Here Brutus illustrates his love Rome, “not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more” (citation). Brutus explains to the crowd that he did love Caesar, but he loved Rome more and he had slain Caesar because he thought it would be for the better of Rome. Not only did these men use much emotion and logic in their eulogies, but they also use ethnical reasoning
Even though the people where on his side until Antony gave his speech, they eventually got a different and more truthful side. “Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear. Believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe,” (3, 2, 13-16). Even though Brutus says he was loyal to Caesar he got his mind changed and convinced into stabbing Caesar. He may have changed the minds to the people for a short amount of time but then they got to hear the truth about it and revolted on Brutus and his
Believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor that you may believe.” (126). Brutus appeals to the audience with his honor, and calls them fellow romans and dear friends. By asking the people to believe him for his honor, he lays down his credibility of being an honorable person. He knows that the people know that he is honorable. Because of this, the audience believes that he killed the ambitious Caesar because he cares and loves the people of Rome.
1. ll. 24,26).” Marcus Brutus knows that if Caesar has all of this power he will turn his back on his loyal Roman subjects. After persuasion and justification Brutus decides to do one of the greatest sins known to man and assassinate the man he has been close to for years. Brutus did all of this and never backed down just for his honor and the protection of the Roman citizens. In the end though all this did was wear down his conscience and made him desire death for his crime.
Antony then said that he did that in friendship and loved them all. But he wanted to know why they killed Caesar and why he was dangerous. Brutus told him that if he wasn’t dangerous they wouldn’t of killed him and that he would approve of their reason. Antony told Brutus that he wanted to speak at Caesar’s funeral and of course Brutus, trusting Antony and not thinking he would do anything to get the people on Caesar’s side, let him speak on Caesar’s behalf. Brutus told Antony to get Caesar’s body ready for the funeral and all of the men left the room except for Antony.
Brutus assumes that they would be slaves if Caesar became king and he logically explains what went through his head. He says that he had to make the logically decision of killing Caesar and becoming free men, or staying quiet and die as slaves. The crowd praised Brutus because he wanted better for the people of Rome not for his selfish needs. After he expresses pathos by trying to get the pity of the crowd. He wanted to let the crowd know that he loved Caesar, but he simply loved Rome much more, “Just as I killed my best friend for the good of Rome, so will I kill myself when my country requires my death.” (3,2 pg.129).
Rhetorical Strategies in Julius Caesar In Julius Caesar, Antony and Brutus deliver two speeches, both of which are driven by three rhetorical devices; ethos, logos and pathos. Though both were able to use the rhetorical strategies effectively, Antony’s speech ended up above both. Antony and Brutus, Begin with establishing their credibility first. Brutus breaks into ethos by talking about his honor, he tells the plebeians to keep his honor in mind. He also lets everyone know that Caesar was “ambitious” and he had to “slew” him because of it.
Antony. They call him the "middle man" between Brutus and Caesar, but not anymore! Antony chooses aside, and not just any side, he chooses the side of Caesar. Antony uses rhetorical devices such as red herring and assertion to get his point across with an appeal of Pathos and Ethos. 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.
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
Caesar thinks Cassius is a good man and that he will not cause any trouble. This shows betrayal because later in the play Cassius fulfills his plans to murder Caesar. Another example of betrayal in the play Julius Caesar would be when Marcus Brutus decides to join Cassius. Marcus Brutus is a loyal Roman and a very good friend of Caesar. He believes that for the good of Rome Caesar must die.