Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11).
In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Cassius wishes to convince Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar, because he and his co-conspirators believe Caesar is unfit for ruling Rome, and that Caesar would bring about the fall of their great city. In this passage, Cassius persuades Brutus through his self-image and emotional connection to Rome, his trust in Cassius’s nature and judgements, and his reasoning as to why Caesar becoming ruler is dangerous for Rome. Cassius capitalizes on Brutus’s emotions in that he gives compliments for the purpose of inflating Brutus’s ego. This is shown when Cassius says Brutus has “hidden worthiness”, (1,2,57) and his worthiness earns him “many of the best respect in Rome” (1,2,59). Cassius utilizes these compliments
Cassius manipulates Brutus to the point of making him feel as if there are several people wanting Brutus to do something about Caesar. Cassius also wants to convince Brutus that “Caesar’s ambition shall be glanced at” so they can eliminate his power for fear that “worse days [may] endure”. Cassius is not the only senator wanting to eliminate Caesar’s growing
Cassius from the play Julius Caesar show’s similar characteristic and actions as Lady MacBeth. For example Cassius manipulates Brutus to join the conspiracy about Julius Caesar having excessive power and the roman people idealize him to much. Joining the conspiracy wa not easy to join the conspiracy. Brutus was hesitated to join since Caesar had treated him like a son however Cassius insisted. Cassius was able to disguise his true intentions to prevent the suspicion on himself.
This quote means Mark Antony dislikes Caesar. This quote is important because Mark Antony is just finding ways to doubt him or make people think twice about him after the fact that he's
How Does Shakespeare make the passage with Don John so Dramatic? (Act3 Scene2) In the Act 3 Scene 2 of the book “Much Ado About Nothing” Don John is planning to ruin the marriage of Claudio and Hero, (daughter of Leonato) in order to get revenge to his brother Don Pedro. This scene shows a conversation between Don Pedro and Claudio listening to Don John who is trying to convince them with a lie that Claudio should not marry Hero because she is impure and if he marries her it will be a disgrace to Claudio. He makes this conversation very dramatic by making Don John in the story a very persuasive speaker.
Leaders derive their power from a range of sources – military force, wealth, rank. However, leaders that we most admire win followers through the skill of persuasion. The ability of a speaker to persuade his listeners to agree with him signals that he is a powerful and astute figure. In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the character of Cassius attempts to convince Brutus that Caesar should be assassinated. Brutus, however, cares deeply for Caesar and is hesitant to kill the beloved hero of Rome.
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar, Mark Antony uses rhetorical devices such as paralipsis, rhetorical questions, and verbal irony in his speech to the plebeians in order to plot them against the conspirators. During his speech to the plebians, Antony uses paralipsis in order to kindle curiosity and interest in the audience. Antony mentions to the plebians that he had Caesar’s will with him but tells them, “Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it; It is not meet you know how much Caesar loved you” (3.2.152-153). By drawing attention to Caesar’s will, something Antony desperately wants to show the plebeians, but then dismissing the idea of reading it, Antony uses a type of verbal irony called paralipsis. Antony is aware that the contents
This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him. In addition, his thoughts and conflicts refer to his idea that if Caesar becomes king, that he will end up harming or endangering Rome. Brutus believes killing Caesar, results to the only solution to help and protect Rome, which relates back to his conflict. Overall, Brutus’ internal conflict involves deciding to kill Caesar, or not, because he does not necessarily want to kill Caesar, but sees it as the only way to protect Rome and its people. His love for Rome and the Roman people proves greater than his love for Caesar, who he somewhat looks to as a friend.
Cassius’ techniques for manipulating Brutus include flattery and convincing. Caesar dislikes Cassius, but is friendly to Brutus. Brutus’ first concern is the people of Rome and their safety, and Cassius prompts Brutus that Caesar is too powerful, power leads to corruption, and the Roman people fear his control.
For example, the line “Caesar was ambitious” (Wiggins DR-177 ) in Antony’s speech came out of the Brutus’s speech when he was calling Caesar ambitious. He knows what to do to prevent the bad future. Another example is Antony’s decision of killing Lepidus brother and telling Octavius that Lepidus is unworthy for the triumvir. He continued to control his fate by killing its rivals and securing it future. Sometimes the fate was with him; for example, Brutus’s decision of going to Philippi to battle Rome was a fate because Brutus and his army had a better position of
In “Julius Caesar” William Shakespeare uses Metaphors and hyperboles to prove that Marcus brutus is the Tragic Hero due to his naivety. Shakespeare uses hyperboles to show that Brutus is the tragic hero in this play due to his naivety. Throughout
Pathos, is persuasion using emotion and a lot of people use pathos to persuade someone into doing something they want. When Cassius tries to persuade Brutus into thinking that he is just as good as Caesar, he announces that he is going to forge signatures from several citizens, in his soliloquy. Soliloquies reveal inner thoughts and feelings out loud, when no one else is able to hear. Doing this will let Brutus to see that he, himself, is just as good as Caesar and any other Roman. Having that would build the confidence in Brutus, allowing him to stand up to Caesar and plan the attack on him much more easily.
Friends can turn on you in a heartbeat even if you thought you knew them. People you trust and care for can change their mind in an instant and turn against you to do harm to you. The story Julius Caesar shows this between the honorable Brutus and Caesar. Caesar thought Brutus was a trustworthy person but for Brutus there is something more important to him then Caesar. Brutus is a great soldier and an honorable man and we may know people like this.