Antony Vs Brutus Speech

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Speeches: Brutus vs Antony Paraphrasing Brutus Speech: Main Ideas: Brutus talks about how the killing of Caesar is justified, because he wasn’t good for the romans. He also tells them why he had to kill Caesar, and why it was good for Rome to be rid of Caesar forevermore. Paraphrasing: Be patient till I speak my last word. Romans, listen to my cause, And be quiet, so you can hear. Believe me, I’m honorable, and respect me, so that you will believe. Judge me, using all your senses, so that you may have a better judgement. If anyone here, are friends with Caesar, I too, have much love for Caesar, if not more than you. If you, the friend of Caesar, then ask why did I kill him, my answer is; I didn’t love Caesar less, but more love for…show more content…
Because Caesar loved me, I cried for him; he was lucky, I rejoice for him. I respect him because he was brave, but I killed him, because he was ambitious. Here is tears for his love; joy for his fortune; respect for his bravery; and he is dead for his ambition. Does anyone here want to be a slave? If so, please speak up, if I have offended you. Is there anyone a traitor that doesn’t love his country? If anyone here, speak up, but I have offended him, please speak up. Paragraph - Antony’s Speech Explain what makes Marc Antony’s speech so effective. His speech was so effective because instead of just coming out and blaming the conspirators for everything, he slowly eases into his purpose of his speech. Define Rhetorical Question: a question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an…show more content…
He repeatedly spoke of how honorable Brutus was, “For Brutus is an honorable man;” (ACT 3, SCENE 2, LINE 88) , “And Brutus is an honorable man.” (ACT 3, SCENE 2, LINE 93), and again he claims that Brutus is honorable, this ‘slow and steady’ approach surely helped him win over the crowd. Anthony’s speech was more effective because he brought up all of the good things about Caesar, and only paid attention to his benefits to rome, like reading his will to all of the romans. The romans all responded positively to the will because they were promised rations of Caesar’s left treasures, “O’ royal Caesar!” one of the plebeians shouted as Antony read Caesar’s will (ACT 3, SCENE 2, LINE 251). Brutus’ speech was only him blaming that Caesar’s ambition was the cause of his death, when in reality the only reason he died was because of the conspirators and their greedy
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