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In the tragedy of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s infamous character Mark Antony speaks to the crowd of villagers in attempt to gain their trust and sway their opinion in his favor. Antony skillfully speaks to his audience banishing Brutus’ point of view and dramatically praising Caesar’s actions while he was alive. Antony intends to convince the public audience of Plebeians that Brutus’ murder of Caesar was not justified, by using rhetoric such as irony, rhetorical questions, and logical appeal. At the beginning of Antony’s speech, he addresses his audience and explains to them his purpose in speaking to them. He claims that he “come[s] to bury Caesar, not to praise him”. This is a clear example of the author’s use of irony in his speech, in that his intent was to do just the opposite, to in fact, praise Caesar. Although Antony claims that his intent isn’t to praise Caesar, as he continues on, it becomes very evident that his purpose is just that. He desires to praise Caesar, and in turn this will give the people of
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