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In Shakespeares Julius Caesar Decius Brutus andMark Antony both Roman Senators eulogize Julius Caesareach using a different technique and approach Brutus in asomewhat arrogant to the point eulogy attempts to swaythe people He justifies conspiring against Caesar by statingthat Caesars ambition would have hurt Rome However inAntonys eulogy he focuses on Caesars positive traits andcunningly disproves Brutus justification for killing CaesarThe fickle Romans waver between leaders respondingemotionally rather than intellectually to the orators Brutusseeks to explain why he conspired against Caesar Hebegins his speech with Romans countrymen appealingto their consciousness as citizens of Rome who he latersays will benefit as freeman with Caesars death This showsthat Brutus knows how to lure the crowd appealing to theirbetter judgement as Romans He declares that he is anhonorable man and tells them that he will let them judge thevalidity of his claims That is he will allow the truth to speakfor itself This encourages the crowd to believe him as anhonorable man He says that he wants them to know thefacts Censure me in your wisdom and awake your sensesthat you may the better judge Sharing information with thepeople is flattering and it almost guarantees acceptance Hegets their sympathy by saying that he loved Caesar daringthe people to find anyone who loved Caesar more Brutusdeclares that he never wronged Caesar that he cried forCaesars love was happy for his greatness honored him forhis courage but had to kill him because of Caesarsambition He says that the reason for killing Caesar was hisgreat love for Rome He justifies his actions by saying that heloved Caesar but Not that I loved Caesar less but that Iloved Rome more He then asks rhetorically if the peoplewould want to live their lives as slaves under Caesars rule orwould they prefer to live as freemen with Caesar dead Toanyone insulted by his speech he wonders if as Romanswho love their freedom they could be offended or rejectwhat he Brutus says He poses
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