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Mark Antonys Funeral Speech In Shakespeares Julius Caesar Brutus leads a team of men to conspire and kill the ruler of Rome Julius Caesar Mark Antony a loyal friend to Caesar is given the opportunity to speak at Caesars funeral as long as he abides by Brutus rules of not blaming him and the other conspirators to speak only good of Caesar and to speak in the same pulpit where Brutus went with his speech Confronted by a crowd supporting the Conspirators goal Mark Antony uses such strategies as contrasting factual experiences with opinionated statements stressing keyword repetition and utilizing theatrical gestures to sway the crowd to revolt against the traitors Antony presents his views of Caesar as facts while he presents Brutus views of Caesar as mere opinion It is irrelevant if Antony speaks the truth or not all that matters is if the peasants believe that what they hear is the truth Antony speaks of his friend who was faithful and just to him It may or may not be true but possibly someone that was friendly should not have been assassinated in the crowds perspective Being faithful and just is as positive trait so the public must wonder why the conspirators were so against Caesar Another supposed truth Antony uses to glorify Caesars name is by the way he treated prisoners of war According to Antony he Caesar hath brought many captive home whose ransoms did the general coffers fill Caesar was not even selfish after all he gave the ransom money to the poor townspeople This is yet another positive characteristic of Caesar which the peasants believe to be the truth because of Antonys presentation In addition to giving money to the poor Caesar hath wept for the poor By way of Antonys words the peasants believe that not only did Caesar care about their financial situation but he also cared personally for them When his people cry
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