It is clear to see here that Brutus was justified in killing Caesar because his intentions are good. Another example is when Brutus is asked to join the assassins, and he says “If these be motives weak, break off betimes, And every man hence to his idle bed; so let high-sighted tyranny range on” (JC 2.1.121-123). A clearer version of what he is saying, is that it is the duty of every Roman man to prevent tyranny from surviving. He also states that if the man’s intentions are not good, then they should not participate in the execution of the task. This is directed towards some of the other assassins because he knew many of them had poor intentions.
Influential words can alter one's perspective, after having a set mindset for positive intentions. In Julius Caesar, a book by Shakespeare, Mark Anthony delivers a speech in Caesar's funeral with intentions that would alter the plebeians perspective of Brutus, and Brutus´s speech. Brutus had formerly convinced the group while speaking that his main purpose for killing caesar was for the best of Rome, and that Caesar, the emperor, was unfit for Rome. As a senator and friend to Caesar, Mark Anthony believes that's bogus, and has promised to Caesar and himself, that he will seek to get the praise and honor that Caesar deserves. When someone fights to get their message across, they use syntax, diction.. to persuade a strong group of people to
Both Brutus and Cassius had a similarity into assassinating Caesar; they both were afraid that Caesar would rise too much in power, feel very powerful being king or becoming a tyrant ruler “I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king” (I.II.84-85). They also had some differences into assassinating Caesar; Brutus was convinced by Cassius into assassinating Caesar believing it was for the “good of Rome” while Cassius did it because he was much jealous of Caesar into becoming King of Rome. Another similarity that both these characters share is how they died; both you could say committed suicide. At the end we could also see how both of these characters regretted assassinating Caesar because it didn’t bring Rome any good and what both had planned just didn’t go as they thought it
In Julius Caesar, the noblest person throughout the entire play seems to be Brutus. He, by Antony, is called "an honorable man", because most honorable and honest people tend to think that other people live by the same standards as they do. Brutus trusts Cassius and lets himself be convinced that Caesar must die to preserve everything that goes along with the democratic rule in Rome. To him, killing someone he calls a friend is seen as a sad, but necessary sacrifice for the people. Brutus can be seen as someone who brings about the peace that is needed within the Roman Empire when the people start to realize that Julius is going to destroy the empire if he isn't stopped or at least killed.
Brutus spoke of Caesar as his friend who was too ambitious for his own good, while Antony questioned Brutus' words and made everyone else consider his words too. Brutus explains "As Caesar loved me, I weep for him." Brutus still considered Caesar a friend and is distraught by his death. But he also knew Caesar was too powerful for his own good and could only be stopped by one way. In Antony's speech, he exclaims "He was my friend, faithful and just to me."
In the play, Brutus never regretted killing Caesar for the reason that he did it for Rome’s best interest. I also rarely regret my actions since I recognize that there had to have been a reason for them. An example of this is ending a friendship with a person for being a horrible influence; I realize it had been a toxic relationship, even if I miss the
He came to the conclusion that killing Caesar was the right thing to do, not just for himself but for the public’s greater good. His reasoning is because he believes that if Caesar is ruler, than everyone would become slaves to him. Brutus says in Act V, “I found no man but he was true to me. I shall have glory by this losing day more than Octavius and Mark Antony by this vile conquest shall attain unto.” Brutus calls his own time of death because he sees Octavius and Antony’s victory as Rome’s freedom being stripped. Brutus accepts his death with honor because he believes killing himself rather than his enemies killing him is honorable/loyal.
While both Mark Antony and Brutus use ethos to depict important positions to the audience, Brutus' position captivates the audience and trumps that of Antony's. In his speech Mark Antony describes the friendship that he and Caesar shared, "He was my friend, faithful just to me," then continues and provides concession, "But Brutus says he is an honorable man." This shows how Antony believes that he is more prone than Brutus to know and understand the character of Caesar. On the other hand Brutus takes on multiple positions by targeting multiple types of people, "Romans, Countrymen, and lovers! Hear me," to provide for more people in the audience to open up to what he is saying, and as a result gain more support.
*The taking of a human life is justified when it is to show the loyalty to one’s country. Loyalty to one’s country can be a valued quality that citizens look for in their nation’s leaders. This allows them to overlook some questionable actions that are performed by leaders. The senators of Rome in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar sense that they need to take action against the rising Julius Caesar. The conspirators see him as a ruthless ruler who will change
This certainly gives the movie more trustworthiness because its easier for the spectators trust the previous trainers opinion, because they are sharing their experience. in Julius Caesar, during Mark Antonys speech, his first line of the speech is the most persuasive in the usage of ethos “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!” This shows how he demands to tell the people of Rome in a hospitable way. Moreover, there was usage of rhetorical irony when Antony throughout his speech was continuously saying “And Brutus is an honorable man.” This questioning was aimed to see the ethos of Brutus Now comparing pathos which is the appeal to