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The play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare or as I prefer to believe Edward de Vere introduces many readers to a world where speeches are made on many occasions In this world of rhetoric persuasive oratory speeches help people persuade crowds However a crowd is not always persuaded by speeches If a speech is poorly developed with no supporting evidence a crowd may not agree with an orator They may instead support the ideas of another orator In the play Julius Caesar two prominent figures Decius Brutus and Mark Antony try to persuade a crowd of Plebeians Both men use appealing tactics to sway the crowd Brutus appeals to the crowds love for Rome patriotism while Antony appealed to their emotion and logic Brutus speech is defensive and poorly structured He begins his speech by addressing the crowd as Romans countrymen Julius Caesar 32 13 making it known that he is talking to the crowd as Roman citizens One of the first mistakes Brutus makes is he bases his whole speech on his honor He tells the crowd to believe and agree with everything he says because he is an honorable man This is not a strong line of defense or persuasion because it is hard to believe the things someone says especially if they do not offer you supportive evidence Rather than giving evidence Brutus gives an arrogant request Believe me for mine honor and have respect to mine honor that you may believe Julius Caesar 32 14-16 This is interesting because Brutus does not back up his statement that he is honorable with evidence Already Brutus is overestimating the trust of the crowd Brutus attempts to cover up his lack of evidence by flattering the crowd by telling them that he will let them be the judge of his actions This is a big honor because in Rome at the time Plebeians receive horrible degrading treatment Censure me in your wisdom and
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