Elect me as your leader, and there is no question that I will stay true to Rome and do everything in my own power to live up to my promise to lead as a representative of the people. Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us any thing. When you do find him, or alive or dead, He will be found like Brutus, like himself. Mark Antony used rhetorical questions multiple times, just as Brutus had; but his rhetorical questions were disproving the reason for the death of Caesar. Yet, stay awhile; Thou shalt not back till I have borne this corse Into the market-place: there shall I try In my oration, how the people take The cruel issue of these bloody men; According to the which, thou shalt discourse To young Octavius of the state of things. Although his speech serves the purpose for its practical effectiveness, Brutus later comes to discover that his lack of insight of human nature aided in the apparent hopelessness of his cause.
It perfectly illustrates the dimension of action that an effective speech includes. Mark Antony has had a very exciting and most interesting life. After the conspirators have killed Caesar, Brutus agrees to let Antony perform a speech, which Brutus thought would be a eulogy. Fourth Citizen We'll hear the will: read it, Mark Antony. Stand back; room; bear back. At this point, Antony is still ostensibly speaking well of Brutus—at least to the crowd.
I tell you that which you yourselves do know. He would not take the crown; Therefore 'tis certain he was not ambitious. But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar; I found it in his closet, 'tis his will: Let but the commons hear this testament-- Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read-- And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds And dip their napkins in his sacred blood, Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, Bequeathing it as a rich legacy Unto their issue. Though the players in this play sometimes use physical force to obtain power, it is persuasion and manipulation that have the strong hold on her. Antony then teases the crowd with Caesar's will, which they beg him to read, but he refuses.
What private griefs they have, alas, I know not that made them do it. He has been through the thick and thin; the deaths of friends, loved ones, spouses, and so much more. I only speak right on. By the end of the speech, the people are out for blood. Then make a ring about the corpse of Caesar, And let me show you him that made the will. Also by saying this it put Mark Anthony on their side. We know that The crowd look more to his techniques of speech than to his content, as Brutus speaks down to them and speaks in a tone and manner which suggests that he is of a higher intellect than they are, making himself impossible to understand for the largely un-educated crowd.
You Have All Observed During The Year, As The Maths Teachers Walk Into The Class, The Students Sweat And Swoon. On the other hand, the words says, ambitious, and honourable are becoming impossible to miss. In your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good words: Witness the hole you made in Caesar's heart, Crying 'Long live! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. You all know this cloak. . He and the Conspirators approaches the stand with their hands dripping in Caesar's blood. So let it be with Caesar.
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, there are two of the most famous, and repeated eulogies ever spoken. Mark Antony's speech at the funeral of Julius Caesar gave off a tone of respect and appreciation toward Brutus through use of his specific diction. From this point, it is clear that Antony intends to flatter Brutus and to work upon those personal qualities of Brutus which represent his fundamental weaknesses. Comparisons have been drawn between this speech and political speeches throughout history in terms of the rhetorical devices employed to win over a crowd. When the poor cried, Caesar cried too.
The plot revolves around the assassination of Julius Caesar by his closest 'friend'- Marcus Brutus, and Marc Antony's attempt to avenge his death. The most striking of Shakespeare is his command of language. He must understand the disposition of the audience in order to successfully persuade his audience that Caesar truly was an ambitious man. Pardon me, Caius Cassius: The enemies of Caesar shall say this; Then, in a friend, it is cold modesty. After repetition, the word honorable loses it's significance and become more of a joke.
You all do know this mantle: I remember The first time ever Caesar put it on; 'Twas on a summer's evening, in his tent, That day he overcame the Nervii: Look, in this place ran Cassius' dagger through: See what a rent the envious Casca made: Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabb'd; And as he pluck'd his cursed steel away, Mark how the blood of Caesar follow'd it, As rushing out of doors, to be resolved If Brutus so unkindly knock'd, or no; For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel: Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him! I do beseech ye, if you bear me hard, Now, whilst your purpled hands do reek and smoke, Fulfil your pleasure. They are all images and symbols used to foreshadow the catastrophe of Rome now that Caesar is dead. You all did love him once, not without cause: What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him? It is their hope that this will lend their cause more popular support, since Antony was Caesar's friend. After given instructions on a way to present his funeral speech for Caesar, Antony uses knowledge and skill to cover for his persuasion. Second Citizen We will be revenged. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, three times Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition? The upper class learn… 560 Words 2 Pages A tragedy is a story in where the main character obtains a flaw that leads to their downfall. Antony is acting upon his revenge against the conspirators because they murdered his good friend who he was loyal to.
The extent to which Rome can truly be a republic is up for debate. Antony, however, has the advantage of not needing to justify his actions. Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, Shrunk to this little measure? You may do your will; But he's a tried and valiant soldier. Antony reminds the crowd that they appreciated Caesar and implies that they would naturally mourn for him, he tugs at the heartstrings. He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill. Therefore, differing effects on the crowd as a result of their differing styles and techniques.