Persuasive Essay On Julius Caesar

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Natalie Anne Vargas Vargas 1 Mr. Lyman English II 20 November 2013 The Plan In Shakespeare's, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony's persistence, anger towards the conspirators, and powerful words was why the crowd changed its mind so quickly. His persistence started as he imposed himself to Brutus to let him speak in the funeral. Antony finally accepted with the condition that he would speak at the pulpit after Brutus' speech. He also agreed that he should not speak bad of the conspirators. Antony agreed to these terms and patiently waited his turn to speak after Brutus. The speeches given by both Brutus and Mark Antony in William Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar are very persuasive to the audience. Mark Antony delivers a strong funeral oration in Caesar's honor. Antony was a trusted friend of Caesar and he manipulated the conspirators in thinking that he was fine with their deed. Antony uses a kind of mode of persuasion in order to convince the audience that Caesar is worthy kind of man. Antony then must use pathos in order to call the emotion of the audience. He must have to understand the nature of the audience to successfully induce his audience that Caesar really was not an ambitious man. After Brutus's speech ended it was Antony’s turn but Brutus made a big mistake by leaving as Antony started his speech. Antony starts his speech by saying, "friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him" (3. 2. 70). He immediately starts using rhetoric and calculated dramatic words to incite the crowd into a frenzy. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ulsion and hate. Antony's dramatic speech won the crowd over and resulted in a downfall. In conclusion, Antony is a far more condescending speaker compared to Brutus in William Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Antony was able to persuade the audience into feeling sorrow toward Caesar and anger toward Brutus. Antony's speech carries the pieces of emotion and intellect making it an overall more powerful speech than Brutus. All Antony ever wished for and wanted was to win over the crowd. On the other hand, Brutus does not try to persuade the crowd but only wished to express his reasoning and instead, he actually announces he will kill himself if they wish to. Brutus made a big mistake by letting Antony speak at Caesar's funeral. Finally, Antony shows his superiority by clearly making Brutus look like a trader, a back stabber and a bad friend.

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