Brutus And Mark Antony's Speeches

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If you died, which of your friends do you believe would say kind things about you and which one's would dishonor and place shame upon you? Julius Caesar didn't know but his people would soon find out. After his four murderers successfully eliminated Julius Caesar, they needed to provide the people with a speech that would let them know their horrendous act was for the good of Rome. Two of those men stepped up to deliver those speeches, Brutus and Mark Antony. In the following paragraphs, I will explain individually how each of their speeches related to the conclusion of the play. In Brutus' speech, he calls to reason and logic. Brutus is a shy, lonely theorist, who's speech to the citizens reflects his distinctive moral qualities. As a trained…show more content…
He is distinguished as a man who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life. That includes drinking tons of wine but drinking liquor is incompatible with thinking. While Brutus enjoys thinking as a part of being a philosopher, Mark Antony is someone who escapes from reality and retreats into fantasy. Being guided by his feelings has been Mark Antony's strongest character trait and expects others to be guided by their emotions as well. This way, Mark Antony shows a much better comprehension of people than Brutus. Antony pleads to the citizens' feelings right from the start. He does this easily, because Julius Caesar was his friend, he really does have strong feelings about his death. Brutus adored Caesar, hated the conspirators, and wanted vengeance. He also wanted to save his own life and attain a position of power. Antony expressed emotionalism in his speech when he said: "You all did love him once, not without cause; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him? O judgement, thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason. Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause till it come back to me." Mark Antony not giving a traditional speech, breaks down and sobs. Soon he has this whole mob of rough, tough men crying

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