“‘The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. ‘Brutus,’ and ‘Caesar.’ What should be in that ‘Caesar’?” (Julius Caesar 1.2) Cassius uses charisma to manipulate Brutus in this particular scene by using comparisons to show Brutus that Caesar is as equal as everyone around him and that he has his own faults. This is very important because this shows Brutus that Caesar is not as incredible as he sounds.
Another example is when Brutus is asked to join the assassins, and he says “If these be motives weak, break off betimes, And every man hence to his idle bed; so let high-sighted tyranny range on” (JC 2.1.121-123). A clearer version of what he is saying, is that it is the duty of every Roman man to prevent tyranny from surviving. He also states that if the man’s intentions are not good, then they should not participate in the execution of the task. This is directed towards some of the other assassins because he knew many of them had poor intentions. Cassius was part of the assassins only because he was jealous and feared that if Caesar became king he would be killed.
Kill! Slay!/ Let not a traitor live!” this shows the people want to rebel which involves politics where they should be left out of it to make their own decisions. Antony is crossing a line of the personal relationship to causing them to kill someone. In addition is when portia involves Lucius the servant in the scandal she knows about.
“Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that ‘Caesar’? Why should that name be sounded more than yours?” (1.2.140). Brutus allowed Cassius to talk him into killing Caesar, and believed that he should be loved and supported as much as Caesar. Brutus knew that with Caesar out of the way, he would become the people's
In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare Rome is struck with utter disorder after certain characters use ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate the people of Rome. One character who uses ethos, pathos and logos is Cassius to manipulate Brutus into joining the conspirators. Brutus also uses ethos, pathos and logo to justify his killing of Caesar. Last, Mark Antony uses ethos, pathos and logo to manipulate the Plebeians against Brutus and the conspirators. Thus, Cassius, Brutus and Mark Antony all use ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate one another and bring the people of Rome to their sides, resulting in total chaos.
For example, Brutus addresses the men and announces that he is convinced that killing Caesar is for their benefit, not just his own. This is called the statement of position. Brutus then shifts to the statement of understanding. Here Brutus declares his reasons for wanting to kill Caesar. He believes that if Caesar becomes king, he will have too much responsibility and power.
The art of manipulation itself is a tactic used by skillfully managing or influencing another, and is especially used in an unfair manner. Throughout the entirety of William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, one can find manipulation weaved within the majority of the actions carried out by the characters within the tragedy. A multitude of characters within The Tragedy of Julius Caesar utilize the tool of manipulation in order to achieve a desired goal. Proceeding the stabbing of Julius Caesar, Antony swore to reek havoc in the name of Caesar by turning the Roman people against the conspirators.
Cassius and Brutus and his other commander is preparing to go fight Marc Anthony and Octavius , they’re focused on requiting the killing of Julius Caesar and getting power in Rome. The quote foreshadows some people believing that if your right palm itches, you will come into contact with someone new. On the other hand an itchy left palm means that money is coming your way soon. Brutus was mad he thinks that Cassius with held finances from him. In addition the quote revealed that they will eventually amend , after attempts of suicide.
For example when Brutus contributes to killing Caesar, he uses rhetoric to gain the people’s trust again and when Antony uses persuasion to turn their mind set around against Brutus and onto his side. Brutus uses pathos to have people make an emotional answer to a rhetorical question; if they want Caesar alive and live as slaves or have him dead and live free. Antony uses his relationship with Brutus to gain people and have them turn away from Brutus and turn towards him in the case of Caesar’s death. After looking at both, Brutus and Antony’s funeral speeches, it is inferred that even though Brutus and Antony both used rhetorical devices in their speeches, Antony used them to his advantage along with his strong relationship with
They both are very serious about killing Caesar; however their motives are much different. Cassius and other conspirators wish to assassinate due to envy whilst Brutus wishes to do what’s best for Rome. The two clash in conversation, but both fight for the same cause. The relationship between Brutus and Cassius cause conflict in both this scene and the rest of the story, showing that their different opinions could create conflict and a sense of superiority. The attitude Brutus takes in this scene also influences the decisions he makes while conversing with the conspirators and the progression of conflict evolves with every word exchanged
Brutus later was convinced to join in the overthrowing of Caesar after he meet with Cassius. The conspirators used emotions in their reasoning when they would ask others to join. The conspirators would ask them how Caesar has been towards them or how has Caesar showed his way of showing his honor to them.
Cassius will prevail in making Brutus a conspirator to kill Caesar because he is adept at manipulating others. Cassius is cunning and forms his argument around honor to appeal to Brutus. In addition, Cassius formulates a deceitful plan to plant forged letters from Brutus' constituents about their dislike of Caesar. Also, Cassius undermines Brutus and Caesar's friendship by evoking negative feelings about Caesar. Finally, inklings reveal that Brutus has been considering the
“If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s to him I say that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer, not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” Although many people in Rome were happy that Caesar had died, Brutus still loved Caesar and promised to himself that their friendship will never die. Another reason why Brutus was not right to join the conspiracy is because Cassius had convinced Brutus that Caesar was going to make himself a monarch and turned him against his own friend by manipulating him and making Brutus the one to kill Caesar. Brutus’ flaws that he has as a character got the best of him and made it easy for Cassius to use him for the killing of Caesar.
Although the influence that the power of free will possesses can immensely affect the fate of an individual, fate can also be predestined. Throughout the play, characters demonstrate their own views on the effect of free will through their actions, thoughts, and words. In an attempt to change the fate of the Roman Empire, the conspiracy chooses to utilize their free will by murdering the widely beloved leader of Rome. However, due to the outcome of the play, it can be questioned if their costly actions were all in vain. Incidents that are decided by free will and others that are already underway are prominent within The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, and greatly affect the denouement of the play.
In Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare portrays Marcus Brutus as the tragic hero whose tragic flaws lead to him paving the way to his own downfall. The plot of Julius Caesar follows the plot structure of a typical Elizabethan drama. In the first two and a half acts Brutus's fortune rises. In the middle of the third act is the turning point of the Marcus Brutus's fortune. For the rest of the play, the tragic hero's fortune rapidly declines, as a result of mistake that Brutus made, until by the end of Act 5, Brutus commits suicide because he saw nothing left in the world for him to live for.