Julius Caesars Funeral

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In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar the people of Rome are looking for the new leader someone to replace the popular figure of Caesar. The citizens of Rome find their guidance in the two fellow Romans Mark Antony and Brutus who use the repetition of meaningful words “honor” and “ambition” to Manipulate the Plebeians to siding with both of them.

To begin, I would like to identify the speakers in the occasion of Caesar’s funeral which are Marcus Brutus and Mark Antony who are speaking to the audience of Plebeians or the people of Rome. Both Brutus and Mark Antony have a different purpose over the subject of Caesar’s tragic death. Brutus is portrayed as the antagonist in the script and his purpose and main idea over his words at Caesar’s funeral are that Caesar dying is actually a positive event rather than a tragic event. After Caesar’s death Mark Antony begins to assume the role of a new protagonist and his purpose defends Caesar and is a counter claim to Brutus’ speech.

Brutus had his speech made up of much moral credibility or in the rhetorical triangle known as Ethos. Also he had some logical things to state about the death of Caesar as he was very repetitive because he really wanted to get his point across to the people but some part of his speech were an obvious lie. Brutus’ speech is summarized best by line 22 with his exact words “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” (Shakespeare 614) That is a good example of logos because he has some reason why he decided to take Action against Caesar. Brutus tells everyone he is a honorable man at least four times and pretty much tries to imply that he going to be the new Julius Caesar.

Mark Antony on the other had had a very ironic and emotional speech. His speech wasn’t what you would expect and he counter claimed Brutus as much as he could. For example Brutus stated that Caesar was very ambitious and always desired more and on line 78 Brutus states “The noble Brutus hath told

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