Tung: Roman Empire and Mark Antony Essay

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Tom Nghiem Period 2
1. Difference between brutus and Anthony funeral speech?
2. Marcus Brutus makes his speech very formally to reason the mob for killing Caesar. He tells them that Caesar too ambitious and would eventually become a much powerful ruler and would make the Romans his slave. Brutus appeals to the people's minds and leaves an impression that Caesar would have become a tyrant. What Brutus terms as his reason is a hypothetical situation and is not reason enough for killing Caesar. He does not provide any evidence to his statement that Caesar was ambitious. Where as Mark Antony uses flawless logic and genuine emotional appeal in his masterful oratory. first of all, Antony enters dramatically to the pulpit with Caesar's body to win the sympathy of the mob. He began his speech by addressing the mob as "friends". Antony really wants to avenge Caesar and tries to convince the crowd into believing the truth that they killed Caesar out of envy. Antony appeals to people's heart.
Hence, he is successful making the mob rise against the conspirators in 'mutiny' and 'rage'. Also, Antony provides evidences of Caesar's humanity and attachment to people by showing them that Caesar had made the people his inheritors of his wealth, gardens. Also Antony tells the crowd that Caesar had always sympathized with them.

This has a greater effect on the people and Antony's periodical emotional outburst only contributes to Antony's impulsive and improvisatory nature serves him perfectly. Antony is gifted with the power of oratory that helped him to stir the common man. Antony proves himself everywhere Brutus was weak. With caution and gradual persuation, he proves that he is a consummate politician using gestures and