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Although Brutus is an excellent orator, Antony outwits Brutus in his speech which leads the people to rise up against the conspirators. Cassius warns Brutus not to allow Antony to speak at Caesar's funeral.
Brutus ignores Cassius and allows Antony to speak. Antony repeatedly refers to the Brutus and his honor. He is trying to get the people to side with him in that Brutus in all his honor killed a man, Caesar, who was undeserving to die:
But Brutus says he was ambitious,
And Brutus is an honorable man.(95)
[Caesar] hath brought many captives home to Rome,Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill.Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.(100) Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man.
Antony reminds the people of Caesar's good qualities. With these comments, the people begin to question Brutus's action. Perhaps, Brutus was wrong about Caesar's ambition.
Antony was brillant in his speech. He stirred the people against the conspirators, even Brutus.
He uses his words wisely. To the crowd it appears innocent?...But Antony knows what he is doing and knows just how to get to the crowd. Hope this helps...I remember this stuff from last year.
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