However, Antony uses his exact words to negate his argument. He says, “But Brutus says he was ambitious.” He does this in order to show the crowd that the conspirator 's main reason for killing Caesar was wrong. By giving examples of how Caesar wasn’t ambitious, then saying that Brutus said Caesar was ambitious, he turns the crowd against the conspirators, achieving his specific effect. Antony was the more persuasive character in the use of repetition because he was able to disprove the things Brutus said. Brutus’ main argument was that Caesar was ambitious, and Antony purposely disproved his main argument so that the crowd would have no choice but to support
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. However, Brutus wasn’t the only part of the killing of Caesar he was an accomplice along with Cassius and Casca, so he had some people who felt the same as Brutus.
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.
Cicero’s On Duties defends republican government because it serves the whole community. He stresses that honorable rulers must benefit the people. Ruling “for the sake of pre-eminence” leads one astray (On Duties, 11). In contrast, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar chronicles the dissolution of a republican government, as the play ends with the rise of imperial Rome. This ending helps depict the power of the elites.
A noble man should be clever, loyal , and at the same time he should thrive under pressure. A noble man knows the right thing to do all the time. In the play Julius Caesar Brutus was a highly ranked and respected Roman who was once a close friend of Julius Caesar, until he decided to betray him because he thought it was better for the people of rome. At the end of the play Mark Antony, another high ranked roman who supports Caesar through the entire play describes Brutus as one of the Noblest roman of all time, after Brutus has died. However I absolutely disagree with this statement.
Either Caesar was guilty or Cassius was power hungry. For Brutus to align himself with a conspiracy is a necessary part of keeping Rome an ideal republic. Whether or not Cassius is the ideal conspirator is another story. Bloodshed is an inevitable part of life. When dictators try and change an ideal republic to a dictatorship, something drastic has to be done to keep the republic ideal.
This isn't effective because the only thing this could do is make the romans feel as if they are being attacked. On the contrary, Antony's use of rhetorical questions effectively shifts the way the romans think of caesar by saying “You all did love him once, not without cause. What cause withholds you then, you mourn for him?”. For the first time, the romans are being asked why is that they love Caesar, in this moment the question if affective. The reason for its effectiveness is because Anthony is preaching a new concept, this causes people to think, as well as feel.
Although Caesar’s death is very controversial, this event was going to be necessary for the future. The death of Julius Caesar was beneficial for Rome. If Caesar had not died many of the commoners, citizens and plebeians would not get a say in government policies. In the text, Brutus said, “ Not that I lov’d Caesar less, but that I lov’d Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and died all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all freeman?” This quote explained if Caesar was alive they
In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Marc Antony appears to be a strong advocate for Julius Caesar’s triumphs and increasing power. However, like Caesar, Antony is extremely manipulative and powerful. After Caesar’s death, Antony manipulated the conspirators into believing he was on their side before requesting to speak at Caesar’s funeral. While Brutus and the conspirators remained fooled by Antony’s innocence, Antony took the initiative to inform the Roman citizens of the conspirator’s horrendous actions towards their beloved leader, Julius Caesar. Caesar’s funeral was a time of reflection for the citizens of Rome, as Marc Antony caused them to question their allegiance to Brutus.
Cassius a talented general and long time acquaintance of caesar whose jealousy grew as caesar 's power grew making him almost god like in the eyes of the roman people , and in the end his jealousy would be his ultimate downfall. How could this single man persuade one of rome 's most beloved and trusted figures to turn on one of his most true friends, and end up killing the leader of rome? “ Well Brutus thou art noble, yet i see thy honorable metal may be wrought from that it is disposed . therefore it is meet that noble minds keep ever with their likes; For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” . Comparing himself to metal worker as he suggests that even the most noblest of men can be manipulated, or bent to his will , furthermore since brutus is a beloved and respected amongst the roman people as well as caesar in particular, he would be the easiest to manipulate because of his patriotic loyalty to rome and the people, on top of the fact brutus is married to his sister.
They were worse under Hardian due to his Greco-Roman culture push on the people, but that still doesn’t take away from the fact that he was an amazing emperor. Hardian was an emperor who truly loved the people of Rome, and this meant everyone. He was known for rarely being in the capital, in fact he traveled “throughout the empire, visiting cities, natural wonders, and troops along the frontier,” (225.) He could have been focused on affairs outside of Rome’s boundaries like many leaders before him, but Hardian genuinely wanted to make Rome a better place from the inside. Which reflected in the time of peace that overcame Rome in his reign, regardless of the Jewish revolts.
Brutus killed Caesar for personal reasons rather than for the emolument of Rome. Caesar was a good man that cared about Rome and did what he could for the people. The senators and Brutus were jealous that Caesar was so well liked. This envy lead to malice toward Caesar that ended with his downfall. How could someone that cared so much for the people of Rome have such ill intent
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."