Manipulation In Julius Caesar's Funeral Oration

553 Words3 Pages

Antony successfully manipulates the citizens into joining him against the conspirators. He does this while giving his speech in the funeral oration. There are many different ways he did this but through all of these he used spin. Spin is not telling the truth, but you are also not lying, it is used most of the time in manipulation and in politics. Antony manages to persuade and manipulate the citizens that Caesar was killed wrongfully with the use and power of spin. Antony managed to persuade the citizens by using the if/then mechanism. The if/then mechanism is used in the way that the if is the start by saying things like, Antony stated “ I thrice presented him a kingly crown,Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?”(III,ii) The If

Open Document