While Brutus’ is a strong speaker, some feel that Antony’s skills at speaking and persuading an audience are overall better. The tragedy of Julius Caesar follows the actions before the untimely death of one of Rome’s brightest leaders, Julius Caesar. Communication is a key factor in this William Shakespeare play either when it is used to persuade noble Brutus to join a group of conspirators to kill one of his best friends. Another example of this is after the assassination of Julius Caesar when both Brutus and Antony tried to persuade the crowd of Rome to be on their side and believe their side of the story. While Brutus and Antony’s speeches are similar and different in their own ways, Antony used persuasive techniques better which made his speech extremely more effective. Both Antony and Brutus use similar persuasive devices like establishing pathos with the use of emotion while talking to the plebians evidence of this is when Antony said, “You all did love him once, not without cause: What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?” (JC. 3.2. 5-7). And also when Brutus said, “If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say, that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer” (JC. 3.2 5-7). These quotes are important because they are similar and show that both Antony and Brutus are both very smart but Antony used persuasive devices better than Brutus did which ultimately led to the downfall of Brutus. Another similarity between these two is how they are known as honorable men who will do anything for the success of Rome. Evidence of this is when Brutus said “That you may hear: believe me for mine honor; and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge”(JC. 3.2. 5-7). Antony’s way to prove his honor is not exactly put into one quote but overall how he portrays himself to the audience of plebians. Antony’s interesting way he would portray himself is saying things like he would do anything for Rome. This is important because while Brutus keeps repeating himself making the audience feel as if they are stupid, Antony still gets the message through while not repeating himself over and over and making the audience of plebeians feel as if they are stupid or not blatantly telling them he is better than them. This is key because the plebeians will like Antony more than Brutus and take his side rather than Brutus. While these speeches are similar in many ways there are also ways there are different, one of these ways anecdotes, this is shown when Antony shares a personal story: Story about when he tried to offer Caesar a crown and he denied it three times in a row. Antony said, “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 honorable man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know”(JC. 3.2. 5-7). By sharing this story he disproves what Brutus said while also defending Caesar to make Brutus look even worse. Brutus also did something that Antony did not, the attacked the plebeians, this is shown when Brutus says, “Who here is 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. I pause for a reply”(JC. 3.2. 5-7). Because Brutus attacked the crowd they are more likely to feel offended and not like Brutus as much which in the long run just hurts him more than it helps him.After looking at both speeches it’s clear that Antony’s speech is much better than his counterpart Brutus. This is proven because Antony got the crowd to rally behind him and machinate against the conspirators including Brutus. Another reason that Antony had a better speech than Brutus was because of the way he used persuasive devices as in they had a nice flow with them. This is shown when Antony used a personal story with Caesar then used that story to create emotion and show pathos while the crowd is sympathetic towards him he attacked Brutus which had the crowd feeling bad for him while feeling angry towards Brutus. Taken effect throughout three paragraphs but the icing on the cake is when in the last paragraph of Antony’s speech is when he says try and not think about it not much as it will make you mad which is actually a mind trick where he is trying to get the audience to think about it more so they become more angry about what happened. All of this combined with the fact that Antony just said that Caesar had left a will to all of the citizens of 75 drachmas, creates one angry crowd who are seeking revenge of everyone who had part of the assassination and anyone who stands in there way. Quoted by Antony, “And, being men, bearing the will of Caesar, It will inflame you, it will make you mad: ‘Tis good you know no that you are his heirs; For, if you should, O, what would come of it!”(JC. 3.2. 5-7).Some people may say that Brutus used persuasive devices better by using a wider array of these devices but this is incorrect because there is a time and place to use everything and attacking the audience of people who you are trying to persuade because you just murdered their favorite leader who was supposed to lead the empire to glory is not the best idea, especially when he was your best friend. This is shown when the crowds turned on Brutus and went and attacked him for what he did and anyone who dared be in their path of rampage.As seen Brutus’ and Antony’s speeches are similar and different in their own own ways but it’s clear that Antony used persuasive techniques better than Brutus which made his speech extremely more effective this is shown through the similar ways they used emotion. The different way Antony used anecdotes. And finally how Antony’s speech was overall better by using these persuasive devices together with each other and creating one mean speech that the crowd in anger. Though Brutus could have done many things better to make his speech more effective.