Scene ii the forum enter brutus and cassius, and a throng of citizens citizens we will be satisfied let us be satisfied brutus then follow me, and give me audience, friends. The speech could serve as a thematic synopsis to julius caesar perhaps more than any other of shakespeare's works, julius caesar is a play that hinges upon rhetoric—both as the art of persuasion and an artifice used to veil intent. As a compromise, brutus decides to give his speech first, and to allow antony to speak afterwards, provided that antony only says positive things about the conspirators antony agrees left alone with the body of caesar, antony says, o pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth / that i am meek and gentle with these butcher (31257-258. Brutus's and antony's speeches in julius caesar william shakespeare's julius caesar is a tragic story of the dog and the manger after caesar is killed mark antony, a good friend of caesar, plots to revenge his bloody death. Antony also echoes the opening line that brutus uses (romans, countrymen, and lovers), but conspicuously rearranges it where brutus begins with romans to reflect his appeal to their reason, antony begins with friends, which reflects the more emotional tact he will take throughout the rest of his speech.
Brutus justifies the assas sination of julius caesar by accu sing him of being over ambitious however, after this, he does a fo olish thing of giving antony the privilege of speaking at caesar's funeral. This sentence from brutus's speech is an example of antithesis because there is a contrast between loving caesar less and loving rome more 5 there is tears for his love joy for his fortune honour for his valour and death for his ambition. Marcus brutus, speech to the plebians from shakespeare's julius caesar, act iii, scene ii marc antony, speech to the plebians from shakespeare's julius aesar, act iii, scene ii video of the two speeches. Brutus politely dismisses himself and asks everyone to stay and listen to antony's speech the crowd is firmly behind brutus, and they shout out that caesar was a tyrant and brutus has done them all a favor.
The roman politician and general mark antony (83-30 bc) was an ally of julius caesar and the main rival of his successor octavian (later augustus) with those two men he was integral to rome. Shakespeare's julius caesar with annotations antony uses all the tricks of a mob leader. Then follow me and listen to my speech, friends cassius, go to the next street and divide the crowd let those who will hear me speak stay.
The persuasive techniques in brutus' speech in his speech at the funeral of caesar in act 3, sc 2, brutus gives the public his reason for killing caesar. Speech analysis of marc antony in julius caesar speeches of antony and brutus in julius caesar by william shakespeare compared speech which reflects his nature as a cunning, ambitious and intelligent character in the play. In the play 'julius caesar' the roman emperor has large ambitions as he wanted to be the ultimate ruler or king this is the point where twelve conspirators plot to put an end to these mighty ambitions however, in amongst these conspirators one of his closest friends, brutus.
From julius caesar written by shakespeare i had to remember the entire speech in my literature class, so i found it easier to unceasingly listen to this video. So begins the infamous speech antony gives at the pulpits, that ultimately sways the romans to go to war against the conspirators, mainly brutus and cassius in terms of the whole play, from a script analysis point of view, that's antony's significance. Antony's requests for safety and for an explanation for the murder are reasonable in the context of the situation, but brutus' consent to provide both ensures that, upon returning to the capitol, antony can concentrate on his ultimate objective of gaining a forum. Mark antony the character of mark antony from shakespeare's play julius caesar may be viewed as simply the confident and devoted supporter of julius caesaron the contrary, antony presents the qualities of a shrewd flatterer, a ruthless tyrant, as well as a loyal follower.
Brutus's speech rests on two points: that caesar was ambitious, and that he would have made slaves of all romans both ideas are assumptions, but brutus speaks of them as fact the cry of the last plebeian shows that some citizens would be happy to have a king. The basic difference between the funeral speeches of brutus and antony is that brutus, characteristically, appeals to reason and logic, while antony, characteristically, appeals to emotions. Marcus brutus' funeral speech in the tragedy of julius caesar, was very impacting on the people of rome he made his speech successfully persuasive by using tactful techniques to win the. Act iii: antony speech (pg 132-134, you can also look at other later parts of his speech) friends, romans, countrymen, lend me your ears i come to bury caesar, not to praise him.
Brutus and antony's speeches to the crowd after caesar's death essay sample julius caesar is a historical play by william shakespeare it is set in italy, during the roman era. Mark antony's speech from shakespeare's julius caesar has become justly famous as an example of skilled rhetoric people still say 'friends, romans, countrymen' to get each other's attention. Caesar and antony exit, with the latter calming caesar's fears the others remain onstage casca describes to cassius and brutus what all the shouting had been about, how caesar had to tried to build enthusiasm for his ascent to the throne by pretending disinterest. Caesar's body, and brutus departs after turning the pulpit over to antony repeatedly referring to brutus as an honorable man, antony's speech becomes increasingly sarcastic.