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In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Marc Antony gives a speech to the people of Rome To do this he must have an audience a purpose and he must use persuasive techniques If Antony didnt have an audience what would be the use of his speech Without a purpose his speech would also be useless If Antony didnt use persuasive techniques the audience would soon become bored and he wouldnt accomplish his purpose All of these three things are essential for his speech Antonys audience is comprised of Friends Romans and countrymen When Antony says Friends Romans countrymen lend me your ears in Act III Scene 2 Line 75 he clearly states whom he is talking to The audience is a very important part of his speech Without it he wouldnt be talking to anyone but himself Another thing Antony needs for his speech is a purpose He doesnt give a speech for the heck of it He gives a speech for a purpose One of the reasons Antony gives a speech is that he wants to revenge Caesars death To accomplish this he must get the people to mutiny which is another purpose Antony was a loyal friend to Caesar and he wants to kill the people that murdered his beloved friend and ruler Another thing that is essential to Antonys speech is the use of persuasive techniques This is an essential part of Antonys speech because he is trying to persuade them to help him If Antony cannot persuade the people to help him then his speech is useless Antonys use of persuasive techniques helps him persuade the people One persuasive technique Antony uses is expert testimony He does this by reading Caesars will Another persuasive technique Antony uses is his use of loaded words This helps the people become energetic about helping him Antonys use of persuasive techniques greatly improves his speech After Antony gave his speech his purpose was accomplished
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