Julius Caesar Rhetorical Analysis

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The funeral orations in Julius Caesar The funeral orations of both Brutus & Antony after Caesar's death The play"Julius caesar" ,Shakespeare's shrotest chronicles the events leading up to julius caesar's assassination and the immediate consequences of his death . After caesar is killed , Antony and Brutus ; both Roman senators eulogize julius caesar . Both speeches had their unique own way of adressing the crowd as well as differing styles and techniques . According to the dictionnary , rhetoric means the "art of persuasive or impressive speaking or writing " . During this essay , I plan to show how both Brutus and Antony use it in their speeches after Caesar's death . Brutus was first to speak . He seeks to justify his actions . He says to the crowd to "hear me for my cause " as he tries to explain his reasons for killing Caesar .He reminds the crowd so often that he is…show more content…
In contrast to Brutus , Antony speaks to the plebians as if they are his equals . He respects their intelligence to understand a speech given in verse . In a roundabout manner , he needs to use rhetoric to 1) make the people doubt brutus's honor and excuses . 2) to stir pity and increase the achievements of caesar and to 3) incite the crown into mutiny . He starts out by adressing them as "friends" because he wants to come to them as a friend rather than a ruler trying to get power . He then uses a false disclaimer when he says " I come to bury Caesar , not to praise him " , as he will in fact praise Caesar . Later on , he counters what brutus says by providing that Caesar was not ambitious .He repeats 'honorable' so often inregards to brutus and the others , that to the crowd it starts to mean the opposite . The crowd are swayed to him by his dramatics , His underhanded way of making a point and his compelling proof for caesar's concern "the will" . They find it easily to accept him as an emotional and sincere speaker
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