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By Explaining The Speeches Of Brutus And Mark Anthony, Show Which Seems To Be The Most Effective Speaker. Which Of The, Two Appears To Be The More Effective Politician?

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By Explaining The Speeches Of Brutus And Mark Anthony, Show Which Seems To Be The Most Effective Speaker. Which Of The, Two Appears To Be The More Effective Politician? Brutus and Mark Anthony are both effective speakers, however, Mark Anthony proves to be the more effective speaker in the end for he stirs the plebeians up against Brutus. Brutus was also a less effective politician for he makes too many mistakes. Brutus was obviously a less effective speaker, for he had lost the belief of the crowd, to Mark Anthony:(Page 142) All: "Revenge! About! Seek! Burn! Fire! Kill! Slay! Let not a traitor live." However, there were other props and things that helped Mark Anthony with his speech. ...read more.

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Mark Anthony: ".... My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me." Anthony Addresses the crowd using a better technique than Brutus. He to them as Friends, Romans and Countrymen: (Page 132) Mark Anthony: "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears..." As for Brutus, he addresses the crowd as Romans, Countrymen and Lovers: (Page 128) Brutus: "Romans, Countrymen, and Lovers, hear me for my cause, and Be silent, that you may hear....." The importance between how the both of them started is very vital. Mark Anthony spoke to the crowd in a personal tone, which is what the crowd were after. ...read more.

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Mark Anthony persuaded the crowd by saying many rhetorical questions: (Page 138) Mark Anthony: "Will you be patient? Will stay awile?" These were persuasive for with the question, came an answer. Mark Anthony also attempts to undermine Brutus by repeating this one phrase a lot, in an increasingly sarcastic way: (Page 134) Mark Anthony: "-For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men-" When he repeats this, he hopes that the crowd will notice that Anthony is trying to point out that Brutus is wrong. So all in all, both Brutus and Mark Anthony are effective speakers, but eventually Mark Anthony is the more effective one, for he stirs the plebeians up against Brutus. Brutus perhaps makes too many mistakes to be considered a good politician. Brutus speaks first which gives Mark Anthony an advantage. ...read more.

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