Instead, he claims that everything that Caesar did was to better the life of his people. Kennedy on April 4th, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana still persists strong in the sight of his burial in Arlington Cemetery and in the minds and hearts of the individuals who got to witness this live. They succeed in doing so, and Caesar's best friend Antony is infuriated. In Shakespeare's play, Mark Antony is portrayed as a handsome athlete, a runner, and perhaps a playboy as well. As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And, sure, he is an honorable man.
They that have done this deed are honourable: 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. New York: Pearson Longmann, 2004. The fickle Romans waver between leaders, responding emotionally, rather than intellectually, to the orators. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles, California during the campaign for the presidential election of 1968. 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.
Antony himself committed suicide after losing the ; he might have won the battle but for an unwillingness, on the part of his soldiers, to fight fellow Romans. They are both written very eloquently, but very different at the same time. He is already a man distrusted by the conspirators for his friendship with Caesar. My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause until it returns to me. Mark Antony shrewdly pretends to go along with the conspirators, asking to speak at Caesar's funeral.
To be sure, Antony does not have it easy. Those that will hear me speak, let 'em stay here; Those that will follow Cassius, go with him; And public reasons shall be rendered Of Caesar's death. I fear there will a worse come in his place. Shakespeare shows us the personalities of the two orators and gives one an advantage over the other. Second Citizen If thou consider rightly of the matter, Caesar has had great wrong.
He gets their sympathy by saying that he loved Caesar, daring the people to find anyone who loved Caesar more. From the start the first three words fit into the rule of three a technique not fully identified for a few hundred years. Second Citizen Go fetch fire. Over time one can change due to a loss or gain of power, sometimes for the better or worse. In this essay I will be comparing to two, noting the key speech writing elements, and finally concluding which I think is most effective.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest,-- For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honorable men,-- Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral. As he speaks, the crowd is swayed against the conspirators. Then I, and you, and all of us fell down, Whilst bloody treason flourish'd over us. Third Citizen O woful day! They were led to believe that Caesar was a tyrant and so when Marc Antony ascended to speak they were already hostile to his argument. He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? This was perhaps my first experience of a the power of a good speech — the ability of a speaker to convince an audience of their point of view.
Julius Caesar is soon to be crown king of Rome after defeating military commander, Pompey. Then, for reasons that remain questionable even taking naiveté into account, Brutus not only yields to Antony but leaves the Forum altogether. He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. O masters, if I were disposed to stir Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage, I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong, Who, you all know, are honourable men: I will not do them wrong; I rather choose To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you, Than I will wrong such honourable men. You are not wood, you are not stones, but men; And, being men, bearing the will of Caesar, It will inflame you, it will make you mad: 'Tis good you know not that you are his heirs; For, if you should, O, what would come of it! As Antony implies, an ambitious man would most certainly take the opportunity to become king at the first offering.
Through his conflicting motivations and interactions, Antony shows his true colors as a man that will stop at nothing to have power, even living a lie to become close with those in high places. To anyone insulted by his speech he wonders if, as Romans who love their freedom, they could be offended or reject what he, Brutus, says. Marc Antony was given permission to speak at the funeral of Caesar, under the condition that he would not undermine the conspirators. Then what reason holds you back from mourning him now? His parents were Marcus Antonius Creticus and Julia Antonia a distant cousin of Julius Caesar. He also denies that Caesar wanted to be made king. Antony is a very good friend of Caesar and was not convinced by the reason Brutus gave for killing Caesar. Antony tried to warn him but failed.