Comparing Brutus And Mark Antony In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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(3.2.16) Mark Antony proved to the crowd with logos- factual evidence- that killing Caesar just because he was ambitious was an awful case. Antony also gives times where Caesar has helped others like the poor. “ When the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept…” (3.2.19) Here, he uses another shift change to more of an emotional state (pathos) which lures the audience to Mark Antony’s side. “If any speak; for him I have offended. Who is so rude that would not be a Roman?” (3.2.20-21) Throughout Brutus’ speech, he uses rhetorical questions like this one to give a chance for the crowd to think about the cause of Caesar’s death. Brutus also shows respect to the assembly and let’s them know their words need to be heard as well. As this work of pathos …show more content…
“...Thought he had no hand in his death, shall receive the benefit of his dying..” (3.2.32-33) At this time, Brutus was bringing Rome’s political fate up again, except this time Caesar wasn’t involved. Instead Brutus gave the people an idea of Mark Antony as the new “Caesar.” In response, Mark Antony brought up their past. For instance, when Caesar pushed the crown away three times. Which did he thrice refuse: was this ambition?” (3.2.25) It was a great point to bring up the idea of Mark Antony’s future rule of Rome in Brutus’ speech. Although Antony’s anecdote about the offered crown made the assembly think about their beloved ruler’s death, and don’t want to risk it again. “..I have the same dagger for myself..”(3.2.36) Brutus comes back once again with his true motivation of his nationalism. Here, he shows “his” people the ultimate love for them. This helps the crowd realize that he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of them. “ I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know.” (3.2.28-29) Still being mannerly, Antony has heard what Brutus had to say about Caesar, but Antony speaks here to show that no one knows Caesar better than him. This gives Mark Antony more support from the audience because they trust him. “Do grace to Caesar’s corpse, and grace to his speech tending Caesar’s glories.” (3.2.51-52) As Brutus makes room for a final statement used with pathos, Mark Antony was ready to make the last words of his speech hit the crowd with emotion. “My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause till it come back to me.” (3.2.34-35) As the speeches closed, an important point to remember is besides the fact that they are opposing to each side while honoring Caesar, together they can be wrong about their judgements of each other. “The third positive virtue of Caesar is his exquisite judgment of human character. We have

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