One important example is when Cassius is trying to get Brutus to join the conspiracy. Instead of using weapons to force him to help, he convinces Brutus with his words. Even though everything Cassius says is not truthful and he uses Brutus’ ego to help, Brutus believes him and agrees with him. This proves what something simple as a few words can do. After Caesar’s death, Brutus makes a speech that convinces everyone that what he did was right.
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.
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.
There are many twists, turns, ups, and downs in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Many characters impacted the opinions of the citizens, some more than others. After Caesar's murder, the conspirators allowed Antony to speak after Brutus at the funeral under a few conditions. While following these conditions Antony had a much larger impact than Brutus on the citizens. The tone in Antony's speech in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is passionate, Shakespeare proves this through his use of rhetorical questions and reverse psychology in order to change the citizens opinion of Brutus and Caesar.
In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar one of the main characters Caesar is killed in Scene 3 act 2.Then Brutus and Antony both give speeches about how bad they feel.Brutus gives a good speech by using all three of the rhetorical appeals to persuade the crowd to want to listen to what he say by using logos,ethos,pathos to his advantage.Brutus gives a better speech that draws the audience attention,Antony not as much.Therefor here are some very valid points on why Brutus’s speech used the Rhetorical Appeals better. Brutus uses Pathos most out of all of the three Rhetorical appeals.He tries to use the crowds and the reader’s emotions to win their heart.As Brutus talks to the crowded they are very angry,so Brutus starts off by trying to cool them down.”Be patient till the
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
Throughout the passage, Cassius uses all three rhetorical strategies to convince Brutus of his superiority in comparison to Caesar and to ultimately get him to aid in the assassination of Caesar. Logos is the rhetorical method that centers around using not only facts and logic, but also common sense and can be found in many many parts of the passage. Throughout the entire conversation, Cassius tells Brutus that he and Caesar are equals, so there is no reason that he should not be treated as such, as seen in lines 96-98. Cassius says “I was born free as Caesar; so were you.” Equality is a fundamental piece of life and is common sense, therefore the quote falls under logos. This strategy is also used in lines 100-115 when Cassius illustrates
Antony’s Speech Using Rhetorical Appeals In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, after Caesar’s death, the Romans are conflicted about what should be done. After Brutus’ speech the Romans are ready to crown Brutus king and be on the conspirators’ side. Though Brutus then leaves the crowd while Antony delivers his speech, the crowd realizes what should be done of Caesar’s murder and Antony prevents the conspirators from getting away with the murder of Caesar. Antony uses rhetorical appeals and techniques in his speech to turn the people of Rome against those conspiring against Caesar. As a result, the people see Antony as a persuasive and strong leader of Rome.
Trust is achieved through ethos - the ability of a speaker to establish their credibility. Cassius employs this very effectively when speaking to Brutus, as he offers his own experiences with a feeble Caesar. One such example is on lines 111 - 115 when Cassius depicts Caesar drowning in the Tiber and Cassius has to save him. Cassius succeeds in establishing credibility by communicating that he is familiar with situations where Caesar has been weak and helpless, countering the the idea that Caesar is a noble and tough leader. Further, Cassius is able to develop his credibility by establishing that he will show why so many commoners adore Brutus.
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.
However some may postulate that Brutus was a noble man in killing Caesar and “saving” Rome. After all Caesar was becoming an overeager tyrant that wanted to take over Rome. Brutus was benevolent in saving the republic rather than let a ruthless tyrant rule Rome. This argument fails to consider that Caesar “hath brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms did the general coffers fill.”(5.1.87-88) Caesar sympathized with the poor: “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept” (3.2.88). Caesar had even bestowed a sum of money from his personal holdings upon every man in Rome.