What do you feel is the most successful point made by Antony? Is this merely an oratorical trick? As we say, "Fortune smiles upon us. Line Analysis Readings Page Home In Mark Antony's funeral oration for Caesar, we have not only one of Shakespeare's most recognizable opening lines but one of his finest examples of rhetorical irony at work.
The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious: Do you see any reasons for having Brutus speak in prose? If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it. Quote the lines from each that you like best. And reasons for Caesar's death shall be publicly set forth.
Notice that Brutus speaks with studied plainness of manner, disdaining oratorical tricks and presenting his case with fewest possible words. He claims that if he were as eloquent as Brutus he could give a voice to each of Caesar's wounds: It's safe to say that Antony makes the most of his opportunity.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me: Brutus uses his speech to convince that he has acted for the common good of Rome, whereas Antony tries to make the people avenge the death of his beloved Caesar.
Contrast this arrangement of the words with "he hath left you them. Read the account of these speeches in Plutarchand then comment upon the changes and improvements made by Shakespeare in his play.
Personal support is enlisted from he crowd, emphasized with the cry from a member of the audience: Fourth Citizen They were traitors: That is, Brutus was one whom Caesar could trust as he would his guardian angel.
Metro Active, 19 May To be sure, Antony does not have it easy. He progressively hits upon the notes of ambition and honourable in a cadence that soon calls both terms into question.
On this side Tiber. This flattery results in the audience having confidence in him that helps him greatly later on in the speech. All The will, the will! The speech could serve as a thematic synopsis to Julius Caesar.
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. Do you remember "Three parts of him is ours"?The Life and Death of Julius Caesar Shakespeare homepage | Julius Caesar | Act 3, Scene 2 So let it be with Caesar.
The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious: leave of Brutus and the rest--For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men--Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and. Mark Antony's Funeral Speech by William Shakespeare. The purpose for Mark Antony to dedicate this speech at Julius Caesar's funeral was due to Mark and Julius were great friends.
William Shakespeare was born on April 24, and died in April 23, In William Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the wives of Caesar and Brutus in Act II, scenes i and ii, both had a different relationships with their husbands. Both couples loved each other, however, they reacted and influenced to each other differently.
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" is the first line of a speech by Mark Antony in the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Occurring in Act III, scene II, it is one of the most famous lines in all of Shakespeare's works.
Brutus's and Antony's Speeches in Julius Caesar William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is a tragic story of the dog and the manger.
After Caesar is killed Mark Antony. Act 3. Scene II. SCENE II. The Forum. Enter BRUTUS and CASSIUS, and a throng of Citizens Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
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