If any, speak, for him have I offended. I pause for a reply. Shakespeare is speaking to an English audience and thinks of English manners and customs, as when he speaks of the coffin in 106 below. The most serious flaw in Brutus's speech is that he is not specific or detailed; he is too ambiguous. She taught in various schools before moving to Esher Sixth Form College, where she spent eight years as Head of English.
By showing that Cassius is equal in power and authority, Brutus makes himself less important. Then make a ring about the corpse of Caesar, And let me show you him that made the will. However, he manages to keep his cool, until he is allowed to speak… 1328 Words 6 Pages 2015 Mark Antony In his play, Julius Caesar, Shakespeare uses Mark Antony to develop the theme that one can be driven by his lust for power to deceive those around him. These two characters can be shown to practice the philosophies of Stoicism and Epicureanism to an extent, and it can be shown that in the end their beliefs in these philosophies fail and result in their suicides. With this I depart,--that, as I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself, when it shall please my country to need my death. If any, speak, for him have I offended. And why; For doing what Brutus was honored for.
The effectiveness and ineffectiveness of both Antony's and Brutus's speech to the people are conveyed through tone and rhetorical devices. After Caesar is killed Mark Antony, a good friend of Caesar, plots to revenge his bloody death. That day he overcame the Nervii. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. They are trying to scare the conspirators out of town but mean no actual physical harm to them. We'll burn his body in the holy place, 255 And with the brands fire the traitors' houses. I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts: 1760 I am no orator, as Brutus is; But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man, That love my friend; and that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him: For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, 1765 Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech, To stir men's blood: I only speak right on; I tell you that which you yourselves do know; Show you sweet Caesar's wounds, poor poor dumb mouths, And bid them speak for me: but were I Brutus, 1770 And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony Would ruffle up your spirits and put a tongue In every wound of Caesar that should move The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.
Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us any thing. Fourth Citizen We'll hear the will: read it, Mark Antony. Brutus as a naive thinker is most clearly revealed in the scene in the Forum. I do fear the people do choose Caesar for their king. When Caesar defeated Pompey at the battle of Pharsalus in 48, Brutus was captured. How would you read these words throughout the speech? Methinks there is much reason in his sayings. Next I am going to talk about the structure and preparation of each of my speeches.
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. If 1565 any, speak; for him have I offended. He started with what seemed to be agreeing with Brutus but turned into a speech against the conpirators. Brutus' concentration on honorable and noble behavior also leads him into assuming a naive view of the world. They that have done this deed are honourable: 210 What private griefs they have, alas, I know not, That made them do it: they are wise and honourable, And will, no doubt, with reasons answer you. He was my friend, faithful and just to me: 85 But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man.
He explains that Caesar is only in power because the citizens are so easily swayed and are easy prey, like sheep. Antony, Brutus and their respective allies must resort to warfare, not words, to resolve their differences. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man. On the other hand, Mark Antony fully employs the use of pathos to affect his audience's emotions. Mark Antony repeats that line to support Octavius as the rightful heir to Caesar's position. Second Citizen Room for Antony, most noble Antony.
He has been thinking about the problem that Caesar represents to Roman liberty for an unspecified time when the play opens. Notice the form of Antony's oration, beginning with line 73. He presents a vivid depiction of how he once rescued Caesar when they were swimming in the River Tiber, and emphasises Caesar as the weaker man by comparison with an event from Roman history: I, as Aeneas, our great ancestor, Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber Did I the tired Caesar. The evil that men do lives after them; 75 The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar. They were villains, murderers: the will! This causes conflict to arise between potential leaders and those already in power.
But wherefore do you hold me here so long? He gives Caesar the final stab which kills him. Do grace to: honor, pay respect to. Fourth Plebeian: Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses! Be patient till the last. Servant Sir, Octavius is already come to Rome. Did Antony, in your judgment, foresee his influence upon the mob? Read the excerpt below from act 3. In Act 3, Scene 2 of this play Brutus and Antony both try to sway the minds of the Romans toward their views.
But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar; I found it in his closet, 'tis his will: Let but the commons hear this testament-- 130 Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read-- And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds And dip their napkins in his sacred blood, Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, 135 Bequeathing it as a rich legacy Unto their issue. Brutus was , and his ashes were sent to his mother,. Kind souls, what, weep you when you but behold Our Caesar's vesture wounded? The two sides met in two engagements known as the. Mark Antony loved Julius Caesar, yet when he passed away Mark Antony swears vengeance, and ultimately is corrupted by the power of running a country. Is this merely an oratorical trick? We will be satisfied; let us be satisfied.