In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marc Antony was the only true powerful man to survive. Throughout the play many people gain power and lose power. The characters make some wise and some reckless choices on how they used that supremacy, which only leads to more power distribution given to others. Using his skillful speaking techniques and not making any strategic errors, Marc Antony was the most powerful man left standing.
Marc Antony sways his audience and captures their ears using his speechmaking skills. By saying, “For Brutus is an honourable man…and Brutus is an honourable man…and Brutus is an honourable man…and sure he is an honourable man,” (III, ii, 83, 88, 95, 100). Marc Antony uses repetition in his speech after Caesar was killed. By repeating himself it makes the audience or reader start to believe that it is not true, and he is not honorable. In addition Marc Antony says, “You all did see at the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?” (III, iii, 96-98). This is an example of pathos. Marc Antony is playing with the emotions of his listeners and making them believe that Caesar was actually good, and not too ambitious as Brutus said. Furthermore Marc Antony says “And bid them speak for me. But were I Brutus, and Brutus Antony, there were an Antony Would ruffle up your spirits and put a tongue in every wound of Caesar that should move the stones of Rome to rise to Mutiny.” (III, ii, 227-231). Marc Anotny successfully convinced the Plebeians to rise and avenge Caesars death. He does this using ethos and appealing to the audiences moral being. Marc Antony uses many speaking techniques to win over his audience of Plebeians after the death of Caesar. This helps lead him to final power.
In this play Brutus makes many strategic errors, but Marc Antony made virtually none. For example, when Brutus says, “Do grace to Caesars corpse, and grace his speech tending to...