Julius Caesar Persuasive Speech Outline

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Topic: Brutus is Innocent
Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to show that Brutus is innocent for the killing of Caesar given the necessary evidence.
Thesis: If Caesar killed Pompey for the “good of Rome” and was celebrated instead of being punished, why should Brutus be punished for doing the same thing?

A. Attention Material/Credibility Material: hook your audience with an attention grabbing question, anecdote, or fact. Then provide them with context for your speech inform them of the situation in general terms do not make specific remarks to Julius Caesar. An individual may often ponder if murder can be justified. During the play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” in Rome Caesar killed Pompey because they had a disagreement
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And do you now put on your best attire?
And do you now cull out a holiday?”

c. Evidence: Below it shows that Caesar was so power hungry he chased Pompey’s followers and sons out of Rome and to Spain. He then began a battle with them and also defeated them. This doesn’t show an honorable nor noble man, this shows a man who would do anything for power. Why else would he kill Pompey a man who he would have to share power with? He didn’t have evidence nor proof that Pompey would be a bad leader, so if Brutus is going to be punished, so should Caesar.
“And do you now strew flowers in his way
That comes in triumph over Pompey’s blood?
Be gone!
Run to your houses, fall upon your knees,
Pray to the gods to intermit the plague
That needs must light on this ingratitude.”
Transition to next Topic…….Now let’s look at some more evidence.
II. 2nd point: Another huge reason why Brutus shouldn’t be punished is because he was tricked by Cassius in to thinking that the people thought Caesar was ambition. This can also be seen as a good thing on the bright side because this shows Brutus devotion to Rome and that he would betray his best friend for the good of
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