“Theme in Julius Caesar
By Mariana Tapia
In William Shakespeare’s Tragedy Julius Cesar, he endeavors how the use of words can result in the most powerful type of authority that can have the ability to have events occur through the use of rhetoric devices and
"Brutus Hath told you Cesar was ambitious. And Brutus is an honorable man"
Marc Antony was granted the opportunity to give a speech by the conspirators, knowing fully he was to be respectful towards them and the crowd . evidently throughout his speech it contained bitter irony and had appealed to the crowds emotion to slowly begin to question Cesar's death and the conspirator's objective which thus resulted in the crowd changing sides over to Marc Antony
one of the techniques he used was repetition/ethos by repeatedly saying the above quote which brings up Brutus's speech using irony that mocks Brutus's validity and degrades his speech.
the power of words
the power of words can unite us and be able to separate us
in the funeral of Cesar Mark Antony makes a speech
Cassius persuading Brutus
although he's best friends with Caesar he does fear him for the power he holds and agrees to join in on the conspiracy