But Caesar really loved Rome that anything happened in Rome good or bad affected him. Like Antony said “When the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. In other words Antony is just saying that Caesar really loved and cared about Rome no matter what. Lastly in Act 3 Scene 2 Mark Antony has now seen the assassination of his dear beloved Caesar and he wants to say a speech at his funeral. But in order to do this he must get in the good graces of the conspirators; therefore Rome can know what happen to their beloved Caesar.
Antony uses this aposiopesis to form an impact on the audience by causing the citizens to feel remorseful and sympathetic. It’s effective because it helps Antony gain the citizen’s sympathy and turn against the conspirators claims again Caesar (being ambitious). Argument to the people was another rhetorical strategy that Antony used. Argument to the people is when a person uses the appeal of popular assent, often arousing the feelings and enthusiasm of the multitude rather than building an argument. Antony uses this when he declares: Have patience, gentle friends; I must not read it.
Anthony uses the term, "an honorable man" as more of an insult than a compliment. He spits it out angrily, wanting the crowd to know that he doesnt beleive for a second that it describes the assassins. After he gets done talking about "Honorable Brutus" he takes out Caesars will but does not read it until the crowd has to literally beg and force him to do so. He talks about the robe Caesar was wearing, the first time he wore it was the day he overcame Nervii. When Brustus stuck his mighty dagger into Caesar it was the unkindest cut of them all.
The passage begins with a speech given by Brutus to the conspirators, followed by the debate of involving Cicero in the conspiracy, and the dilemma of whether Marc Antony should be killed along with Caesar. Shakespeare uses dialogue and various figures of speech to bring out an emotional response in the audience. Brutus’s speeches show us the power of his words and how easily they can have an influence on the rest of the conspirators. He delivers a highly effective speech on why Romans like them must not take oaths, because the thought of the future state of Rome under Caesar’s tyrannical rule must motivate them to keep their word. He states that oaths are only for cowards and feeble old people, and people who cannot be trusted for they would otherwise have broken it.
King uses better emotional appeals so that his audience feels compelled to his cause, King also uses figurative language to create a powerful tone that provides his essay with a meaningful effect; while Thoreau uses more ethos and common logic. Martin Luther King Jr.’s essay is more effective than Thoreau’s essay because King uses better argumentative devices, shares common ground with his audience, acknowledges his opposition, and clearly states his point of view; whereas, Thoreau gives his opinion in an unclear way, and expresses himself in a rather rustic manner. In Martin Luther King, Jr.’s letter “Letter From Birmingham Jail” he clearly specifies his audience with the major point of his arguments, unlike Thoreau where in his essay his switches his main opinion throughout the whole essay. In his essay King, justifies civil disobedience and
The most contradictory figure of speech used is the phrase “For Brutus is an honorable man” which is repeated many times throughout the text. By saying this, Antony at first seems that he is justifying the crime and showing that it was legitimate. This one sentence however is the key to turning around the crowd because the repeated phrase scales up the sarcasm with each time it is repeated. This one repeated phrase creates the doubt in the people’s minds which will change everything. In order to give reason to his point of view Antony needs to give proof of Caesar’s moderate ambition.
He expects other men to be guided by their emotions too--and in this he shows a much better understanding of people than Brutus. Antony appeals to the citizens' feelings right from the beginning. He does this easily, because he really does have strong feelings about the death of his friend Julius Caesar. He loved Caesar, he hates the conspirators, he wants revenge--and he also wants to save his own life and to achieve a position of power in the new order which will have to take form after the elimination of Julius
After the assassination of Julius Caesar, both Brutus and Antony delivered speeches to the people of Rome. Brutus lectured to his countrymen that he and the others did no wrong in their actions; Caesar was a threat to their freedom and country. Antony preached in his speeches that Caesar was not ambitious and always had the peoples well being in mind. Both of these speakers are effective in persuading the Romans of their case but Brutus’s speech is most effective because he was more asking of the people unlike Antony who demanded them to listen. The rhetorical devices used in Brutus’s great speech offer tricks that we find in many great political speeches.
The way to wisdom was to find exceptions to common sense thought and work a problem through in order to find a logical conclusion. The Socratic method of reasoning to develop knowledge is the base for any good writer. We write what we know and this writing produces knowledge. Socrates saw writing as a form of moral courage and outrage, a way for an individual to define themselves. Famous literary critic and author Rebecca West encompassed this mentality as she said, “I really write to find out what I know about something and what is to be known about something.” Simply put to write is to know, therefore writing is a form of expression used to manifest our thoughts on to paper.