Both start off with trying to get their credibility first, Antony wins in doing a better job because he worked harder in trying to get it. Pathos, the emotional appeal, is used most in both their speeches. Brutus asked rhetorical questions to try and stir up emotion in the crowd, “who is here so rude would not be a Roman?” (Act 3, Scene 2; 29) In asking these questions he knows people will begin to think about what he has to say. Antony also uses a great deal of emotion in his speech. He used repetition to try and sway the plebeians.
This is deliberately aimed at showing the public his honour and that he will do anything for Rome “I loved Caesar but I love Rome more” the use of the emotive language and the repetition of love further highlight this. While Brutus tries to convince through reason Antony directly aims for the heart. Throughout his speech the use of Platos and Reductio is evident this is aimed at emphasising to the people their love of Caesar and through this show them the wrongful nature of his assignation. In his opening line of “Friends, romans and countrymen” the use of placing friends as the first word evidently show that Antony is using the emotive language of friends to emphasis the emotional aspects of the assassination. Showing Caesar as just not a leader but as “my dear and close friend” reinforces the mortal qualities of Caesar and stark
Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in Julius Caesar Brutus and Antony both use emotional appeal, a self image, and logic to extract pity and anger among the audience in their speeches, however Antony spoke 2nd, allowing him to easily counter Brutus’ arguments with logic, logos. Brutus, an honorable, loyal citizen of Rome that is highly respected by the town speaks with his honorable self image, logic and emotion to compete for the crowd’s favor. Brutus, having a high reputation for being trustworthy, uses his image, ethos to his advantage. “Believe me on my honor and keep my honor in mind, so you may believe me.” (3,2 pg.127). Right away, the crowd is moved by Brutus’ speech and is immediately on Brutus’ side.
“you all did love him once, not without cause: what cause withholds you then to mourn for him now”(citation). Here Antony depicts how the crowd once did love him but because a man has put false ideas into their heads, they turn on him. A citizen of Rome should stand for their beliefs, not the ones that are put into their heads even if it is by a powerful and honorable man. Not only does Antony show much emotion towards the subject, but so does Brutus when he speaks during his own eulogy. Here Brutus illustrates his love Rome, “not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more” (citation).
I chose this speech for its significance in history, as well as its influence on Nixon’s political standing at the time. He was a very powerful public speaker, as well as running mate and Vice President for Dwight Eisenhower. Nixon makes very powerful points though out his entire speech to show that he is in the right, and the charges against him and his party are being wrongfully made. Nixon’s greatest quality as a public speaker is his ability to sway the crowd with his charisma, and sincerity. His speech reached the people, and made them listen.
Raga Pribadi Mr. Randolph Academic English 11 2 March 2011 Denying the Undeniable How much longer will it take for one nation to tolerate those who accept the unacceptable and hide the immoral acts they committed? Subsequent years of mistakes hidden and made by role models, heroes, and leaders reveal that their tolerance of their baneful deeds led to destruction. Consequences caused by their carelessness not only impacts themselves, but also the people who surround them. Observing their campaigns and terms, proof of wreckage and downfall resides within political leaders such as: Bill Clinton, Rod Blagojevich, and Lewis Libby proved why the passive acceptance of their own injustices may be the greatest evil of all. All the while during
Success Through Success Ever pay attention to the manipulation of words used by presidents when giving a speech? Until reading “A Nation of Victims” by Reanna Brooks, and “Why JFK’s Inaugural Succeeded” by Thurston Clarke; the manipulation of words were subliminal. Brooks presents the audience with an analysis on President George W. Bush’s manner of speech. Brooks feels that despite his verbal blunders and linguistic stumbles, his words are purposely selected to hide certain issues and to negatively frame opposing view points. Also, Brooks says that Bush’s speeches are emotionally charged, “dependency-creating” and thus provoking fear amongst his listeners.
In the first line of his speech, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” (Line 1), he is building a connection with the crowd, letting them know that he is one of them, their friend, and that they are all part of the great country of Rome. His speech is aimed at the hearts and minds of the audience, trying to turn their hatred of this now dead leader upon his murderers, Brutus and the other conspirators. As he goes further into his speech he uses repetition, another form of pathos, to persuade the audience against Brutus, saying this such as, “But Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man” (Lines 1415), and, “I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?” He is destroying the credibility of Brutus in the minds of the people, thus making all that was said in Brutus’ speech seem untrue, or
George did the same thing when he said, “This conflict started August 2nd when the dictator of Iraq invaded a small and helpless neighbor.” By referring to Kuwait as “small” and “helpless” he is using pathos and evoking the emotions of both feeling bad for Kuwait and hating the big bully in Iraq. Pathos and Ethos are shown to be very useful and convincing techniques in Bush and Henry’s speeches. George Bush Sr. and Patrick not only both used ethos and pathos, but also convinced others by using the logic of logos. “They tell us, sir that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger?
The devices work together to convince the crowd that Caesar being the better and more legitimate ruler, has previously connected with the Romans in a proffessional ethical way as well as connecting with them an emotional way. Antony's use of red herring actually lights the light bulb for the crowd of Rome. The fact that he draws attention to the central issue of Brutus killing caesar and his death affecting Rome, brings the crowd