Brutus gives a reasoned prose speech that convinces the crowd Caesar had to die. Antony carries the acting so far that he stops his speech to cry. He begins by insisting that Brutus and the other murderers are honorable, but then proceeds to slowly undermine that statement by pointing out how their chief gripe against Caesar, his ambition, could not be true. Decius and Ligarius come forward and kneel before him as well. Not only does it lose it's significance, but it is also mocking Brutus by discrediting what he had said.
The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interrèd with their bones. The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious: has If it were so, it was a grievous fault, serious And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it. Antony has to remind them that they wanted to hear it. Mark Anthony is doing his. Then he personifies the judgement and calls it with much emphasis. Antony understands how the Romans feel about the death of Julius Caesar. But Brutus says he was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man.
I Speak Not To Disprove What These Teachers Say; But Here I Am To Speak What I Do Know. The last hand he takes is that of Trebonius, who actually did not commit the murder, but distracted Mark Antony so he would not be able to protect Caesar. Antony disguises his true intents in his speech, putting him at a moral high ground over Brutus. Her happiness was my only thought. Clearly, he suggests, Caesar wasn't ambitious at all, but was devoted and loving to his citizens. Together they carry out Caesar's body. Later on in the play, a poet tries to separate Brutus and Cassius during a great argument, but is ignored and sent away.
The people of Rome will follow anyone which is why they rooted for Antony because he spoke last. When the poor cried, Caesar cried too. The plebeians react in a frenzy of anger against the men who killed Caesar, and carry away the body. So obviously Caesar had to die. Usually a son was chosen to give the eulogy… 981 Words 4 Pages spoke at his funeral and used the opportunity to lead the Roman people away from Brutus and back to believing in Caesar and consequently, the Second Triumvirate.
Why am I running for King, you may ask? He brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms brought wealth to the city. Actors can choose to play Antony's weeping as genuine or as another clever rhetorical device, the artful, non-verbal climax of his speech. He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill. Throughout the play, they succeed in killing Caesar by stabbing him multiple times. In comparison Mark Antony fully understands human nature and uses his awareness of it in his speech. What cause withholds you then to mourn for him? The speech could serve as a thematic synopsis to Julius Caesar. Cassius' fears are justified when Antony turns the crowd against the conspirators.
He was not sharp enough to suspect the plot against Caesar, but it is Antony's masterful speech to the plebeians that stirs them up against his killers. Antony cleverly uses play on words and his rhetorical devices create a powerful and intense atmosphere. · Then he produces Caesar's will. Lepidus did not conquer land with Julius Caesar, did not suppress the local rebellion and was not known as a great leader unlike Marc Antony. Finally, Mark Antony, leaves them with the question was there ever a greater one than Caesar, which infuriates the crowd.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? · He points out that Caesar brought home many captives to Rome, whose ransoms increased Rome's revenues. And let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood Up to the elbows, and besmear our swords; Then walk we forth even to the marketplace, And, waving our red weapons o'er our heads, Let's all cry out 'peace, freedom, and liberty! Antony was infuriated with Caesar's assassination, and wants to seek revenge on his killers as well as gain power for himself in Rome's government. The obvious implication is that Brutus and Antony have different views of Caesar. The repetition of the words sends out an intense vibe to the audience. He must understand the disposition of the audience in order to successfully persuade his audience that Caesar truly was an ambitious man.
I have o'ershot myself to tell you of it: have spoken without caution I fear I wrong the honourable men Whose daggers have stabb'd Caesar; I do fear it. What happened… 1613 Words 7 Pages Zach Sabo Ms. The conspirators grant permission to Mark Antony to speak at Caesar's funeral. Antony calls the Romans his friends. Antony gives examples of how Caesar loved his people, bringing in money to the country, weeping with the poor, and even refusing the crown three times.
He also uses irony to convey his message. He is able to convince the mass that Caesar has never been ambitious because he thrice declined the throne offered to him. In these latter times, as in the days of our prosperity, you have invariably been models of courage and fidelity. The funeral oration was aimed to respect the fallen as well as to keep up the national pride and its passion to protect their nation. Antony repeats this pattern over and over, until all are in agreement to burn, slay, and otherwise do not-so-nice things to Brutus and the other conspirators. You all did love him once, not without cause: What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him? He was my friend, he was faithful and just to me.