Mark Antony’s Speech

This is my favourite speech. In this after killing Julius Caesar Brutus changes the mind of the people and make them believe that Julius Caesar is a ambitious man, but Mark Antony by using Brutus’s own words make the people realise who is ambitious. This also shows the power of good speech and the unsettled nature of people which is true even nowadays. People are really spell bound to good speech this is one of the reasons people like Hitler was very successful

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him;M_Antonius

The evil that men do lives after them,

The good is oft interred with their bones,

So let it be with Caesar … The noble Brutus

Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:

If it were so, it was a grievous fault,

And grievously hath Caesar answered it …

Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest,

(For Brutus is an honourable man;

So are they all; all honourable men)

Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral …

He was my friend, faithful and just to me:

But Brutus says he was ambitious;

And Brutus is an honourable man….

He 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:

Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;

And Brutus is an honourable man.

You all did see that on the Lupercal

I thrice presented him a kingly crown,

Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?

Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;

And, sure, he is an honourable man.

I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,

But here I am to speak what I do know.

You all did love him once, not without cause:

What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?

O judgement! thou art fled to brutish beasts,

And men have lost their reason…. Bear with me;

My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,

And I must pause till it come back to me.

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A student pursuing Masters in Compter Applications. Intrested in Linux, Computer Hardware and networking,eco-enviorment related issues and politics.

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