What Is Mark Anthony Speech In Julius Caesar's Funeral

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Brutus and Mark Anthony both delivered speeches at Julius Caesar's funeral and both for their own reasons, objectives and modes of persuasion. Today we are going to look at and compare the two speeches. At the time the Roman people were looking for answers as to what happened and why. Brutus speech was solely on behalf of Rome and in his speech he was rather blunt and to the point speaking his case for why Caesar had to die for the benefit of Rome. He also makes it a point not to bash on Caesar as he says “ Then none have I offended. I have done no more to Caesar than you shall do to Brutus. The question of his death is enrolled in the Capitol. His glory not extenuated wherein he was worthy, nor his offenses enforced for which he suffered death.” In the part Brutus says that his achievements should not be diminished, it adds to the point that it was something that just had to be done and it was nothing personal against Caesar. He also uses Logos to appeal to the people's sense of logic and appeal as he says “Would you rather that Caesar were living and we…show more content…
When Mark Anthony says “Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept.” it shows us that he really was saddened by the loss that Rome has just experienced. I like the fact that they both had respect for each other based in this excerpt from the speech “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown,” even though Anthony did try and get Brutus prosecuted by bringing out Caesars stabbed body. They both presented their points and tried to convince the split crowd on their view points. They also both used different rhetorical devices and figurative languages to persuade. Mark Anthony also had the dramatic reveal of Caesar's bloody body which was a very persuasive and shocking
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