Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your
Ears! (3.2.3)

Even though Antony promises he won't bad-mouth Caesar's assassins, his funeral eulogy for Caesar is a carefully crafted speech designed to 1) turn the people against the conspirators, and 2) launch Antony into a position of power.  The success of Antony's speech suggests that effective leadership goes hand in hand with rhetoric (the art of speaking persuasively).      

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