For example, Antony was manipulative in his emotional approach to persuade people to become outraged at Brutus. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. We throw open our city to the world, and never by alien acts exclude foreigners from any opportunity of learning or observing, although the eyes of an enemy may occasionally profit by our liberality; trusting less in system and policy than to the native spirit of our citizens; while in education, where our rivals from their very cradles by a painful discipline seek after manliness, at Athens we live exactly as we please, and yet are just as ready to encounter every legitimate danger. Caesar himself abstains from using the moment to make pretentious or even vicious demands, but the oration will surely have angered many of the Roman nobility, because—as so often with Caesar—the devil is in the details: On the surface he seems to respect the division of kings and gods as well as the difference between the human and the divine sphere. Pericles mentioned the ancestors who established Athens and upper generation that protected country from Persia.
That if anyone should ask, they should look at their final moments when they gave their lives to their country and that should leave no doubt in the mind of the doubtful. For we have a peculiar power of thinking before we act, and of acting, too, whereas other men are courageous from ignorance but hesitate upon reflection. I think the two things most opposed to good counsel are haste and passion; haste usually goes hand in hand with folly, passion with coarseness and narrowness of mind. The play is based on historical events surrounding the conspiracy against the ancient Roman leader Julius Caesar c. In this way a richer collection of texts is provided, by which the prayer life of the faithful is more abundantly nourished. While the triumvirate easily agreed on decisions Brutus and Cassius bickered most of the time but once it got down to begin the war they began to understand each other and united. And it is not as if we were the first to make this law, or to act upon it when made: we found it existing before us, and shall leave it to exist for ever after us; all we do is to make use of it, knowing that you and everybody else, having the same power as we have, would do the same as we do.
No, holding that vengeance upon their enemies was more to be desired than any personal blessings, and reckoning this to be the most glorious of hazards, they joyfully determined to accept the risk, to make sure of their vengeance, and to let their wishes wait; and while committing to hope the uncertainty of final success, in the business before them they thought fit to act boldly and trust in themselves. In the play, the murder was carried out on the Ides 15th of March. More than anything else, conflicting perspectives are the immediate. On the other hand, if I must say anything on the subject of female excellence to those of you who will now be in widowhood, it will be all comprised in this brief exhortation. Who handled the appeal to ethics better? For the love of honor alone is ever young, and not riches, as some say, but honor is the delight of men when they are old and useless.
The speech was his last great work, as shortly afterward he lost his power, served in the military, and died of both depression at seeing his sons and wife perish, and the plague. He speaks of how open and free they are, how accepting of foreigners they can be, and how in spite of their easygoing, pleasure centered lifestyle, they maintain the strongest military in Greece. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! Against this fear is our chief safeguard, teaching us to obey the magistrates and the laws, particularly such as regard the protection of the injured, whether they are actually on the statute book, or belong to that code which, although unwritten, yet cannot be broken without acknowledged disgrace. Moreover, as regards the option of choosing between a Memorial inscribed in the General Calendar and one inserted in a diocesan or religious Calendar, preference should be given, all else being equal and in keeping with tradition, to the Memorial in the particular Calendar. Your strongest arguments depend upon hope and the future, and your actual resources are too scanty, as compared with those arrayed against you, for you to come out victorious. While those of you who have passed your prime must congratulate yourselves with the thought that the best part of your life was fortunate, and that the brief span that remains will be cheered by the fame of the departed. It is hard to distinguish who is suppose to be the savior of the Roman people and who is the hypocrite that is misleading both.
Both Brutus and Antony's speeches are used to try and convert the Roman public to their side. Augustus, Cicero, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus 1198 Words 3 Pages play Julius Caesar demonstrates this as a tale of manipulation leads to the downfall of the weaker link. On April 16th, 1865, Miss Emma Hardinge presented such an oration in honor of the assassinated president. Both are excellent orators, and convince the crowds very well. Antony proves himself in every place where Brutus was weak.
In short, he riles them up where Brutus believes they will 'listen to reason. The evil that men do lives after them. But I should have preferred that, when men's deeds have been brave, they should be honored in deed only, and with such an honor as this public funeral, which you are now witnessing. In this speech, Pericles mourned the deaths of soldiers in the beginning battles of the Peloponnesian War. Which is more effective and why? It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not of the few.
This quote also shows how Shakespeare perceived Julius Caesar as a prominent and influential man of his time. Brutus attempts to sway the people through logic, in a highly emotional time for Rome showing his inability to connect with the people, or even see them — because he only thinks robotically — you seem … Read more » Dear Elizabeth … you are wrong! He praises the soldiers for not faltering in their execution during the war. Again, in our enterprises we present the singular spectacle of daring and deliberation, each carried to its highest point, and both united in the same persons; although usually decision is the fruit of ignorance, hesitation of reflection. First of all, Antony enters dramatically to the pulpit with Caesar's body to win the sympathy of the mob. I know how hard it is to make you feel this, when the good fortune of others will too often remind you of the gladness which once lightened your hearts. In her speech, she said: 'It seems to me as if I heard a tone, borne on the wings of time and sounding through the corridors of space, sweeping the earth like a breeze, from the shores of the remotest East to this land of the distant West - a voice that for eighteen hundred years has pleaded before the throne of Almighty Justice in the only strain that can solve the dire and dreadful problem of red murder saying, 'Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.
Brutus was very honorable and Antony was very persuasive. There, far from exercising a jealous surveillance over each other, we do not feel called upon to be angry with our neighbour for doing what he likes, or even to indulge in those injurious looks which cannot fail to be offensive, although they inflict no positive penalty. The scene moves to a large gathering where Caesar is the focus. In choosing between these two forms, a pastoral criterion should be kept in mind. For in the hour of trial Athens alone among her contemporaries is superior to the report of her.