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When Brutus speaks to the Romans he has two purposes His first and more important purpose is to persuade the audience that Caesars murder was justified His second purpose is to introduce Mark Antony He accomplishes this second purpose better than the first He implies that he is a good guy for letting Caesars best friend speak but he is na when he decides not to stay to listen to Antony Brutus should get an F grade on his speech while Antony is rewarded with an A Brutuss speech is practically a failure Brutus makes his first mistake when he disperses half of his audience Those that will hear me speak let em stay here Those that will follow Cassius go with him Act III Scene 2 lines 5-6 Brutus does not have the authority of a powerful leader By showing that Cassius is equal in power and authority Brutus makes himself less important The most serious flaw in Brutuss speech is that he is not specific or detailed he is too ambiguous This is the essence of Brutuss argument You know that I am an honorable man What does he mean by honorable Is it honorable to assassinate a leader for the reasons Brutus offers I loved Caesar as much as you did but Caesar was a threat to Rome because he was ambitious Brutus is vague about Caesars crimes he never explains how Caesar was ambitious or why his ambition was harmful In fact the word ambitious is a poor choice because it often has favorable connotations as well as negative ones For example we admire someone for being ambitious and striving to achieve a high goal But Brutus assumes that ambition is all bad He fails to provide any convincing evidence to prove that Caesar deserved to die Brutus logic is faulty also As part of his justification of Caesars murder he says Had you rather Caesar were
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