People complain that Brutus is just as bad as Caesar, yet Brutus does it for justice of the people. While others explain that the Roman empire will fall due to Brutus’s actions, others will say that he has a high respect of the citizens, and the citizens would know he did the deed for the better good. While some may bicker about Brutus making predictions about the future, he is simply trying to prevent tyranny to get ahold of Rome and the empire. Brutus is the perfect example of anyone in the world, who wants to do the better good for everyone. Should Brutus join the conspiracy against Caesar?
Therefore the quote stated above only partially relates to Brutus because when Brutus dies, he doesn’t realize he was too trusting. He thinks that he lived the perfect life. In William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus was too trusting of the conspirators, in his own self, and during the events of the war, therefore making his tragic flaw trusting. To start off, the first downfall of being too trusting is that Brutus was tricked by the conspirators to join them . By trusting their ideas, Brutus obeyed and ended up making bad decisions in the end.
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. When trying to win over an audience, it is crucial to
Brutus was a close friend to Caesar, and he didn’t kill Caesar because he didn’t like him. He did love Caesar, but his love for Rome was stronger and he didn’t want Caesar to ruin the great city he had even said “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves.” (III.ii). Brutus thought that Caesar was too ambitious and that would have ruined Rome, so he wanted the best for the citizens of Rome and killed Julius Caesar.
He also hoped that this would make the crowd feel for him and start feeling sad about the death. “It is not meet you know how Caesar loved you. You are not wood, you are not stone, but men” (3.2. Line 144-145). Antony starts to bring in Caesar’s feeling to make the crowd feel love for Caesar.
Brutus’ judgement in making this decision is not clouded by jealousy or envy of Caesar. The main reason for Brutus to join the conspiracy is Caesar’s unpredictability when he becomes king. Brutus says that when ambitious leaders get to the top they forget the common people that helped them get there (II, i, 21-26).
Antony manipulates his own words to create a sarcastic speech so that the common folk are able to comprehend that Caesar’s death was unnecessary. Antony had said, “Caesar was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it. Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest--For Brutus is an honourable man;” (III,ii). Manipulation is not limited to fictional Roman
However this argument is invalid based on what can be inferred from the story. Though Caesar may have been arrogant he never criticized the people of Rome unlike Casca, a senator. When reading Caesar’s will, Antony says “To every Roman citizen he gives—To every several man—seventy-five drachmas. ”(III,ii,232-233) This displays that Caesar loved the Roman people because, he easily could have left that money for his family instead or the Roman citizens.
According to the article by Suetonius, Vespasian was a great compassionate ruler. Vespasian showed his compassion in two areas, the law and in his treatment of individual classes. Under his rule if any innocent person was to be punished, he would save them. Except for one account where he was given false information on the death of Helvidius in which he sent a messenger to stop the execution. He created a retirement fund for ex-consuls, this is not what it was necessarily called but it is what it seems to be.
Antony wanted people to be patient with him. He also says, “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff” (3.2. 100-101). Antony says this to show that Caesar was a good man who cared about the people. It was also to show that Brutus was wrong when he stated that Caesar was ambitious. Antony makes the citizens feel that the conspirators murder was
The second major characteristic of a tragic hero is they must have a hamartia or tragic flaw, Brutus’s tragic flaw is having a noble personality and being extremely trusting because of it. Throughout the play, Brutus makes it a point to not deceive anyone. Everything he does, he does for the benefit of someone else. Caesar was murdered by him with only the best intentions of Rome in his mind, he lied to Portia because he knew she was already stressed out, and he was reluctant to join the conspirators because he cared for Caesar. In his funeral speech to Caesar, he says “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” Brutus loves Rome enough to commit murder on a man that saved his life (III.ii.21-22).
Brutus was a great and close friend of Julius Caesar, but Cassius took advantage of Brutus because he was jealous of Julius. Brutus was a patriot and just wanted to do the right thing for Rome and make sure Julius was not going to become king. Brutus was a truthful man and wanted to know what the people thought about Julius. So Cassius tried to bribe Brutus with fake letters from the people, and decided he would team with the other senators and kill Julius Caesar for the good of Rome. For example, in his speech at Julius 's funeral he said "Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more."
Brutus vs. Antony The death of Caesar was a tragedy spreading all around Rome. No one knew what to do; everyone was in an uproar and filled with an unbelievable amount of emotion. The people of Rome were vulnerable to the words of Brutus and Antony, being persuaded a million different ways as the influential men gave their sides of the story. Throughout the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Antony and Brutus use emotion and logic and reason to try to explain Caesar’s death, to the people of Rome.
How would you persuade the common people to support the correct cause? During this time in Act 3 of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Caesar was recently assassinated by Brutus and other conspirators. Brutus first delivered a speech to try and gain people on his side, and Antony followed. Antony's speech was the most effective because he appeals to the peoples emotions and uses evidence. The first reason why Antony's speech was the most effective was because it appealed to the audience's emotions.
As we all know Julius Caesar died on March 15th 44 b.c. due to him being ambushed and stabbed by his most trusted friend Brutus for being too “ambitious.” The question that I now ask is if Caesar’s death was justifiable or not. In the play, we have two different point of views from two different characters; Brutus and Antony.