Rhetorical Analysis Of ' The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar ' By William Shakespeare

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Persuasion is when a character is able to convince someone else to help them or to prove someone wrong. Everyday we use some form of persuasion even if it is to win an argument. The power of persuasion could lead to a tragedy, destruction of an entire city or it can bring happiness to people. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Brutus and Cassius kill the most powerful man in Rome and thus bringing the downfall to Rome and to their own lives. In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marc Antony has the most powerful persuasion skills because he is able to convince people by using rhetorical techniques and stronger emotions than anyone else.
Antony is the best speaker in the play because he is able to use LOGOS to convince the citizens of Rome that Caesar was not ambitious. When Antony speaks to the Roman crowd he makes valid points in why Caesar was a great man and not ambitious, Antony states, “I thrice presented him with a kingly crown,/Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?/Yet Brutus says he was ambitious.”(3.2.105-107). Antony offered Caesar a crown at the Lupercal three times. Each time he offered Caesar the crown, he refused. So how does this make Caesar ambitious but, Brutus said he was ambitious. Antony is convincing the audience of Romans that Caesar was not ambitious through logic. He explains that he gave Caesar a crown and refused it all three times. If he was ambitious why would he turn down the crown? Antony is persuading the crowd…

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