Clarissa's Essay

353 WordsMar 21, 20152 Pages
After the death of Julius Caesar, both Brutus and Mark Antony spoke to the public. During the funeral speeches there were opposing sides. Brutus said that he was honorable, but do you really think he was or do you think that Mark Antony was more honorable? Mark Antony's speech was much different then Brutus' in many different ways. One way that it was different is that in Mark Antony's speech he called the public friends. "Friends Romans, countrymen. Another way they were different was that he said that he did not come to praise Caesar he came to bury him. 'I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. In his speech he said he was Caesar's friend," he was my friend, faithful and just to me," in his speech he also read the will of Caesar. Brutus' speech is different in many ways. One way that it is different is that in his speech he called the public Romans. "Romans, countrymen, lovers" said by Brutus. He also said that he loved Caesar but that he loved Rome more. "Not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved Rome more. He also said that if you loved Rome you would have done the same. Brutus was not an honorable man because he killed his friend . He was a coward he did not seem like he was he was going to kill Caesar. Brutus said he was honorable but Mark Antony does not think he is. Brutus was the least honorable because he killed his own friend. Brutus speaks first in hopes to set the mood. He is not looking to persuade the crowd instead he is looking to tell the people why he did it. He speaks of his love for Rome and how Caesar was greedy and ambitious. In the funeral speeches there were some similarities. Brutus said he was honorable, Mark Antony said Brutus was honorable but meant it in a sarcastic way. They both said Caesar was ambitious although Antony meant it in a sarcastic manner. "But Brutus said he was ambitious.". They both called Caesar

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