INTRO: In theTragedy of Julius Caesar, a play, by William Shakespeare, two acquaintances ofJulius Caesar give an oration on behalf of Caesar’s assassination. Hisassassination was due to a conspiracy by Roman senators. Marcus Brutus, aconspirator, and Mark Antony, a friend of Caesar’s, gave their speeches infront of the people of Rome, which made the people believe that Caesar’s deathwas for the good of Rome or that ___. Both men’s speeches tied in together anddiffered in many ways through rhetorical devices. BODY 1: Brutusand Antony both use rhetorical appeals in their funeral speeches for Caesar. Bothmen utilize Logos throughout their speeches.
Mark Antony employs Logos to proveBrutus wrong because Brutus implied in his speech that Caesar was ambitus andthat was why he had to be killed. For instance, Antony states that Caesar was awar hero who brought back captives for ransom that benefitted Rome (Act _,Scene _, Lines __). In addition, he adds that Caesar refused the crown threetimes (Act _, Scene _, Lines __). Brutus uses Logos in questioning the audience.He says “Would you rather that Caesar be alive and you be slaves?” (Act _,Scene _, Lines __).
He says that to give proof to the audience that he wasright to kill Caesar. If Caesar had lived, he would have enslaved every Romancitizen by taking over power and becoming a dictator. BODY 2: In contrast, they use the rhetoricalstrategies in different ways. Brutus uses Ethos in his speech (Act 3, Scene 2,Lines 13-15) and he is trying to tell the Romans that they should believe himbecause he is represented as an honorable man.
Antony uses Pathos when he readsCaesar’s will in his speech. By reading aloud the will and telling the peoplethat Caesar was going to leave money and land to everyone it makes them feelguilty. (Act _, Scene _, Lines __) BODY 3: CONCLUSION: All things considered, the men’s funeral orationshad both similarities and differences. Uniquely, rhetorical devices had a preponderancethat made their speeches alike.