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In Shakespeares Julius Caesar Decius Brutus and Mark Antony both Roman Senators eulogize Julius Caesar each using a different technique and approach Brutus in a somewhat arrogant to the point eulogy attempts to sway the people He justifies conspiring against Caesar by stating that Caesars ambition would have hurt Rome However in Antonys eulogy he focuses on Caesars positive traits and cunningly disproves Brutus justification for killing Caesar The fickle Romans waver between leaders responding emotionally rather than intellectually to the orators Brutus seeks to explain why he conspired against Caesar He begins his speech with Romans countrymen appealing to their consciousness as citizens of Rome who he later says will benefit as freeman with Caesars death This shows that Brutus knows how to lure the crowd appealing to their better judgement as Romans He declares that he is an honorable man and tells them that he will let them judge the validity of his claims That is he will allow the truth to speak for itself This encourages the crowd to believe him as an honorable man He says that he wants them to know the facts Censure me in your wisdom and awake your senses that you may the better judge Sharing information with the people is flattering and it almost guarantees acceptance He gets their sympathy by saying that he loved Caesar daring the people to find anyone who loved Caesar more Brutus declares that he never wronged Caesar that he cried for Caesars love was happy for his greatness honored him for his courage but had to kill him because of Caesars ambition He says that the reason for killing Caesar was his great love for Rome He justifies his actions by saying that he loved Caesar but Not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved Rome more He then asks rhetorically if the people would want to live their lives as slaves under Caesars rule or would
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