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).
Caesar most likely would have become one of the most prosperous leaders of Rome. If Antony was also killed like Cassius wanted I believe Cassius would have started a rise to power that would lead to everything he said he was trying to prevent. Overall Cassius did more bad then good he manipulated his friends, allies he killed someone he said he loved, he lied to get revenge, and he killed out of greed. Brutus said he asked for money from Cassius to pay for his troops when you are about to go to war you do not help pay for an allies troops when they need it. You also don’t lash out and say you are better than your ally when you should be planning for the pressing battle.
He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
Brutus uses pathos in order to pull on the emotions of the crowd, so many of the people can believe that killing Caesar was the right thing to do. “Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead,to live all free men?” As Brutus says this in his speech he is trying to appeal to the emotions of the people who don’t agree with killing Caesar. When he says this he wants to make it sound as if it would be Roman-like to kill him, which could gain the attention of some of the crowd. “Who here is so vile that will not love his country?”
In this case, the good would be Macbeth’s thoughts towards the murder of King Duncan, before when he thought as a loyal soldier would. The evil won and he became ambitious and oblivious to his actions just to end up dead, killed by Macduff as revenge for his family. The blood on every page of the play shows the guilt of Macbeth and how it drove him to the end, just for his
(3.1.77). Caesar felt betrayed by Brutus, and couldn’t believe Brutus would betray him, especially where the end result is murder. This scene is a huge factor that leads to the destruction of Brutus. Caesar’s friend, Antony, spoke to the public following Brutus’ speech about how he only murdered Caesar for the god of Rome. Antony’s speech persuaded the public to turn on the conspirators, namely Cassius and Brutus, who in turn flee from
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.
Power presents itself in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare, through Macbeth being pushed by power to do horrific actions; to illuminate that the thirst for power pulls people away from who they truly are. Power presents itself in the character, Macbeth; it shows that the thirst for power drives him mad. Power shifts ones characteristics from being a loyal and brave to a person who is bloodthirsty and reckless and will harm anyone and anything that steps in the path to becoming king. Foreshadowing is used a ton throughout “ The Tragedy of Macbeth” in the play Macbeth’s foreshadowed that he is soon to be king and hold such great power and is rifle ruler.
In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the story of a corrupt Roman government unfolds. Brutus, the loyal “best friend” of Caesar, murders him in an attempt to save the citizens of Rome from becoming slaves under Caesar’s rule. Brutus and other conspirators, such as Cassius, believe that Caesar would have been a terrible king to the people of Rome because of the false proclamations of Caesar being a god. The idea of murder for the justice of the Roman people those against Caesar had was the idea of using violence to evoke justice. These similar tactics and ideas that violence can solve most problems are still used today in the American government.
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.