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Can you be so persuasive you can make others question others honour?That’s exactly what antony and brutus set out to prove after the assassination of julius caesar in The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Antony used the literacy techniques to better persuade the people of rome of caesar’s wrongful death because of disrupting brutus’s ethos and questioning the conspirators cause for the assassination of caesar.Antony and brutus are both excellent word smiths and have similar styles in speeches and writings.Both men ¬†use the word honour in there speech.The first speech at the funeral Brutus said”Be patient till the last/.Romans,countrymen,and lovers!hear me for my/ cause,and be silent,that you may hear:believe me/ for mine honour,and have respect to mine honour,that/ you may believe:censure me in your wisdom and/ awake your senses,that you may the better judge./”(JC.3.2.1-6)After brutus’s speech anthy takes the podium and said”He was my friend faithful and just to me:/but brutus says he was ambitious;/and brutus is a honourable man./He hath brought many captives home to rome/ whose ransoms did general coffers fill:/Did this in caesar seem ambitious?/”(JC.3.2.13-18) To the romans honour is held very high and close to their hearts.Romans are always trying to always try to appeal to their honour like how in more modern time we give people our word. The same principle applies.Both men uses the aid of rhetorical questioning in their speeches as well.In brutus’s speech he states”who is here so base that be a/ bondman? If any ,speak;for him have i offended./who is her so rude that would not be a roman?/If any ,speak;for him i offend./Who is here so vile that will not love his country?If any,speak;for him i have offended.I pause for a reply.”(JC.3.2.20-25)Anthony on the other hand also uses this type of questioning in his speech,”He was my friend, faithful and just to me:/But Brutus says he was ambitious;/And Brutus is an honourable man./He hath brought many captives home to Rome/Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:/Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?/When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:/Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:/Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;/And Brutus is an honourable man./”(JC.3.2.13-22)Both antony and brutus can persuade and do it in similar ways.the questions these men asked weren’t for an answer but to get the audience to feel engaged with the conversation.Antony and brutus have the similarities but,also have many differences.Both men used honor in their speeches but they used it differently.brutus stated “Be patient till the last/.Romans,countrymen,and lovers!hear me for my/ cause,and be silent,that you may hear:believe me/ for mine honour,and have respect to mine honour,that/ you may believe:censure me in your wisdom and/ awake your senses,that you may the better judge./”(JC.3.2.1-6) which was used to gain ethos or his credibility by his audience.Anthony’s speech however had a different purpose.”He was my friend faithful and just to me:/but brutus says he was ambitious;/and brutus is a honourable man./He hath brought many captives home to rome/ whose ransoms did general coffers fill:/Did this in caesar seem ambitious?/”(JC.3.2.13-18) anthony’s was used to make mockery of brutus and take away his ethos from the audience.Another difference these men have is the way they approached the people of rome brutus’s speech started like so,”Be patient till the last/.Romans , countrymen , and lovers!hear me for my/ cause,and be silent,that you may hear:believe me/ for mine honour,and have respect to mine honour,that/ you may believe:censure me in your wisdom and/ awake your senses,that you may the better judge./”(JC.3.2.1-6) and anthony’s like so,”He was my friend faithful and just to me:/but brutus says he was ambitious;/and brutus is a honourable man./He hath brought many captives home to rome/ whose ransoms did general coffers fill:/Did this in caesar seem ambitious?/”(JC.3.2.13-18),anthony has a less aggressive approach to the people of rome making him come down to the common man’s level and make the people feel more obligated to listen to him.Anthony had the better and more persuasive speech over brutus because he disrupted the credibility of brutus and he question the cause for caesar’s death.Anthony kept restarting the phrases “and brutus is an honorable man” by using buses honour against him brutus had no way of making the romans come back to seeing his side of the story other than the reason for caesar’s death.Being that anthony also question the cause for caesar’s death,You all did see that on the Lupercal/I thrice presented him a kingly crown,/Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?/Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;/And, sure, he is an honourable man./I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,/But here I am to speak what I do know./ (JC.3.2.23-29)by taking the last thing holding the romans to brutus’s side and questioning it causes all the romans to to the same and win them over to seeing the assassination as a wrongful act. In conclusion,Anthony had the better and more persuasive speech at caesar’s funerial.By destroying brutus’s credibility and questioning the case for the assassination mad brutus’s speech seemingly weaker.Antony and brutus had some similarities and some differences but in the end anthony’s was overall stronger.

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