Rhetorical Analysis Of Brutus's Speech In Julius Caesar

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Register to read the introduction… He reminded the people that Caesar would have ruined Rome, become a tyrant and would have enslaved everyone, he said "had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead?". He says this as a rhetorical question: it has quite an obvious answer but probably would have been false anyway. Brutus says that last quote like it is fact and that it will happen. The fact makes it seem more real. Another example of a rhetorical question in Brutus's speech is when Brutus says "Who is here so vile that will not love his country?" In that last quote notice he started with "Who is here" He say that many times in the speech which is repetition for impact, he uses this to persuade the crowd. That device works as a list to make it seem like there were many reasons for the assassination and he keeps reinforcing his opinions with repetition. Brutus also explained that he didn't hate Caesar, but that he loved Rome more. He says "Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more" this shows it would have been hard to kill Caesar, as he loved him, but he is so sure it is right he had to killed him. At one point, they wanted to crown Brutus, who intended for everyone to be …show more content…
In a sarcastic tone, Antony repeatedly referred to these "honourable men". Repeating "Honourable men" is also seen to be ironic, he's ridiculing Brutus and the conspirators saying his idea of Caesar being so ambitious, he's a threat, is something to laugh about.
Every time Antony cleverly pauses in his speech to let the plebeians comment, the plebeians are more spiteful toward the conspirators. As the crowd begins to favour Antony the citizens make comments like "Methinks there is much reason in his saying" which shows there change in opinion.
Antony said his speech, after Brutus so Antony could adapt to what Brutus has already said and even prove it wrong. He convinces the crowd that Caesar was great. The crowd would feel guilty about trusting Brutus, after Antony persuaded them he was almost pathetic, this makes the crowd angry and they rebel.
Antony also says "Here was Caesar! When comes such another?" which makes the citizens feel guilty and like they'll never get another Caesar, so they have missed there chance to let Caesar

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