Brutus And Marc Antony's Speeches

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Bold. Loyal. Heroic. Because, Julius Caesar had evil intentions for his country of Rome, Brutus kills his best friend for the sake of his country. Even at Julius Caesar’s funeral, he shows respect to him, but shows the citizens his actions were for their own safety. He did what others would dare to never do, kill the king to save Rome. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus has the more effective speech because he is more persuasive with motive, pathos, and character trait; he provides a powerful speech that is more loyal and humbling to the country of Rome. The literary term motive, applies to the reason a character does something, and Brutus and Marc Antony both show motive in their speeches. For instance, Marc Antony’s motive for refusing to read Julius Caesar’s will is to avoid…show more content…
For instance, Antony is very loyal to Caesar, and tries to get the citizens back on Caesar’s side. “You all did love him once, not without cause; what cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?...My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar” (4). Antony is very loyal towards Caesar, and while he’s speaking, he’s trying to get everyone back on Caesar’s side. He tries to sway the people by telling them that they have lost their reason. Although, Brutus is very loyal to his country and tells the citizens that he has killed Caesar for them. “I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself when it shall please my country to need my death” (8). Brutus tells the citizens that he has killed his best friend for the better of Rome. He tries to convince the citizens that killing Caesar is for the better of Rome. Brutus has the more persuasive trait as he is loyal to his country, not one man. He has killed his best friend for the better of his country, and that’s a better trait than being loyal to one
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