Rhetorical Devices In Julius Caesar Essay

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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. Antony's use of red herring actually lights the light bulb for the crowd of Rome. The fact that he draws attention to the central issue of Brutus killing caesar and his death affecting Rome, brings the crowd…show more content…
When Antony calls out to the Romans, he releases the connotation of caring, by saying that the "evil that men do lives after them, and the good is often interred with their bones ...", (Act III, Scene 2), in order to creat an emphasis on his emotion toward the situation. Red herring and assertion are the main eye catchers that seem to catch the attention of everyone in Antony's speech. Both rhetorical devices are seen in this world everyday, when we make a consideration to know the truth, or when we draw attention to a central issue, or even dealing with the worlds everyday ethical and emotional conflicts that cause a crisis today. Red herring has made an impact on the world today because everyone draws attention to wars, and conflicts that ruin how we run things in life. Assertions has made the impact on the world, on whether to " consider" on learning the cold truth and accepting the truth. Antony's use of such rhetoric devices leads the crowd to want more and to learn more information, because the more who know about the cause and effect of the loss of Caesar, the more people will revolt against Brutus. Overall, Antony uses

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