Getting someone to do something they don't want to can take time and effort. Persuasion takes a lot of words used in a good, persuasive way. In "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, Marc Antony took his time and effort to persuade the people of Rome.
Antony uses emotional appeal to move the crowd to tears. For example, he says, "my heart is the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause till it come back to me" (750). This shows that Antony's display of grief was intentional. Antony, as he desired, received a reaction of sympathy and regret. In addition, Antony tells state, "to every Roman citizen he gives, to everything several men, seventy-five drachmas" (756). This shows that Antony want planned to stir the crowd's emotion by proving Caesar was a noble man. By sharing the contents of the will, he motivated the Romans to change their feelings toward Caesar's ambition. Emotional appeal was not the only persuasive technique Antony employed.
Antony uses repetition to draw in the crowd. For example, Antony says that Caesar is an ambitions man (754). Antony is trying to say that Caesar wanted a lot. Caesar wanted to achieve a lot of thing showing that he is ambitious. In addition, Antony calls Caesar an honorable man several times (750). Calling Caesar honorable several times would make the crowd change their thought towards Caesar. He keeps the crowds mind on Caesar being honorable because he keeps repeating himself. After using these techniques, Antony probably make the crowd think otherwise of Caesar.
In conclusion, persuasive techniques were used in this play. Persuasive techniques can also be used in real life situations when wanting someone to do something they don't want to do.