Even though Brutus depicted ambition as a negative quality during his speech as Caesar’s funeral, Antony’s ambition following Caesar’s death is one of the reasons why he defeats the conspirators. However, this ambition is not present when Antony discovers Brutus committed suicide, leading him to praise Brutus by saying “This was the noblest Roman of them all.” (JC 5.5. 74), implying that Brutus was even more noble than Caesar, whom Antony greatly loved. By saying this, Antony indicates that Brutus will receive an honorable funeral, again showing his loyalty to Caesar by giving Brutus a funeral that Caesar most likely wanted for
Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic. Brutus loves caesar but doesn't want him to become king. Brutus doesn't have a personal reason to kill Caesar but for the good of Rome he has to. The country of rome would fall to Caesar if he became king because he is corrupt. Brutus loves Caesar but knows he has to kill him for the good of rome.
However, Antony uses his exact words to negate his argument. He says, “But Brutus says he was ambitious.” He does this in order to show the crowd that the conspirator 's main reason for killing Caesar was wrong. By giving examples of how Caesar wasn’t ambitious, then saying that Brutus said Caesar was ambitious, he turns the crowd against the conspirators, achieving his specific effect. Antony was the more persuasive character in the use of repetition because he was able to disprove the things Brutus said. Brutus’ main argument was that Caesar was ambitious, and Antony purposely disproved his main argument so that the crowd would have no choice but to support
Shakespeare wanted us to develop sympathy for Julius Caesar through the betrayal of his friends, his overthrow of power, and the ultimate death of his once friends. Brutus was a lifetime friend of Caesar 's that was deceived by a man that feared tyranny to betray Caesars trust and become an accomplice to his murder. “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more.” (III, II, 21-22). Brutus loved Rome more than Caesar and he
Brutus, however, cares deeply for Caesar and is hesitant to kill the beloved hero of Rome. Cassius applies advanced techniques when speaking to Brutus and ultimately gains Brutus as an ally in his conspiracy against the emperor. These techniques involve the classic rhetorical methods that Aristotle crafted many centuries ago: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos. Aristotle understood that people are naturally skeptical. They are only fully convinced of an argument when they trust the source, understand the reasons, and truly care about the issue.
However, I believe that Brutus was portraying a patriot by killing Caesar, he knew Cassius had planned something harsh for Caesar and I consider Brutus thought that Caesar didn’t deserve to be killed off that way. So, he took action and did what he needed to do to save Caesar from being tortured or killed higher than he needed to be. Even when Cassius plants artificial notes that are from “Rome”, Brutus knew the truth and didn’t want people to be slaves to Caesar when Caesar didn’t write them in the first place. Brutus might also be seen as a traitor as a result of him killing himself rather than being captured for life for what he did to Caesar. But, to me this just proves that this was his way of paying the ultimate price for what he did, and his only way to find peace.
And also because Brutus does not have faith in Caesar as a King he loves him as a friend and person, but not as a king. 3. What does it mean about Antony that Brutus refuses to kill him? Brutus thinks that once they cut off the head meaning
Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one. He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
Brutus through the ways of realising danger, being leader, and persuasion tries to gain power in the great empire of Rome. In Brutus’s first attempt to fill his desire for power he sheds light on the development of Caesar’s character. Brutus addresses,“And therefore think him as a serpent's egg which hatch’d would as his kind grow mischievous, and kill him in the shell. (Shakespeare 2.1.33-35) Brutus realises the danger of Caesar by comparing to a serpent’s egg. He foreshadows the plan to
One reason I believe that Brutus is a traitor is how he betrayed the people of Rome by killing Caesar. A common counterargument is that Brutus thought that what he was doing was for the betterment of Rome. However, the people wanted Caesar, as can be seen when they leave their work to celebrate him, as in this quote: “But indeed, sir, we make holiday to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph,” and whether or not Caesar was better for the people of Rome, killing Caesar was a betrayal of the will of the Romans. A similar argument is that by trying to explain to the Roman people why he did what he did, he showed how much he truly loved the Roman people. However, whether Brutus loved the Roman people or not, the murder of Caesar was still an act of treachery, as the Roman people wanted him as their ruler.
William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Julius Caesar, is built around the conflict among a group of conspirators and the person they are conspiring against. Julius Caesar tells the story of the assassination and downfall of an influential leader in Ancient Rome, named Julius Caesar, and the people who are responsible for his death. The story depicts the conflicts that arise between the conspirators prior to Ceasar’s death. Shakespeare develops plot through internal and external conflict to illustrate Brutus’ clash between responsibility and personal morals. When it comes to internal struggles, Brutus is torn.