Brutus And Marc Antony Speech Analysis

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Marcus Brutus and Marc Anthony both gave superb speeches describing how they feel about Caesar’s death. Both gave good points, were persuasive, specific, and changed the plebeians mind set. First, I will explain Brutus’ speech in simple words. Next, also explain Antony’s in simple words. Then, Compare and contrast these two detailed and complex speeches. Lastly, explain why Brutus was a tragic hero. “Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honor: and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe..” ( Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 14-17). Brutus starts out his speech by getting the plebeians attention and then explains why he killed Julius Caesar and asks the plebeians to respect …show more content…
Brutus is asking for the plebeians fed back because he wants to know what they are thinking and if he has provided enough information on why he killed Caesar so that they will agree with him. This is a short and simple summarization of Brutus’ speech, he then introduces Marc Anthony to speak at Caesar’s funeral. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” (Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 80-81). Marc Antony is starting his speech out by saying that he doesn 't want to just talk about Caesar the whole time put to just put him to rest in his coffin. “… Brutus is an honorable man…” ( Act 3, Scene 2, Line 89). Throughout Anthony’s speech he will mention that Brutus is an honorable man because before he got permission to speak at Caesar’s funeral the conspirators told him that he to speak highly of them and not faulty. “… Brutus says he was ambitious and he is am honorable man. “He brought many captives home to Rome, whose reason paid the public fund; does this make Caesar seem ambitious?” (Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 93-97). Antony gives facts about Caesar to the plebeians to explain that Caesar isn 't ambitious and wasn 't a tyrant. “Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin …show more content…
He truly believed that Caesar would have become a tyrant, because of that Brutus put his country before his friends and even his family to join the conspiracy to kill Caesar. Even though Caesar was his friend, Brutus ' loyalty as a Roman citizen came first. Brutus ' tragic flaw is that he is not a very good judge of character, and he trusts Cassius too much. He also underestimates Marc Antony and allows him to speak to the crowd after Caesar 's death. Although Antony does as promised in that he does not say anything against the conspirators, his use of verbal irony and dramatic actions turns the crowd into an angry mob. When Brutus finally realizes his role in the destruction of Rome was worse than he believed Caesar would have done, Brutus commits

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