Brutus wants the people to listen to his reason, and not think he is a murderer but a man with a quest. Brutus wants no shame but if he deserves it, he wants the people of Rome to hear every bit of information he will provide to them. Antony’s was of using ethos is far greater than Brutus’s way. Antony uses his personal side and talks about friendship. Brutus wants the people to listen to him before they start to judge him for what he has done to Caesar.
The plebeians are easily persuaded, gullible, and susceptible to other, more influential and powerful people. This fact, in and of itself, might have been the reason why Antony was able to get the people fired up after his speech, and not the words or actions of the speech. Nevertheless, Antony essentially tells the people to revolt and get revenge. For instance, “And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony/Would ruffle up your spirits and put a tongue/In every wound of Caesar that should move/The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.”
Brutus intends to justify his actions, and gain the support of the Roman people. Opposite him, Antony seeks revenge for his friend and aims to make the people feel pity for Caesar and anger for Brutus. Ethos means credibility, and between Antony and Brutus, they have a lot of it. Brutus is a noble, honourable man and Antony was Julius Caesar’s best friend, so they are respected citizens in Rome. Brutus starts out his speech by saying “Believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour…” (III.
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
However, there are times when Brutus disregards what is noble in pursuit of his own glory. Brutus does not realize his noble motives are corrupted by selfish wants, but his actions show that he is often thinking of his reputation over the good of Rome. Early on in the play, Cassius rants to Brutus about how the name “Caesar “should not be “sounded more than” their own names (I.2.136-162). Cassius tries hard to convince Brutus that he is of the same level of Caesar, and, therefore, is just as deserving of the crown. To these remarks, Brutus immediately replies that he is not jealous of Caesar (I.2.163, 173-6).
Brutus’ nobility takes away much of his understanding for how the plebeians understand and think. Brutus takes part in the stabbing of Caesar because it is what 's best for Rome so after in his speech to the plebs, he 's giving perfectly logical reasoning to someone of his stature, but ok`3`for the plebs it doesn 't mean very much for them as it does not provoke emotion. Referencing Caesar 's death Brutus lectures to the plebs, “Believe me for mine / honor, and have respect to mine honor that you may be- / lieve. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your / senses that you may the better judge (III.ii.15-18). Brutus clearly thinks that speaking in a more formal manner will get his point to the plebs while as they are not very dignified honorable people they don’t take the point home.
The Funeral Speech of Julius Caesar In Williams Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Antony has a more successful speech than Brutus because Antony appeals to the desire of the Romans. Antony uses sarcasm and verbal irony but Brutus decides to use rhetorical devices. Brutus uses gravitas and his honor but Antony does not. Also, Antony decides to use pathos to appeal to the Romans emotions, but Brutus chooses to use logos. Antony uses sarcasm, pathos, and verbal irony because those appeal to the Romans greed and envy, causing him to make the Romans go against Brutus.
He begins not by attacking Brutus or the conspirators, but by praising Caesar. His move gives him a greater common ground with the crowd. He provides many examples to prove that Caesar wasn’t ambitious like “I thrice presented him a kingly crown which he did thrice refuse.” Antony continues that Caesar sympathized and felt for the poor: “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept. Mark Antony manipulates the crowd so that his beliefs become theirs. Antony is ultimately the better orator because of his understanding of the
It takes a lot of pride and courage to get in front of people that loved Caesar. It is also brave and show pride when he says why he killed him “ Not that I loved Caesar less, butt simply that I loved Rome more. He is showing his pride and love for Rome. Also showing is love and pride for the citizens of Rome. Brutus had so much pride for himself and Rome that he would kill his own friend because he
Antony is characterized as a party animal, and a fat guy - someone who goes with the flow. Caesar's death on act three brings out a side of Antony's character that nobody had ever anticipated before: manipulative, vengeful, and unforgiving. The conspirators decided against murdering Antony along with Caesar since they deemed him incapable of any harm. Either, Antony had been hiding this side of his or he is a dynamic character. Not only does this excerpt illustrate Antony's character, but it also embellishes Brutus's character.