He explains to the people of Rome how Caesar couldn’t have been an ambitious man; he has turned down a crown three times. Brutus and Antony use persuasion throughout the play to explain further on why Brutus helps kill Caesar and how Antony gets the people of Rome to turn against Brutus. First, Brutus tells the people of Rome that he had only killed Caesar so they could finally all be free from his power. For example, when Brutus says,”not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved/ Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and/ die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all/ freemen?”(3.2.23-26).
Having to choose between his loyalty to Rome and his loyalty to his close friend, Brutus shows what is more important to him by finally killing Caesar. In Act I, Brutus tells Cassius, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people/Choose Caesar for their king” (Shakespeare I.ii.85-86). Brutus fears that Caesar will be crowned king, which contradicts the values of the Roman Republic. And after some persuading from the conspirators and Cassius, Brutus finally joins in on the act to kill Caesar before he can do any damage to Rome.
The words that decided Rome Have you ever killed your best friend because you thought they were too ambitious? The tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare takes place before the fall of Rome and tells a story about a group of noble senators that despise a monarchy. During this time a honorable senator named Cassius convinces his friend Brutus to form a conspiracy group to rebel Julius Caesar's absolute monarchy. Soon after they form a conspiracy group and assassinate Caesar they are confronted by the Roman people. Brutus’ and Antony’s speeches to the Roman people and how it influenced the rest of the play and characters.
In Brutus’ and Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral, both characters used many rhetorical and literary devices to persuade the Roman citizens. In one of Shakespeare’s famous novels, Julius Caesar, Brutus convinces the people of Rome that killing Caesar was for the better by using pathos, logos, and parallelism in his speech. The Roman citizens become chaotic after hearing Caesar has been
).” This quote shows that Brutus is considering betraying his best friend. Then later in act two Brutus says “The only way is to kill Caesar. I have no personal reason to strike at him—only the best interest of the people.”(2.1.10) which shows that he has given in and is agreeing to kill Caesar for Rome. Once Brutus betrays his dear friend Caesar it causes all kinds of turmoil in Rome. One example of the turmoil it cause in Rome was it started a war between the conspirators and their followers and Antony and Octavius and his followers.
Antony manipulates the crowd, with their submissiveness in mind. Antony begins to make the crowd to question Brutus and his dialectic behind killing Caesar. The “honourable” men claim to have killed Caesar due to his ambition, however “on the Lupercal / I thrice presented him a kingly crown, / Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?”(3.2, 98-100, 50). Antony uses logos appeal by stating facts, which makes the crowd think for themselves, unlike they normally do.
the people of Rome came together to see what was going on ,Brutus came up to the stage and started talking about how he had to kill Julius Caesar because he was too ambitious. He was trying to make it sound like Caesar Lied about everything.then ceaser best friend Anthony came out on the stage with his body. The crowd was going crazy antony silence the
In the play Julius Caesar created by William Shakespeare Julius Caesar is becoming the ruler of Rome. However there are some people who are called conspirators that do not want him to be crowned ruler and want him to be over thrown. So the conspirators try to convince others to help them overthrow Caesar. In order to do this they use multiple tactics and make many attempts to persuade everyone to join them, for example Cassius fabricates a petition, Cassius makes Brutus believe he is more important then he actually is, Cassius leaves a letter in Brutus's room telling him that he has to recognize certain features about himself, and Brutus assures the Plebeians that some things are necessary. When Cassius creates the fake petition he makes it seem as though there are many angry Roman citizens who want Caesar removed from the thrown.
Ancient Rome; the setting by which Julius Caesar’s successes led him to his tragic death. Killed by some of his closest companions, one of which named Marcus Brutus, they justify their crime by the means of the people and the betterment of their country; Rome. In the play, ‘The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”, by William Shakespeare, Brutus, after killing his friend, in light of the danger of Caesar’s growing ambition, uses ethos, logos, and pathos to meet ends with the people of Rome in a speech following the death of Julius Caesar himself. On the other hand, the mourning Marc Antony, a close friend and admirer of Julius Caesar, uses similar methods to speak out against Brutus and the other conspirators for their act of injustice and brutality. In order to gain the eyes of the Roman people, Marcus Brutus justifies his actions by saying, “[it is] not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (Act III.
This appeals to the Plebeians emotion making them feel as if Brutus’ recognition of Caesar justifies his death. Last, Brutus uses logos to make the Plebeians question if they would “rather Caesar/ were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were/ dead, to live all freemen? (III.ii.22-24). This makes the Plebeians believe Brutus’ compassion towards the people made him kill Caesar. It justifies that Brutus only killed Caesar for the greater good of Rome.