Mark Antony used better techniques of speech than Brutus and he prevailed in the end. When the roman empire was the most powerful in the world and a man named Julius Caesar was the roman statesman and general who ruled it. Brutus friend of Caesar, loves Caesar greatly but does not think he possess leadership skills. Mark W. Detroit: Gale Research, Literature Resource Center.
Julius Caesar. Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Remember: This is just a sample from a fellow student. Your time is important. He ends his speech with a verbal attack on any who disagree with him, essentially calling them cowards.
This silences dissension temporarily but when the other side is presented it does not help his cause. Brutus's argument fails because he is much less a man of the people than he would like to think. Brutus is clearly overmatched at Caesar's funeral, both by Antony's duplicity and oration. Brutus gives a reasoned prose speech that convinces the crowd Caesar had to die. Then, for reasons that remain questionable even taking naivet into account, Brutus not only yields to Antony but leaves the Forum altogether.
Antony will expend lines of blank verse before he's done, using rhetoric and calculated histrionics to incite the crowd into mob frenzy. All quite masterful for a man who denies any ability to "stir men's blood," as he puts it. However, Antony's speech beat Brutus's speech and won over the people's allegiance.
Antony used verbal irony by calling Brutus an honorable man in a sarcastic tone. He appealed to the emotions of the poor and used connotation with the word "ambitious.
Mark Antony's argument is a great piece of rhetoric. He successfully accomplishes his object of convincing the plebeians that Brutus is a traitor. He has mastered the use of emotion, subtlety and logicly. He uses emotional phrases such as, "My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar" and "Oh judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts". Which give him a connection with the emotion the crowd is feeling at the death of Caesar.
Antony was devoted and preferred to be dependent upon Julius Caesar since he rather have enjoyed life than to claim the highest position in the government. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, there are two of the most famous, and repeated eulogies ever spoken. These eulogies are very powerful and speak to everyone. They are both written very eloquently, but very different at the same time.
One is written as a sadness for Caesar, while the other is written as a man who wants to make others feel guilty for his doing. He gives the most powerful and emotional speech ever conjured up by a human mind.
When the roman empire was the most powerful in the world and a man named Julius Caesar was the roman statesman and general who ruled it. Antony used verbal irony by calling Brutus an honorable man in a sarcastic tone. William Shakespeare wrote the play 'Julius Caesar' because 'Plutarchs Lives', William Shakespeare's source of history, allowed him to use his imagination and create a sell out play While Brutus explains that his death was necessary, Antony claims that Caesar was not deserving of his demise.
He uses emotional phrases such as, "My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar" and "Oh judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts".