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
In the quote, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more”. Brutus explains that he loved Caesar to his fullest and cared for him deeply, but Rome was more important and loved to him than Caesar would ever be. This goes to show that Brutus loved Rome and people so much that he was will to kill Caesar to make his people happy. Brutus also show Betrayal from saying that Caesar was ambitious which was one of the reasons that he kill or betrayed Caesar. In the Brutus speech he quotes, “ I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him”.
Cassius mainly uses the device pathos by trying to invoke emotions in Brutus to turn him against Caesar. “Why should that name be sounded more than yours? rite them together, yours is as fair a name;” Cassius says. This is supposed to make Brutus question Caesar’s godliness, and his ability to lead. The statement is saying that Brutus is just as good as Caesar.
The letters stated that Brutus needs to act out against Caesar and interprets them as the people are against Caesar. Brutus does not know the letters are fake and is fooled. Who knows if Brutus would have joined if he never would of got the letters. Cassius is cunning and jealous of Caesar. He feels Caesar is no better than him and is threatened by him.
Lastly he thinks that Caesar is rude and arrogant towards others. In act ii Brutus makes a claim that supports his reason for murdering Caesar by stating “And for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general”(II, i, 10-12). In this sentence Brutus is using a form of pathos. This is considered pathos because he is saying Caesar should be killed for the people of Rome. From this statement it can be interpreted that Brutus joined the conspiracy for the needs of the people.
Brutus put his city and its people n front of him and that was his tragic flaw. Since brutus put his city before himself t stopped him from thinking what was the best himself. If Brutus thought about killing Caesar before actually doing it he may have made a better decision and prevented the death of himself and many others
Brutus did not see Caesar to ever be an oppressor, yet he predicted that Caesar will be a horrible dictator. Furthermore, a noble man should not let his emotions get in the way of his good reasoning. However, this is exactly what brutus does when he allows Gaius Cassius to convince him to betray Caesar and become a conspirator. Lastly, Brutus burns when he is on the hot seat. While he is about to lose a battle brutus chooses suicide over bravery .
Cassius doesn’t just hint at killing Caesar, but Antony, too! Cassius tries to convince Brutus into killing Antony as he may want vengeance but Brutus only wants to protect Rome, not be seen as murderers: “Let us be sacrificers but not butchers, Caius. We all stand up against the spirit of Caesar, And in the spirit of men there is no blood.” Killing Caesar is already had enough for Brutus, now Cassius wants Antony gone too. Brutus makes it clear that the assassination is purely to protect Rome, not about betraying friends. Ultimately, Brutus just wishes to keep Rome safe, as a result of this he must eliminate a threat- Caesar and his rule.
2. What does it mean about Brutus that he so readily believes what Cassius says? It means he trusts his friend. Cassius is just not a random guy he is Brutus very close friend, and Brutus believes he can trust him. 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.