What Is The Rhetorical Devices In Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar: a beloved man with a tragic and mysterious death to end his tale at the hands of people that he once considered close friends of his. In William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar,” the audience gets to witness the conflicts that might have taken place behind closed doors, listening to the debates that took place between such as Mark Antony and Brutus. In the play, Antony tries to convince Brutus that Caesar deserves to be murdered. Near the end, Antony and Brutus both pay homage to Caesar at his funeral in front of the Roman civilians, with Antony delivering the most effective speech by fabricating a refined and potent speech that used rhetorical appeals to persuade the citizens of Rome. In the speech, Antony is trying to sway the crowd into agreeing with the motives for murdering Caesar by using logos to justify his actions. “I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he thrice refuse: was this ambition?” This quote explains the thesis by showing that Antony used Caesar’s lack of ambition to indicate that Caesar wasn’t the ideal leader and, therefore, because of how quickly he was gaining power, he had to be stopped before his meager mindset…show more content…
In our world, there has always been power struggles between people, and egos and personal opinions and motives will always play a role in how we choose to view a person and/or their choices. What happened to Caesar is a reminder to people that power can have different effects on different people, and Antony chose to handle Caesar’s rise to power through violence and used a speech to convince to people of Rome. Perhaps Antony did see something in Caesar that that the rest of the people truely didn’t see, or perhaps he used other people’s visions as a way to get rid of Caesar so he had a chance at power. Perhaps we will never
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