Julius Caesar

The title of this play is “Julius Caesar.” This play was written by William Shakespeare in the past. The play involves many different characters, events, and emotional feelings.


Mark Antony is a skillful orator because he has experience, knows how to sway the mob, and knows how to keep them on his side and how to persuade them.


Antony is a very skillful orator. Throughout the speeches that were given by Antony, he proved this statement. He used multiple methods to achieve the feelings of the crowd. For example, he would say a line or two and then cry and stop talking. Dur
g this time, he would listen to the crowd’s emotions and go from there. Antony would rile up the crowd, making them furious, holding them back, then making them even more furious once again. He would continue this until he thought they were angry enou
to do what he pleases.


Antony points out in his speech dictating that he is loyal to Caesar as dictator and as a friend. Following the killing of Caesar, Antony quickly grasps that he must deal with Brutus, and he has the shrewdness to take advantage of Brutus’s naivete. H
repeats many lines over and over again being sarcastic.


Antony also uses half-truths and outright falsehoods to sway the mob to do what he wants. Antony repeats the line “but they were honorable men” multiple times referring to all of the conspirators. This, of course, was Antony’s sarcastic side.


Another special technique Antony uses to sway the mob is by holding Caesar’s will. He would say that he’s not sure if he should read it, which then stirred up the mob making them anxious, while Antony was getting the mob onto his side. Eventually, th
will was read and the mob was emotionally riled up.


Also, Antony had Caesar’s body brought out and sat down. He told the mob to gather in a circle around him and Caesar’s body. By this time, Caesar’s body was blood-stained and starting to have some discoloration, which upset the mob immediately. Anto
pointed out every wound and said who inflicted the pain. Then he showed Brutus’s stab mark, and stressed the fact that this was the main wound, that killed Caesar.


Mark Antony is a skillful orator because he has experience, knows how to sway the mob, and knows how to keep them on his side and how to persuade them.