Why is it that after Brutus’ and Antony’s funeral speeches the countrymen wanted to start a riot and seek revenge? Caesar was brutally murdered for his ambition and his funeral was held for all of the countrymen to attend. Two convincing speeches were given, one a lot more persuasive than the other. Either way after the funeral the countrymen wanted blood to be shed for Caesar's death. While both Brutus and Antony both gave their speeches on the behalf of Caesar, Brutus focused on justifying his killing of Caesar formally while Antony focused on using logic and genuine emotion to win the countrymen's hearts.
Both Mark Antony and Marcus Brutus used the rhetorical question to persuade the crowd that their thoughts were correct. Antony contradicted Brutus’s entire funeral speech by stating that Caesar denied the crown three times on the Feast of Lupercal, and asks, “…Was this ambition?” (Julius Caesar Act III. sc ii. line 18). Reading first, Brutus enlightened the crowd of Rome’s oppressed fate under Caesar’s reign, and questioned, “…Who here is so vile that will not love his country?” (Julius Caesar Act III.
He starts out by adressing them as "friends" because he wants to come to them as a friend rather than a ruler trying to get power . He then uses a false disclaimer when he says " I come to bury Caesar , not to praise him " , as he will in fact praise Caesar . Later on , he counters what brutus says by providing that Caesar was not ambitious .He repeats 'honorable' so often inregards to brutus and the others , that to the crowd it starts to mean the opposite . The crowd are swayed to him by his dramatics , His underhanded way of making a point and his compelling proof for caesar's concern "the will" . They find it easily to accept him as an emotional and sincere speaker
Brutus' tragic flaw is that he is nationalistic, very gullible, and is too honest. These flaws allowed people to manipulate his trust, his honesty, and his patriotic beliefs. During Caesars rein, the public was mostly pleased with having Julius Caesar as their emperor but there were people who were outraged and were determined to stop this from happening. The conspirators, as they were called, were a group made up of senators and men of high status in Rome. The two most important men were Marcus Brutus and Cassius.
After the climactic point in the play, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the characters Brutus and Antony both give speeches at Julius Caesar’s funeral. Brutus’ purpose in making this speech is to put the plebeians’ minds at ease and to explain why Julius Caesar was just assassinated. Brutus shows his love for the people of Rome to show that all he wants is to better the audience's lives. Antony has a much more sinister purpose for making his speech and that purpose is to seek revenge upon the people that have killed Caesar. He uses a sorrowful tone to bring out the anger within the plebeians.
He would only try to win the crowd and use them for his own good. The honorable Brutus saved Rome by killing Caesar. If Caesar didn’t need to die then why did he accept that he was going to die? Caesar said, “Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar.”(3.1.85) When he said that, he was saying that he was okay with dying by his friend, Brutus.
He passed a law that restrained anyone from burying his own nephew’s body. Creon tried to prove that by ignoring family relations he gave more importance to law and order in Thebes. He believed his law was more powerful than the laws of the gods. He believed that anyone who disobeyed his law will be punished no matter who you are; this was the biggest mistake which lead him to lose his son and his nephew. Second, Creon abused his power by thinking that he can change or break the laws of the Gods and not allowing other people to break his laws.
It is likely that without the presence of Caius Cassius, Brutus never would have even considered murdering Caesar, a man among his most beloved friends. Cassius was one who appeared to make it his own personal duty to plant the seed of deceit within Brutus against Julius Caesar. From only the second scene of the play, Cassius is already speaking ill of Caesar to Brutus. He tells Brutus that he will his be “glass,” or mirror, to reflect to him what Brutus himself cannot see. The following dialogue seems to be set up in a way to manipulate Brutus so that he may join Cassius in his plot against Caesar.
The Declaration of Independence persuaded other colonist to separate from England, to stand against the King, and to fight for independence. The reasons colonist wanted to revolt against England were mostly because of the King and how selfish and unfair he was. Colonist believed all men were created equal, so therefore when the King put himself above everyone else, it displeased the colonist. In the Declaration of Independence it states “He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” Colonist used the selfish things the King did to persuade others to revolt. The King tried to force men to give up their rights to make laws.
In the beginning, the two men break down into credibility first. Brutus breaks into ethos by talking about his honor, he tells the plebeians to keep his honor in mind. He also lets everyone know that Caesar was “ambitious” and he had to “slew” him because of it. He says this because he thought everyone in town thought Caesar was an honorable man. When Anthony came up, he knew that he had to work harder to gain the crowd’s attention, so he begins with saying, “I come to bury Caesar, not praise him.” (Act 3 Scene 2; 72) He says this because he knows people don’t want to hear a speech about how “amazing” Caesar was, so he says he’s not there to praise him.