Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 72-76 Note how quickly Antony assures the crowd he's on their side—he's not here to praise Caesar—but then goes on to indicate that he's deliberately ignoring the good things Caesar did in his lifetime. Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And, sure, he is an honourable man. Room for Antony, most noble Antony. Third Citizen Pluck down benches. First Citizen Stand from the hearse, stand from the body.
And thither will I straight to visit him: He comes upon a wish. Indeed, Antony combines rational and emotional speech, diction and action. But Antony has two advantages over Brutus: his subterfuge and his chance to have the last word. These many, then, shall die; their names are prick'd. This is the logical thread of the text. Third Citizen You shall have leave. You all did love him once, not without cause: What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him? Servant Sir, Octavius is already come to Rome.
I do entreat you, not a man depart, 60 Save I alone, till Antony have spoke. Each man gained unfathomable power over the greatest nation of the world for its time. This sight seemed so pitiful to the people that they could bear it no longer. Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept : weep, wept,wept: cry Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: more austere Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. Second Citizen Give him a statue with his ancestors. Antony and Brutus are both admirably courageous.
Can you follow his plan? Both speeches were very effective in getting the point across by using all three forms of persuasive appeals: Ethos, Pathos and Logos. Here wast thou bay'd, brave hart; Here didst thou fall; and here thy hunters stand, Sign'd in thy spoil, and crimson'd in thy lethe. 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. We'll hear him, we'll follow him, we'll die with him. I pause for a reply.
He controls the repetition and thus leads the crowd to his idea : the conspirators are traitors and tyrants. Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us any thing. Yet hear me, countrymen; yet hear me speak. 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. It was a speech delivered by that of a soldier: blunt and honest. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition? Brutus was one of the murderers of Caesar. This is Shakespeare helping to foreshadow the retaliation.
What are the most striking qualities of Brutus' speech? I do entreat you, not a man depart, Save I alone, till Antony have spoke. If any, speak; for him have I offended. Excellent speech one could give at that time. Antony reminds the crowd that they appreciated Caesar and implies that they would naturally mourn for him, he tugs at the heartstrings. However, Brutus overestimates the intelligence of the plebeian mob. The play covers events surrounding and including the death of Julius Caesar.
Second Citizen They were villains, murderers: the will! Or was he simply a fortunate man who appeared in the right place at the right time, being only the pawn of a greater scheme. I heard him say, Brutus and Cassius Are rid like madmen through the gates of Rome. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition? He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him. To overshoot is to shoot beyond, or over, the mark. They are both opposites to each other. The crowd now knows his views and agrees, but he has to ally himself with them definitely.
Both characters begin their speeches with a list of three. . He and Lepidus are at Caesar's house. Directly after Caesar's assassination, the effects this event will have are still unclear. Upon the right hand I; keep thou the left. Julius Caesar Act 3 Scene 2 - Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears directory search Julius Caesar Please see the bottom of the page for full explanatory notes and helpful resources.
Mark Antony is his trusted friend and supporter. Now he raised their pity he uses the ultimate trick : the testament. Brutus uses the imperative in his speech. People still say 'Friends, Romans, countrymen…! He committed a crime to prevent, as he thought, a greater crime, and by so doing he brought upon himself and his country greater evils than those he had sought to avert. Of course, Marc Antony wants to be remembered when he says those words, as he is essentially throwing down the gauntlet against those who assassinated Julius Caesar. At the conclusion of the scene, the crowd rushes off, rioting. This is a slight unmeritable man, Meet to be sent on errands: is it fit, The three-fold world divided, he should stand One of the three to share it? His biggest error is that the crowd cannot follow his logic they need emotive reasons.
Second Citizen Room for Antony, most noble Antony. Second Citizen I will hear Cassius; and compare their reasons, When severally we hear them rendered. 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. Then he personifies the judgement and calls it with much emphasis. Antony starts with 'You gentle Romans-- ' Act 3, Scene 2, Line 71 and can't even make himself heard over the crowd. By combining a subtle use of questions and interjections to keep audience engaged, a variety of rhetorical devices devices that dignify Caesar and himself, and an effective use of all three modes of persuasion, Antony is able to convert the On the Ides of March in 44 B. In the speech that follows, Antony merely sets the table for dissent.