Antony vs. Brutus The death of Julius Caesar- renowned military dictator and statesman will be forever remembered. He was brutally murdered by his best friend, Brutus and fellow congressmen. The conspiracy follows out through his funeral where Brutus and his adoptive son, Antony speak upon his death. After carefully analyzing the speeches, one may say Antony did a better job due to his message, use of rhetoric, a rhetorical fallacies.
I will be comparing co and contrasting Cassius and Brutus in the play “Julius Caesar.” Julius Caesar was written by William Shakespeare. William wrote a lot about tragedy and in the play“Julius Caesar” there is definitely tragedy. I will be comparing Cassius and Brutus who are two of the most tragic characters in this play. Cassius and Brutus both were the noblest and honorable people in Rome, and they both wanted to get rid of Caesar.
Most individuals wish to consider themselves “noble,” as it is generally a positive quality for most humans. By being noble, a person will likely be respected by others, especially when it comes to decisions that can influence more than one person. Individuals who are considered noble usually wield a certain power or authority, especially in literature. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare utilizes the character Brutus to exemplify these qualities in an individual’s personality in order to convince that people should strive to be like Brutus, even with overly his optimistic view on life.
Marcus Brutus and Cassius are both strong characters in William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar; but Brutus is the only character who experiences a crucial change towards the end of the drama, which makes him the dynamic character. Brutus can be considered the dynamic character in William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar. Brutus ' role changes from the beginning of the play to the end while Cassius remains fairly constant. At first he is known as Caesar 's dear friend. He then joins a conspiracy to kill Caesar.
To me it is obvious that Brutus is noble. First of all Brutus 's ancestors who have the same trait of nobility is passed down as a sort of legacy. Also Brutus proves that he is willing to do anything to keep his country in its best shape. Lastly Brutus 's personality and what its made up off shows that he is the most noble person in the play. Early in the play it says how Brutus 's ancestor kills the ruler of Pompey for the sake of Rome.
Flaws. Everyone has them. Even play characters have them, especially Brutus from William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. His tragic flaw – a flaw that leads to one’s demise – is his struggle to keep up his reputation as someone who was noble. This eventually led to him giving up and killing himself.
Ever felt betrayed by a friend or even someone considered as family? Yes? Well then most would know how Caesar felt in the story of Julius Caesar. The story Julius Caesar was written by the famous William Shakespeare who created a story base of a true Roman story that was a tragedy. In the story Caesar is to be king of Rome, Brutus plans to kill Caesar for he says that if Caesar were to become king all of the people in Rome would become slaves, although Caesar is Brutus most loved person.
Julius Caesar: Analysis of Tone in Funeral Speeches MLK, Jr. once said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends” (Goodreads). In the play Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare, actions and words are used and spoken against a friend and a rival contributing to the assassination of their fellow friend Caesar. Two people that were very close to Caesar speak out against each other during their funeral speeches. Brutus, who is a “friend” and also a conspirator against Caesar, and Antony who is a very loyal friend to Caesar, use several rhetorical and literary devices as they create tone of proud assertive and defiant manipulation to get the Roman citizens on their side.
According to the dictionary, “A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.” In Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, there are multiple instances of tragic heroes within the storyline. Despite this, the character Brutus appears to be a significant character, and tragic hero in the play. Brutus’s actions had a vast part in the play’s actual storyline, and the choices he made greatly impacted the life of other characters. Although there are many potential tragic heroes in Julius Caesar, Brutus is the greatest tragic hero because he has proved himself to be incredibly honorable, he’s shown that he cares greatly for his country, but still consistently demonstrates a tragic flaw, which eventually leads to the deaths of many other characters.
“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” This is an accepted saying that almost everyone knows and I’m sure it must have come from the time of Julius Caesar. Brutus was Julius’ best friend, but Brutus ends up killing Julius. Everyone who reads this story has different impressions as to whether they believe Brutus was a patriot or a traitor. I believe that Brutus is a patriot; but, Brutus does show actions that could convey the impression he was a traitor.