Brutis Vs Antony
A three man council between Caesar, Pompeius, and Crassus could not renewed at the conference of Luca and a fight broke out between these rivals. In all the violence Caesars army defeated Pompeius and his army. Pompeius was killed. Caesar then rose to power, and this scared Burtis and some of the senate so they conspired to have Caesar killed. They had Caesar come to a meeting at the senate house where 60 conspirators were waiting for him. They each had daggers and struck Caesar 23 times at the base of Pompeys statue. Brutus says in his defense that he loved Caesar but Rome is suppposed to be free and Caesar was gaining too much power. Although Brutus is very effective is his speech by being retorical, Antonys speech is more persuasive.
Brutus starts off his defense speech by almost kissing up to the assembly by saying “censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge”. He wants the people to believe that he is honored to be infront of them. He then continues to say that he killed Caesar because he loved the people so much that he would rather have killed Caesar who he loved, than see the people die as slaves. So basically he thinks that he did the people a favor. Brutus then turns it on the people by asking “Who is here so base that would be a bondman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so vile that will not love his country? If any, speak;for him have I offended.” No one would reply to him so he said, then I have done nothing wrong. After, he introduces Mark Antony who is carring Julius Caesar, then he says if the people decide they still want him ( Burtus) dead then he would die for them.