That is, Brutus was one whom Caesar could trust as he would his guardian angel. Metro Active, 19 May 2004. I fear there will a worse come in his place. 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. A specific example is his view on the Roman populace. In fact, this speech is very beautiful and substantial from a stylistic point of view, but it also reveals an impressive political strategy and a remarkable talent for communication, which were veracious according to history.
This sight seemed so pitiful to the people that they could bear it no longer. Brutus stated, Lets kill him. Second Citizen If thou consider rightly of the matter, Caesar has had great wrong. Look you here, Here is himself, marr'd, as you see, with traitors. He has an advantage over Brutus before he even speaks. Fourth Citizen We'll hear the will: read it, Mark Antony.
O, now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel The dint of pity: these are gracious drops. First Citizen We'll burn the house of Brutus. Second Citizen We'll hear him, we'll follow him, we'll die with him. The Ides of March or 15th March was marked by several religious observances in Rome. Cassius, go you into the other street, And part the numbers.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. Not only did it influence the outcome of the play, but each speech also offers a unique insight on each of the speakers. Up to this point the conspirators have carried everything before them, but in this scene the tide turns and the spirit of Caesar begins to work out its revenge. Elizabethan values are demonstrated through the idealist, Brutus, who does everything he can to preserve the reputation as an honourable man, even after the assassination of a great leader. Ancient biographers, Plutarch and Suetonius, give insightful glimpses into to the lives of Cato and Caesar, and what formed them into history makers. Brutus says that though he loved Caesar, he loved his country Rome more, and hence he was compelled to act against Caesar.
Notice the marked contrast between Antony's style and that of Brutus. This is the logical thread of the text. First Citizen Methinks there is much reason in his sayings. He also made a few brief comments on each, with a mixture of pity and indignation. It was a speech delivered by that of a soldier: blunt and honest. By exploring the speeches of both Brutus and Mark Antony we are able to focus on the important details which alter one from the other.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? It shows us that Marc Antony is angry with Brutus because he loved Julius Caesar. Brutus believes that to justify the killing he must appeal to a love of Rome; plus he regards the city dwellers possibly the aristocracy as his biggest ally, followed by the rural listeners, then his so-called friends. Those that will hear me speak, let 'em stay here; 5 Those that will follow Cassius, go with him; And public reasons shall be rendered Of Caesar's death. What cause withholds you then to mourn for him? He held these views to be… 628 Words 3 Pages valued their warrior class, and they saw the warriors as a ring of the higher circle of the society. You are not wood, you are not stones, but men; And, being men, bearing the will of Caesar, It will inflame you, it will make you mad: 'Tis good you know not that you are his heirs; For, if you should, O, what would come of it!.
This language technique is commonly know as phatic language. Did Antony, in your judgment, foresee his influence upon the mob? A double negative more cognitive dissonance is linked to Brutus. He was my friend, faithful and just to me: 85 But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. Antony uses many rhetorical devices, all of which are used to persuade the crowd that the conspirators are wrong and Caesar did not need to be killed. He uses many rhetorical devices in this speech to counter the previous speech and persuade the crowd that the conspirators who killed Caesar were wrong. However the hypothesis that Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero is incorrect.
The sarcastic catch phrase helps Marc Antony turn the plebeian mob against Brutus and the conspirers. The obvious implication is that Brutus and Antony have different views of Caesar. Julius Caesar Act 3 Scene 2 - Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears directory search Julius Caesar Please see the bottom of the page for full explanatory notes and helpful resources. Servant He and Lepidus are at Caesar's house. Fourth Citizen Now mark him, he begins again to speak.
The speech was a eulogy which focused on the eminence of Athens and its predecessors. Thanks to it, he arouses people's curiosity, without saying what the testament says : he makes a digression made of raw images, to make a strong impression. As you look around the room, you notice that everyone else is doing the same; some people are even cupping their hands around their ears in an effort to hear. Antony is sizing up his audience. I Speak Not To Disprove What These Teachers Say; But Here I Am To Speak What I Do Know. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, three times Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition? Or maybe his tenativeness is just another facade, like his emotional pause at the end of the first section of the oration. Both characters make very powerful speeches that will eventually determine who rules Rome.
The Athenians are extremely proud of their city and its traditions. The most famous quotation of the play, it is widely used in the English speaking world to signify the utmost unexpected betrayal by a person. Antony's performance on the bully pulpit should come as no surprise. He uses this strength to fully convince Brutus that many Romans will him to take action against Caesar in Act 1, Scene 2. Servant Sir, Octavius is already come to Rome.