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Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeares greatest works It is about a group of conspirators who kill their king Julius Caesar in order to be free Antony who found no logic in the assassination felt that he should avenge Juliuss death He delivered a speech that convinced the Romans that the murder was unjust invoking their rebellion Brutus leader of the conspiracy gave a good address but the Romans didnt react to it as much as they did for Antonys A battle erupted and most of the conspirators committed suicide The styles of the two speeches were very different from each other Brutus was first to speak He approached the podium with his hands dripping in Caesars blood Brutus began by stating his case for killing Caesar The crowd was confused and curious as to the reason for his death Brutus justification was not based on a hatred of Caesar but because he loved Rome he would rather see Caesar dead than his own country Specifically he says Not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved Rome more Act III Scene ii 21-22 This quote proves and summarizes the point in Brutus speech To achieve his goals Brutus oratory techniques were simple logical and rational His speech was formal controlled and it seems that all of the sentences are perfectly balanced Although he did a very good job at explaining to the confused crowd that murdering Caesar was for the good of Rome he hadnt won them over completely Brutus explained yet again that he loved Caesar but that his assassination was for the good of Rome As Caesar loved me I weep for him Act III Scene ii 25-26 Brutus explained that he still cared for Caesar and he still also claimed that Caesar was not good a good leader for Rome because he was ambitious He mourns his death After he explained himself and his purpose the people were reluctant to
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