He started with what seemed to be agreeing with Brutus but turned into a speech against the conpirators.
Mark Antony used rhetorical questions multiple times, just as Brutus had; but his rhetorical questions were disproving the reason for the death of Caesar.
” Instead of quickly attacking Brutus, Antony repeats and contradicts Caesar’s good deeds with “Yet Brutus is an honorable man”; making a mockery of Brutus’ title of honor.
Eventually the crowd catches onto Antony’s indirect argument: Caesar was not actually ambitious.
During the speeches many devices were effectively used to convince the Romans to choose the side of the argument being presented.
Mark Antony’s speech ended up being more effective than Brutus’s due to his use of pathos throughout to help his point be made that Caesar did not deserve to die.Brutus said that they had to kill Caesar because he was ambitious.Mark Antony used questions like “You all did see on the Lupercal, that I presented him thrice a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?The conspirators depended on Marcus Brutus for one reason: to justify the murder of Julius Caesar.However after allowing Mark Antony to not only bring in the corpse of their beloved Caesar yet also speak after Brutus during the funeral, it would seem that Brutus’ role in the murder was pointless.The speeches given by both Brutus and Mark Antony in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar are very persuasive to the audience that they are given to, but rhetorical devices were used in different ways in order for each to have an effect on the people of Rome.In Brutus’s speech, he uses devices such as rhetorical question and antithesis to convince the Romans that he and the conpirators did a good deed by killing Caesar.The citizen’s began to rally together to take down the conpirators, and vowed to kill every last one of them.In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, rhetorical devices are commonly used to persuade the audience.“Had you rather Caesar living and die all slaves, than that Caesar dead, to live all free men”; Brutus is implying if Caesar was not killed and instead was to go on and be crowned as king, the people would fundamentally be treated as slaves.This accusation supports Brutus’ previous statement on line 23 stating: “…