Essay about Julius Caesar

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, two powerful men, Marc Antony and Marcus Brutus, give powerful speeches about Caesar’s tragic death. These speeches are very different, but are both very appealing. Brutus uses logical appeal, Antony uses emotional appeal, but they both attract to the Romans. First of all, Brutus uses logos to gain the attention of the Romans. Brutus uses factual evidence in his speech to prove his point. Brutus says that Caesar was “too ambitious” to prove why he has killed him. Also, Brutus uses the government as a way to deliberate his speech. He says, “Not that I loves Caesar less but that I loves Rome more” (IV, ii, 21-22) showing that Rome would be better without Caesar. Brutus uses his knowledge in his speech showing that he used logos. Secondly, Antony uses pathos in his speech to appeal to the Romans. Antony gives the Romans creativity and endurance when her speaks. He speaks of Caesar’s death and gives the Romans emotion when he says, “My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar and I must pause till it come back to me” (IV, ii, 106-107). This shows that Antony is trying be touching and show that he is truly upset about Caesar’s death. Also, Antony tries to stand out and have independence. Instead of bagging on the conspirators, he says, “Brutus is an honorable man” (IV, ii, 82). Antony is keeping his word to Brutus and is being unique. He uses this emotional appeal to gain the attention of the Romans.