What does this passage said by Antony in his speech mean and why dose he make this statement in Act 3, Scene 2?I am no orator, as Brutus is,But,…

What does this passage said by Antony in his speech mean and why dose he make this statement in Act 3, Scene 2?I am no orator, as Brutus is,But,…

What does this passage said by Antony in his speech mean and why dose he make this statement in Act 3, Scene 2?I am no orator, as Brutus is,But,…

What does this passage said by Antony in his speech mean and why dose he make this statement in Act 3, Scene 2?I am no orator, as Brutus is,But,…

In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Antony goes on to say, just after the lines you quote, that if he were Brutus [if he possessed the speaking abilities that Brutus does] he would rile the crowd up to to move the very stones of Rome and mutiny against the conspirators who killed Caesar.  He says:…But were I Brutus,And Brutus Antony, there were an AntonyWould ruffle up your spirits, and put a tongueIn every wound of Caesar’s that should moveThe stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.  (Act 3.2.227-231)So the lines you mention are the set up for the concluding lines I mention.  He first downgrades his own speaking abilities using understatement, in order to ironically state what he would do if he could speak well.  Thus, he honors the agreement he made with Brutus not to say anything against the conspirators, but accomplishes his purpose of inciting the mob to violence and revenge for Caesar’s killing.
What does this passage said by Antony in his speech mean and why dose he make this statement in Act 3, Scene 2?I am no orator, as Brutus is,But,…
What does this passage said by Antony in his speech mean and why dose he make this statement in Act 3, Scene 2?I am no orator, as Brutus is,But,…
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What does this passage said by Antony in his speech mean and why dose he make this statement in Act 3, Scene 2?I am no orator, as Brutus is,But,…
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