Julius Caesar Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Rease May Mrs.Clark/Mrs.Taylor English II Dec 10. 2013 Rhetorical Strategy Here Julius Caesar’s cold body lay. The great Caesar has been slain by his “loyal” friends. Brutus tries to explain that the death of Caesar was for the good of Rome because he became too ambitious while Antony tries to explain subtlety that Caesar was not ambitious and that it was the conspirator’s ambition that had slain Caesar. Both Brutus and Antony delivered great eulogies to Caesar, but Marc Antony’s was more persuasive to the crowds of Rome. Although both Mac Antony and Brutus used logical arguments to persuade the crowds of Rome, Antony’s eulogy caught the crowd’s attention more effectively. As Antony explains “you all did see at the Lupercal I presented him a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition” (citation). Antony here in his eulogy is trying to explain was nothing near too ambitious if he would refuse a crown three times. Antony is befuddled that…show more content…
“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). 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

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