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Sydney Schmidt

Naughton 7th

February 2017

The Favored One

To deliver a speech, what is needed? When giving a speech, it is good to use logos, ethos,

and pathos. Logos is logical thinking, meaning, and factual data. Emotional appeal and concrete

language is connected to pathos. Ethos is the credibility, fair minded presentation, and

appropriate language towards the audience during the speech. In Act III, Scene II of Julius

Caesar, Marcus Brutus and Mark Antony both deliver a speech to the Plebeians during the

funeral of Caesar. They both had the use of rhetoric, eloquence, and persuasive techniques.

Brutus and Antony had each obtained a goal of theirs when considering the audience in their


Brutus engaged with the Plebeians while speaking, telling them how he thought of the

situation of Caesars death and that they can come to their own conclusion. As Brutus slew [his]

best lover [he did it] for the good of Rome (3.2) to save them from eagerness. Anything Caesar

did, Brutus backed him up helping it become true; so as [his]... [ambition] grew, (3.2) he

protected the people from what would become of Caesar. As he made his points, these quotes

were brought up often as the use of repetition. With the connotative meaning of sadness revealed,

as he was to leave he addressed themnot a man departs, Save [him] alone (3.2) for them to

listen to Antony after letting him leave by himself. As he explains his efforts, he informs them

Brutus love to Caesar was no less than his; (3.2) he loved Caesar just as much as Caesar loved

him. Love as the emotional appeal shared during the speech. Demonstrating reliability and

loyalty, Brutus continues on with what he believed was right. Loving Rome more, Not that [he]
loved Caesar less, (3.2) Brutus had done what he had faith in by killing Caesar protecting the

people from his rule. As he builds credibility, Brutus addresses the Romans, countrymen, and

lovers (3.2) as he would a friend. Brutus acquired his objective of humanity, reiteration, and

conviction with the audience.

Antony captures the Plebeians attention, with the best interest of Caesars legacy being

truthful. Caesar was underappreciated for when he hath brought captives home to Rome

(3.2) the captured people were sold for ransom money which then he gave to the city. Which the

Plebeians also did not realize that for his will, tis good [they] know that [they] are his

heirs(3.2) for which Caesar had left them his money after death. Caesar had brought in money

for Rome, maybe the untraditional way, but he showed them how much he cared for the people

and again giving the money from his will. At this point of the speech, Antony uses sarcasm with

good-humored cynicism using Brutus words against him, for [he] is an honorable man (3.2)

but questioning where his loyalty stood. These three quotes had the appliance of repetition, the

money given talked about twice and the sarcasm being used more than once in the speech.

Antony had talked about the empathy Caesar shared for when the poor have cried, Caesar hath

wept (3.2) feeling the sadness along with them, wanting to help. The sadness as one emotion

Antony used in his speech. Rage and feeling of displeasure was brought up, being men, bearing

the will of Caesar, It will inflame you, (3.2) the sincerity and truth of the will would make the

men feel remorseful and angry from Caesars kind heart showing through from the words he

wrote. From sadness to anger, Antony discoursed emotion. Proving reliability, Antony made the

point that He was [his] friend, faithful and just to [him], (3.2) being the right hand man of

Caesar showed that he knew him best. After Caesars death, Antony became upon his will.

Because of Antonys possession of the seal, Heres a parchment with the seal of Caesar, (3.2) it
shows that he is trustworthy of the words from the will left behind. So as he spoke of what laid

upon the paper, the people had known the words were true. Having factual evidence proves

Antonys trust and credibility. Antony expressed his intention of using compassion, philanthropy,

and standpoint from Caesar to the audience.

Though both speeches had love for Caesar, only one can stand above and connect with

the audience. Using the repetition to represent logos, the trust to represent ethos, and emotion to

represent pathos these two men gave convincing speeches. With the loyalty from Antony, he was

able to get Rome to back him up. Brutus was on the more defensive side, though he loved

Caesar, he gave a speech proving his guilt. All in all, Antony gave the more superior speech

because he was able to in a subtle way prove the other mens untrustworthy behavior and admire

the triumph and good intentions of Caesar. In a matter like this, only one speech can be sided

with from the public.

Brutus and Antony both had appeals to their speeches, but Antony had done a better job

reaching the audience. Brutuss trust, repetition, and emotion leaned toward how everything he

did was for the good of Rome not that he did not love Caesar. Antonys trust, repetition, and

emotion leaned toward paying tribute to Caesar and for all the love that he shared when he was

alive. A speech has to reach out to the audience for it to be effective. When thinking back later,

Antonys words and message will leave an imprint.

Rubric rating submitted on: 4/19/2017, 10:16:06 AM by

10 8 6 4 0

INTRO Thought- Basic attention No attention

Attention provoking, getter, but it getter
Getter: creative attempt engages the
Your score: 10 to engage reader reader

INTRO All necessary Almost all Missing most of No background

Background info is included: necessary info: the background info
Info: Shakespeare, one or two info
Your score: 9 Caesar's death, details are
the purposes of missing.
each speech

INTRO Unique claim Unique claim, Basic claim, part Missing thesis
Thesis: with all parts of although one of the prompt is
Your score: 8 the prompt part of the ignored or
addressed: prompt is not misunderstood
rhetorical addressed. See
similarities, comments.
differences, and
a position on
whose speech
was better

BODY The topic There is an Missing topic

Topic Sentences: sentence attempt at a sentence
Your score: 8 accurately topic sentence,
communicates although it only
the point of the indicates the
paragraph paragraph's
topic partially

BODY - The body - The body - Either there Missing quotes

Evidence/Quote paragraph paragraph aren't enough
s: contains a contains a quotes or the
Your score: 10 sufficient sufficient quotes you have
amount of amount of aren't
evidence to evidence to sufficiently
make its point. make its point. supporting the
- The quotes are - The quotes are point you're
all blended all blended trying to make
gracefully gracefully
- The quotes are - Citations are
all cited missing

BODY - Each quote is - Most of your - Some of your - Few of your - None of your
Analysis and analyzed and quotes are quotes are quotes are quotes are
Explanation of explained in a analyzed and analyzed and analyzed and analyzed and
Quotes: way that explained in a explained in a explained in a explained in a
Your score: 8 thoroughly way that way that way that way that
supports the thoroughly thoroughly thoroughly thoroughly
point of the supports the supports the supports the supports the
paragraph point of the point of the point of the point of the
paragraph paragraph paragraph paragraph

BODY - There are - There are - Occasionally - There are some Missing
Transitions: unique transitions there are transitions transitions
Your score: 10 transitions throughout most transitions. between most
between each of the paper. paragraphs and
paragraph and between most
between each subpoints

GRAMMAR - Grammar is - There is only - There are - There are No evidence of

Spelling, usage: pristine. No one minor error. several minor several major proofreading
Your score: 10 issues. errors. errors.

CONVENTION - Conventions - There are one - Does not fulfil - There are Many issues
S: are followed. No or two instances the page capitalization
Capitalization, use of 'you' or of lack of requirement errors
punctuation, use 'I,' no formality where
of 'I' or 'You': capitalization the writer uses
Your score: 10 issues the 1st or 2nd

CONCLUSION: - Great - Pretty good. - Part of the - Very brief - No conclusion

Restated thesis conclusion. The All parts of the conclusion is conclusion
and closing conclusion is conclusion are missing. Not
thoughts on the very thorough included. Not as very thorough.
importance of and brings the thorough it
rhetorical essay to a close. could be.
Your score: 10