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.
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).
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
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 .
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.
Another reason why Brutus could be a patriot because he said he no matter what he would die for Rome making it a better place. What makes this statement invalid is that the people of Rome would probably prefer Brutus suffering in prison for the rest of his life facing what he has done like a man, instead of being a coward and killing himself before he was captured. I believe Brutus is a betrayer for the reason he killed not only his closest friend, but Caesar the soon to be mighty leader of Rome. Already killing a friend of yours who trusted you to be at their very side, shows how much of a coward Brutus was. Another thing is the people he decided to collaborate with had a totally different motive of killing Caesar.
We are going to examine Antony’s speech. We must first remember the situation. He has promised the conspirators that he will not speak ill of them in front of the crowd. Furthermore, Brutus has successfully convinced the crowd that Caesar deserved death, and they are ready to give Brutus “a statue with his ancestors” for his heroism. Thus Antony indeed faces a hostile audience.
Brian Villanueva Miss Sanchez Honors English 4, Period 1 14 June 2013 Perspectives on the Death of Julius Caesar On rare occasions people try to use their power of speech in order to persuade others into thinking a certain way. In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, both Brutus and Antony speak of the justice and injustice Julius Caesar’s death in his funeral. While Brutus’ motives were said to be for the god of Rome, Antony’s were to incite the crowd. Although both men used rhetorical devices to persuade the crowd Antony’s speech had more effect on the mob or people. Brutus did indeed confess to the murder of Julius Caesar, but he said that he did it for the benefit of the roman people.
Trebonius, Metellus Cimber, Decius, Casca and I finally assassinated Julius Caesar! Everything went just as plan. Artemidorus did try to ruin our plan by giving Caesar a letter, but thank the gods Caesar is so head-strong because he told Artemidrus that he would read it later. But there wasn’t a latter for him. We were all there; it felt like we had a front row seat to Caesar’s death.
The assassination is proved wrong by Antony when he reads Caesar's will to the people. Antony reads the paper or his will to the crowd and in it Caesar "gives/, to every several man seventy-five drachmas." The conspirators who killed Caesar believed he might do something bad to the citizens of Rome, but Caesar loved them enough to put them in his will, canceling any good cause for the assassination. The conspirators killed Caesar because they also believed that he was too ambitious. When Caesar "put it[the crown] by thrice.../ and at every putting-by mine honest neighbors shouted," he threw the conspirators into being jealous.