Read “Power to the People”(opens in a new tab) by Jerome Shay. Julius Caesar is—


Read “Power to the People”(opens in a new tab) by Jerome Shay. Julius Caesar is—on one level—a play about rhetoric, and in the reading you will see an exploration of the use of ad populum Shakespeare provides for Mark Antony. In a minimum of 500 words, find a speech and choose one moment from that speech to compare to the ad populum example from the article. Additionally, explore how and why the skillful use of rhetoric can be an effective (and potentially dangerous) tool in the hands of political leaders. In your response be sure you provide a brief overview of your chosen speaker and the topic of his/her speech. It will be important to provide supporting details to make your connections to Mark Antony’s speech. You may use direct quotes, or you can reference specific examples – it is up to you. For your comparison speech, you may choose something recent that you find on your own, or you may consult the provided link that shares American Rhetoric’s Top 100 Speeches(opens in a new tab).
Note: Be sure to cite your sources in MLA style.


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