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Antony Employs a Number of Devices to Produce the Desired Effect on the Mob. These Devices Maybe Described as Rhetorical Devices. He First Speaks in Such a Manner that It Seems to the - English Core

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Antony employs a number of devices to produce the desired effect on the mob. These devices maybe described as rhetorical devices. He first speaks in such a manner that it seems to the mob that he is in full agreement with Brutus about Caesar. Then step by step he moves away from Brutus' position, depicting Brutus as a villain and Caesar as a wronged man. Copy and complete the following table by showing how Antony builds the argument in Caesar's favour.

Antony's words Argument
1. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Does not wish to eulogise Caesar
2. The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.  Seemingly agrees with Brutus
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Antony's words Argument
1. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Does not wish to eulogise Caesar
2. The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.  Seemingly agrees with Brutus
3. He was my friend, faithful and just to me. But Brutus says h% was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. Suspects Brutus’ intentions
4. 1 speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here 1 am to speak what 1 do know. You all did love him once, not without cause: What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him? Tries to restore citizen’s faith in Caesar’s greatness.
5. O masters, if 1 were disposed to stir Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage……………… 1 rather choose. To wrong the deed, to wrong myself and you……….. Succeeded in making the citizens realise Brutus’, wrong doing and change their views about Caesar.
6. Would ruffle up your spirits and put a  ongue in every wound of Caesar that should move The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny. Openly proves Brutus wrong and challenges public to take revenge of Caesar’s death.
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