Julius Caesar

In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, there is a
major difference between two of the characters, Brutus and
Mark Antony. Brutus was very honorable and Antony was
very persuasive. When Brutus spoke at Caesar’s funeral, he
appealed to the people’s logic and Antony spoke to the
emotions of the people. Antony is very smart and uses his
brain frequently during the play and Brutus is very naive
about many of things. Brutus was very honorable and
Antony was very persuasive. Brutus was very honorable in
the way that he always told people the truth. Antony was
persuasive in the way that he used people to get whatever he
wanted. For example, Antony used Lepidus to seek revenge
on all of the conspirators to take the blame for their deaths.
In the speech at Caesar’s funeral Brutus spoke to the
people’s logical mind and Antony spoke to the emotions of
the people. Brutus’ speech was very short and to the point
and spoke to the logic of the people in the crowd. For
example, Brutus spoke in a detached way about Caesar’s
death while Antony spoke to the emotions of the crowd by
crying and talking about all the good things that Caesar did
for Rome. Antony’s intelligence was very apparent
throughout the play and Brutus appeared to be naive about
many things. Antony is smart in the way that he manipulates
people to his own advantage. For example, Antony was
manipulative in his emotional approach to persuade people
to become outraged at Brutus. Brutus appears to be naive
throughout the whole play because he believed everyone
was as honorable as he. Brutus did not question what he
was told, assuming it was always true. In conclusion, in
William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, there is a major
difference between the two characters, Brutus and Mark
Antony. The strongest contrast between the two characters
appears to be their ability and inability to be both honorable
and persuasive.

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