetorical questions in his speech. He first utilizes ethos in order to establish his credibility and principles before he proceeds any further, which the man does on purpose in order to gain the plebians’ trust.
The people had already put aside their emotions for others, and began to give up all hope for a better life, and then the public executions made many give up their religious beliefs and hope for a nice afterlife. Whenever the gallows first showed up, and the first hanging of a boy took place, Elie thought, “this boy, leaning up against the gallows, deeply upset me”(Wiesel, 62). The sense of justice and that the good were rewarded and the bad were punished began to fade. The Jews can see that the judges in the camps can do as they please and choose who lives and dies, and that the sentences are not always fair. The crematorium did not involve them looking death in the face, but with the gallows they were dehumanized because they could not look away from the facts that life is not fair and just, and that their beliefs should be doubted.
Antony 's speech is contrary to Brutus 's because he deals with the peoples emotions during his entire speech. He says that the thing that killed Caesar was not that he got stabbed but it was because his heart blew up when he seen that his best friend Brutus betrayed him and killed him. Antony talked about how Brutus said that Caesar was very ambitious yet Antony offered him a crown 3 times yet every time he turned it down. Caesar had a lot of integrity. That behavior didn’t seem very ambitious.
Brutus’s speech focused on ethos and pathos, As he is giving his speech brutus says “that my love for caesar was no less than his” implying that he is saddened by caesar's death. He continues on immediately afterwards saying “Not that I loved caesar less, it's that I love rome more!” Using ethics, brutus then says “Had you rather caesar live and die all slaves, than that caesar dead and live all three men?” using ethics. Later brutus says that “there is tears for his love: joy, for his fortune: honor, for his valor: and death for his ambition.” using both ethos and pathos. Antony's speech uses logos and ethos in his speech he states repeatedly “But brutus is an honorable man!” after contradicting what brutus has said, using logos. Antony later
I often sat with him, after services, and listened to his tales, trying to understand his grief. But all I felt was pity.” (7) In choosing to be skeptical of Moishe story Weisel sealed his fate. Had they chosen to accept it, the family would have been able to flee the country before the Gestapo took over their town. Just as Wiesel chose not to believe Moishe, so did he choose not be separated from his father. The first thing that happened to the Weasel family when entering Auschwitz was the sorting.