In the play, Julius Ceasar by William Shakespeare, at Julius Caesar’s funeral Brutus and Antony both gave speeches in the square. They both used spoke to the people in the square but antony’s speech was more different than Brutus. They both talked to the people differently, had different purposes, and both affected people in different ways. The people also acted differently to these different types of speeches. First Brutus spoke to the people at the funeral.
Brutus stood in the square and spoke about Julius’ funeral first. He spoke in prose form like as if he were better than the people and he was higher than them. Brutus also wanted to effect the minds of the people and spoke more intellectually to the people. To try and persuade the people Brutus used his words figuring whatever he says the people will follow. Brutus also figured Antony would only speak good of the conspirators. Next Antony got to speak on Caesar's part.
Antony spoke at Caesar's funeral after Brutus and was able to swing the crowd in his favor. Antony spoke in verse form as if he was one of the people in the crowd to show them he was just like them. Antony also instead of affecting people's minds he wanted to make them feel emotions and get them angry/sad. Antony used props to persuade the people like he used Caesar’s dead body and personalized every stab wound with all the conspirators. Antony also had a copy of Caesar’s “will” and said he would not read it to the people even if they persuaded him to. In the end Antony made it so that the crowd sided with him and they would cause a massive riot.
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