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Friends Romans Countrymen


by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar
Act 3, Scene 2,

The “Friends Romans Countrymen” speech is a great example of a good speech.
From the start the first three words fit into the rule of three a technique not fully identified for a few hundred years. This was perhaps my first experience of a the power of a good speech – the ability of a speaker to convince an audience of their point of view. I particularly love the way in which he is able to turn the word honourable around to in fact mean dishonourable. I always chuckle when I hear British Members of Parliament talking about their Honourable Friends”.

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3 thoughts on “Friends Romans Countrymen

  1. shakespeare was definitely one of my favourite playwrights at one point in my varsity days, especially since he filched a number of historical scenes from the classical tradition =) just gave it new light.

    i’m just doing some reading on the roman revolution, and you may find this book (the roman revolution) by ronald syme interesting too =)

    1. yes, of course. a greatman will well thought of every year, i love him too, cause i like romans exactly romantic.
      the roman revolution, an interest search, i wanna find that. wish me…..
      because read is like a steeply sloping riverbank, i must keep and keep spirit

      thank u your comment

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