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In The Name Of Caesar Essay

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In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare wrote two different speeches that characters Mark Antony and Brutus delivered. Both had different objectives. Antony and Brutus were both good friends of Julius Caesar. Antony was a Roman and general. Brutus was a senator. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, Brutus and Antony prepared a speech on the behalf of Caesar's death. Brutus went first, then Antony followed after him, and both of speeches had different reactions from the citizens of Rome. Brutus and Antony's speeches had as to their intentions and its outcome.

Brutus was to trying to convince the Romans that Caesar's assassination was justified. He claimed that he and the conspirators did what they did for the love of Rome. Brutus declared, "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more."(Act 3, scene 2, lines 20-21). He truly believed what he did was the right thing, and that if he ...view middle of the document...

" (Act 3, scene 2, line 5). He should have mentioned what Caesar's abitions were and why they were bad for Rome.

Mark Antony had an unfair advantage, because he gave his speech after Brutus, he was able to use his words against him and basically upstage him. Antony's intentions were to turn the mob against the conspirators. He was manipulating the Romans and chose his words carefully. He made it seem as though he was speaking for the conspirators, but at the same time making the mob angry with them. He kept referring to them as "Honorable men" with clear sarcasm. He says: “I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong, who you all know, are honorable men.” (Act 3, scene 2, lines 122-123). This is him telling the Romans that they are not honorable men, for stabbing their ruler. Mark Antony wanted the citizens on his side and to think that they have done wrong. He wanted those who assassinated Caesar to be punished. Granted, he did it subtly while giving his speech.

Both Antony and Brutus wanted to control the crowd. They had a different eulogy. Brutus wanted to sway the crowd by listing reasons why they assassinated Caesar, but Antony focuses on the positive traits rather than negative. Antony uses the dramatic effect on people. Brutus says that he only killed Caesar because of his ambitions and says that his ambitions would have hurt Rome. Antony first brings in the dead body of Julius Caesar stating that his heart is still in with the body of Caesar, and then he ends his speech with him crying. As for their similarities, they both wanted to control the crowd, they were friends with Caesar, and they were Roman Senators.

Both speeches had a different objective. They were given to honor the name of Caesar. Brutus truly did love Caesar, but he loved Rome more, as he said in his speech. Antony spoke with more passion and used evidence. He talked about his love for Caesar and didn't speak negatively of him. If Brutus was less vague during his speech, spoke with passion and used persuasive devices that Antony used, maybe things would have turned for the better rather than worse.

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