Mark Antony's funeral speech in Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare was very important to this particular piece of work. It showed how much Mark Antony loved Caesar, and how Caesar was not a tyrant. He basically proved in this speech to the peasants that Brutus and all of the people who plotted to kill Caesar were wrong for killing Caesar. He stated that it was unjustified and that there was no reason for the murder of such a great man such as Julius Caesar. It was not vague, or flippant, but serious and to the point. This speech was the turning point in the story, this is where the peasants get angry and burn the houses of all the conspirators and when Mark Antony gets revenge for the murder of his great friend Julius Caesar. Brutus" speech at the funeral at first made sense to the peasants, but it was MarK Antony's speech that struck the hart of the peasants to the point that they hated Brutus and the conspirators for doing what they did. Mark Antony's speech was the basis for his plot to revenge Caesar's death, and doom of his traitors. .
In Mark Antony's speech he tells the people of Rome that Brutus was wrong for saying Caesar was ambitious saying "The noble Brutus hath told you Caesar was ambitious. If it were so, it was a grievous fault, and grievously hath Caesar answered it" (III, I, 79). This statement is saying that Brutus called Caesar ambitious, and if it was true it was a grievous fault. Before the funeral speech, Antony gives a speech to Caesar's body vowing revenge for what has been done "O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man that ever lived in the tide of times.