How Do Brutus And Antony Use Rhetoric In Killing Caesar

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One Caesar was murdered in the capital, Brutus and Marc Anthony each gave a speech to the Roman people. Each trying to persuade the crowd to join their two different opinions on why killing Caesar was righteous or not. With one speech using pathos, the appeal to emotion and the other using logos, appeal to logic. One of them appealed to the crowd more. Let's see where Brutus and Antony both helped and hurt their own speeches.
First, in Brutus’s speech his biggest flaw was not reading his audience right. He believed the Roman people to logical and believed with evidence the Roman people would be intelligent enough to not appeal to their own emotions and not let that sway their judgement with empty statements. In one statement, Brutus says,