Brutus & Mark Antony Essay

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Living in Rome is not as easy as you may think, especially when you are one of the close friends of Julius Caesar. The two friends of Caesar that are having the biggest impact are Brutus and Antony. Brutus and Antony are two men living in Rome having to deal with the dictatorship that is ruled by Caesar. Although they are both Caesar friends, they do have some similarities, but they also have differences as well. You could see the true difference between Brutus and Mark Antony in their eulogy speech for Caesar. They both speak a eulogy at Caesar’s funeral. . Brutus, in a somewhat arrogant to where he attempts to sway the people. He justifies conspiring against Caesar by stating that Caesar's ambition would have hurt Rome. . Brutus declares that he never wronged Caesar, which he cried for Caesar's love, was happy for his greatness, honored him for his courage, but had to kill him because of Caesar's ambition. He justifies his actions by saying that he loved Caesar but, "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more." However, in Antony's eulogy, he focuses on Caesar's positive traits, and cunningly disproves Brutus' justification for killing Caesar. Antony is using a dramatic effect on the people, first by entering on the stage with the body of Caesar, and at the end stating that his heart is still with the body of Caesar, ending his speech weeping. Antony uses sarcasm in his speech when he says, “I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong, who you all know, are honorable men.” This shows that Antony targeting Brutus and Cassius by saying that they are truly not honorable by stabbing their ruler. In justifying Caesar and disproving Brutus, the people see Antony as a potential successor to Caesar. Brutus and Mark Antony may have two different mind sets but they share the similarities of both being a citizens in Rome and both being Roman Senators. They also share their friendship with Caesar. You can tell that they both were good friends, but in the...
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