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An Analysis of Antony and Brutus Persuading the People of Rome to Support them with Their Speeches in the Play "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare
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Willaim Shakespeare the playwright often took many facts from history to develop nearly all of his well-known works Taking details from the life of the assassinated leader of Rome Julius Caesar he wrote one of his most famous plays Julius Caesar is the play of conspirators who betray their leader by murdering him resulting in a civil war Caesars friend Antony and the one that betrayed him Brutus fight for power for themselves after Caesars death by making political speeches to manipulate the masses to gain the peoples support Although the famous speeches delivered by Antony and Brutus in Act III have the same main elements they vary drastically from each other to help change and shape the play Julius Caesar Antony and Brutus used a specific style to relate to the crowd and through using style they try to persuade the people of Rome to believe and support them Brutus put his emotion into his speech to sway the crowd while Antony uses logic to convince the people of his point Brutus wants to appeal to the crowds emotion while talking to them He wants them to feel compassion towards the choice he made to kill Caesar By proclaiming to the public and audience Not that I love Caesar less but that I lovedRome more IIIii23-24 Brutus proves that he wants the public to believe that he had made his decision out of love and concern for them He wanted the people to believe that he made a conscious decision to help them get out of being ruled by an ambitious man Caesar and that his actions were a great assistance to them Antony used logic to prove Brutus wrong and to show that Caesar was not ambitious He wanted to give the people facts and even proof through Caesars will so that they could decide weather or not his death was justifiable Antony announcing I must not read itIt is
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