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Julius Caesar Funeral Speech

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What does Brutus not provide in his speech?
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Evidence or a Guarantee that Caesar would have been a threat
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Explain the serpents egg metaphor brutus used
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Shows that Caesar was capable of evil
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Does anyone in the crowd question Brutus’ oversight?
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No, they are too focused on the pathos appeal Brutus brings.
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What is the state of mind of the crowd before Brutus speaks?
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Stressed and Anxious
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What is the state of mind of the crowd after Brutus speaks?
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Enraged at Caesar, and supportive of Brutus’ actions
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Why does Brutus phrase his statements rather than make blunt statements?
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To distract the crowd and stir up the passion
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What is the assumption made within Brutus’ first rhetorical question, “Had you rather Caesar were living…. to live all freemen?”
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Caesar would have been a tyrant
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What fallacies are in Brutus’ remaining rhetorical questions
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Either or argument
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What is the purpose of repeating “If any, speak, for him I have offended”
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Single those out against Brutus
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How does Brutus speak highly of Caesar and why?
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Speaks of Caesars glories, victories- to show them he loved his as a person
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What is an example of antithesis in Brutus’ Speech
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“not that I loved caesar less, but rome more”
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What is an example of anaphora in Brutus’ Speech
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“Who is there…”
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What is an example of parallelism in Brutus’ Speech
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“would you rather “A” or be “B” “? “As caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it”
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Does Antony successfully convince the crowd that Caesar was wronged? To what extent
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Yes, to the extend that they buy into his arguments and decide to avenge Caesar
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Why does Antony say,” I come to bury Caesar not praise him”
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He makes the speech more grounded in reality and acceptable to the conspirators
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How does Antony refer to Brutus and the other men?
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Honorable
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What appeal does Antony make when he says Caesar was good but conspirators are honorable men
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Pathos
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Does antony want to speak against the conspirators
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yes
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why does antony use rhetorical questions rather than statements
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to get the audience to draw the conclusion that brutus in not honorable
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What is the purpose of Antonys pause
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So the audience can speak
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What words does Antony repeat in lines 118-124 and why
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“do.. wrong”.. to point out the wrongs with caesar and brutus
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Who does Antony suggest would rather wrong, why does he say this
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He says he would rather wrong the dead, himself and the crowd to show his loyalty to caesar and brutus
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Why does Antony say he will not read Caesars will
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To use reverse psychology to get the crowd to “force” him into answering
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What persuasive appeal is now most in evidence
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Logos
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Antony has the crowd gather around Caesar because..?
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To show the brutality of the conspirators and give emotional appeal while he reads the will
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What does Antony remember about Caesars mantle, why would he bring it up
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First time Caesar wore it was when he beat the Nervii, reminds them of Caesars action of Romes safety
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What does Antony point out in 171-178, why does he mention names?
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To give specific people blame
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What adjective does he use for casca, why mention names?
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Envious,
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what adjective does antony use for Brutus
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Well beloved, to emphasize he betrayed
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what burst caesars mighty heart
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seeing brutus betray him
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Who else is victimized by the death of caesar
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commoners
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what is the crowds reaction to antonys speech
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the are moved and have a urge to mutiny
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What does 208-210 lines antony says represent, why is this effective
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the conspirators acted out of jealousy, this undermines Brutus’ argument
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how does antony deprecate himself, what appeal is this
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by saying he is inferior, pathos, ethos
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What does antony compare caesars wounds too
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Dumb Mouths
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what does antony suggest would occur if he had the speaking abilities of Brutus
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tell the crowd to mutiny
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what does the crowd vow to do
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mutiny and kill conspirators
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as the crowd is about to leave, antony makes them stay and finally rattles off what caesar left in his will. what does caesar leave to the commoners
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75 crachmas and his private property
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what does the line “now let it work…” reveal
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antony wants revenge