Fourth Citizen Caesar's better parts Shall be crown'd in Brutus. And when you died, you would mention the handkerchief or the hair in your will, bequeathing it to your heirs like a rich legacy. Elect me as your leader, and there is no question that I will stay true to Rome and do everything in my own power to live up to my promise to lead as a representative of the people. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And, sure, he is an honourable man. Go on, And see whether Brutus be alive or dead; And bring us word unto Octavius' tent How every thing is chanced. Cassius, go you into the other street, And part the numbers. He brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms brought wealth to the city.
Antony, then, has to condemn those who killed Caesar without seeming to do so. But as he was ambitious, I slew him. 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. Through close examination of this text, the use of persuasion and manipulation in obtaining and maintaining power will be explored. When you do find him, or alive or dead, He will be found like Brutus, like himself. 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-- 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, Bequeathing it as a rich legacy Unto their issue.
Antony tries to establish a link, to appear trustworthy. He and Lepidus are at Caesar's house. Then he personifies the judgement and calls it with much emphasis. I shall remember: When Caesar says 'do this,' it is perform'd. Furthermore, Antony is familiar with the crowd, and he knows how to get into their heads.
Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us any thing. So let it be with Caesar. Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it; It is not meet you know how Caesar loved you. Yet, stay awhile; Thou shalt not back till I have borne this corse Into the market-place: there shall I try In my oration, how the people take The cruel issue of these bloody men; According to the which, thou shalt discourse To young Octavius of the state of things. Indeed, Antony combines rational and emotional speech, diction and action. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And, sure, he is an honourable man. His suggestive speech allows him to keep his life while still getting his message to his audience.
As he was fortunate, I rejoice at it. His elegiac tone aims to touch his audience. In fact, this speech is very beautiful and substantial from a stylistic point of view, but it also reveals an impressive political strategy and a remarkable talent for communication, which were veracious according to history. 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. In Julius Caesar, both Julius Caesar and Brutus can be seen as tragic heroes. And now, Octavius, Listen great things:—Brutus and Cassius Are levying powers: we must straight make head: Therefore let our alliance be combined, Our best friends made, our means stretch'd And let us presently go sit in council, How covert matters may be best disclosed, And open perils surest answered. Will you be prick'd in number of our friends; Or shall we on, and not depend on you? In the play Julius Caesar there are two main characters, Brutus and Mark Anthony.
It is safe to say that Antony makes the most of his opportunity. 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. Being the last to speak, the crowd listen to him Mark Anthony is a very honourable soldier who is loyal to anyone in power. It is pretty amazing that one person could conquer so much in a single lifetime. Next, Antony would also use logos in his speech to grant facts and reasoning. I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts.
This would make the crowd like Brutus more, and would be the first part of swaying them onto his side. Then what reason holds you back from mourning him now? Brutus agrees to allow Mark Antony speak. While Antony and Brutus are both friends of Caesar, other character traits including courage, loyalty, and sincerity set them apart from each other. Some would go as far as to say that all human behaviour is propelled by the want of power. The speech could serve as a thematic synopsis to Julius Caesar. If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answered it.
At the beginning of the play Antony is harmless and extremely loyal to Julius Caesar. Fourth Citizen 'Twere best he speak no harm of Brutus here. You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition? 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. Antony, that revels long o' nights, Is notwithstanding up. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? It is their hope that this will lend their cause more popular support, since Antony was Caesar's friend. After repetition, the word honorable loses it's significance and become more of a joke.
Third Citizen Let him be Caesar. With the use of those three things, Antony got the crowd on his side and against the conspirators. Antony, The posture of your blows are yet unknown; But for your words, they rob the Hybla bees, And leave them honeyless. Brutus ignorantly explains to the citizens that is necessary to kill their current leader so that Rome could remain free, with no king. In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, a group of men conspire to assassinate Julius Caesar.