By showing that Cassius is equal in power and authority, Brutus makes himself less important. His reason was not because he did not love Caesar, but because he loved Rome more. Cassius hates Caesar for both personal and political reasons. Brutus uses rhetorical questions as a persuasive technique. Then make a ring about the corpse of Caesar, And let me show you him that made the will. He tells the people of Rome that Caesar is ambitious even though he does not prove that he was ambitious.
. But wherefore do you hold me here so long? He and the Conspirators approaches the stand with their hands dripping in Caesar's blood. Exit First Citizen Stay, ho! Second Citizen O noble Caesar! He did not kill Caesar out of a lack of love for him but because his love for Rome outweighed his love of a single man. They all always have a mischievous plot to them. Citizens We will be satisfied; let us be satisfied. Fourth Citizen We'll hear the will: read it, Mark Antony. Servant I heard him say, Brutus and Cassius 269 Are rid like madmen through the gates of Rome.
Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men? He used his words and emotions to sway the other peoples thinkings so they would lean towards his side. He must persuade the crowd that has gathered that Caesar's murder was unjust, and turn them against Brutus and Cassius… 797 Words 4 Pages Comparing Brutus' and Mark Antony's Funeral Speeches in Julius Caeser by William Shakespeare Julius Caeser is a well known play written by William Shakespeare. Good Portia, go to bed. He has an advantage over Brutus before he even speaks. We'll burn his body in the holy place, 255 And with the brands fire the traitors' houses.
Mark Antony was able to convince an audience, who at first were against him, to be on his side. Both speeches were very Brutus said that they had to kill Caesar because he was ambitious. There is tears for his love, joy for his fortune, honor for his valor, and death for his ambition. Both of their speeches brought passion and true conviction. In 1964 , the line is begun several times by , played by actor.
The drachma was a Greek coin, worth approximately twenty cents; but of course the purchasing value of the fifteen dollars left by Caesar to each citizen was far greater then than it would be today. Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us any thing. Over time he becomes blinded by himself and eventually dishonors himself, the once most honorable man of Rome. In Shakespeare's play about the ill-fated Roman ruler, a band of conspirators plot to kill Julius Caesar. Who is here so base that would be a bondman? Mark Antony's speech uses prose, which matches his passion and emotion. The historical Caesar's last words are not known with certainty.
Fourth Citizen Pluck down forms, windows, any thing. Mark Antony uses paralipsis by refusing to read the will to the Romans because it does not mention them as heirs. Elizabethan values are demonstrated through the idealist, Brutus, who does everything he can to preserve the reputation as an honourable man,. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? Third Citizen You shall have leave. In order to add value and credibility to the conspiracy, Cassius does his best to convince Brutus to join them. He lowers himself to the plebeian level and uses a range of rhetorical devices to support his arguments against the conspirers.
His biggest error is that the crowd cannot follow his logic they need emotive reasons. First Citizen O piteous spectacle! Speak your griefs softly: I do know you well. Mark Antony's speech uses prose, which matches his passion and emotion. However, he manages to keep his cool, until he is allowed to speak… 2122 Words 9 Pages Comparing the Speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus in Julius Caesar The play 'Julius Caesar' was first performed in 1599 at the Globe theatre in London. Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us any thing. Which rhetorical device does Brutus use in this excerpt? What does he mean by honorable? He also treats the Romans like they are nothing but peasants. If any, speak; for him have I offended.
Then Brutus announces to the mob 'death for his ambition' the mob being very gullible beleive that this is true and when Mark Antony is allowed to make a speech he is in fear for his life. Brutus is an honest but naive man who believed in the protection of the people of rome. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? Must I give way and room to your rash choler? He then unto the ladder turns his. Brutus in the eyes of many people was a noble and honorable man who loved and adored the city of Rome, and no person thought more of this than Caesar. He calls the Romans his friends and speaks with a sense of honor 15-17 and patriotism 23-24. Brutus' speech is written in blank verse, which is used to show rational thought.