i. 1-3). At this point, despite the fact that Banquo knows Macbeth had a part in the murder of Duncan, his loyalty remains with Macbeth as he accepts the invitation to the formal banquet graciously. Banquo truly displays his wit as he is the only character that comprehends Macbeth’s foul actions. In addition, Banquo does not have a reason to be paranoid, as he did not attempt to murder the king in order to complete the prophecy foretelling that his offspring would be royalty.
One instance where Cassius’s obedience is shown is when the conspirators plan on who they will kill. Brutus decides that Mark Antony did not have to be killed to which Cassius replies “Yet I fear him,/For in the engrafted love he bears to Caesar” (Ⅱ.ⅰ.197-198). If the conspirators had killed Antony along with Brutus, they may have been successful in their plot to gain power. Cassius knew that letting Antony live could hinder their plans, but he still allows Brutus to have his way. Another case where Cassius shows submission to Brutus is when he follows Brutus’s decision to allow Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral.
One must always have something to gain from a friendship, or loose from the lack of it. That is why Brutus killed you, to make sure that you do not grow tyrannical. You’re friendship with Brutus was of comparatively little value to his loyalty to Rome. So, Brutus betrayed you. The same way, Antony acted as if he was supporting the Roman citizens when giving Caesar’s eulogy.
His actions sent a message that he was to be respected no matter what. Also, the fact that he contended with the top man drove his point home: he demanded respect. A man capable of capturing the respect and admiration of an army is a man capable of leading an army; inspiring them, stirring them to bravery, to courage, to wrath, to love, to sorrow, to indignation, to arms, to war. He understood the importance of the way the men viewed him, and knew exactly how to manipulate this to his advantage. Achilles was socially aware, whereas Agamemnon neglected his social
Mr Peltier emphesize that every evidence they collected leads to conclusion that he is innocent. In the end of his speech, Mr Peltier uses repitation of “ I am not” to remind the people of jury and the judges that he is not guilty whatsoever: “No, I'm not the guilty one here; I'm not the one who should be called a criminal”. Mr Peltier then proceed to deepen the Ethos of his message by expressing his perception of the judges decision: “I have done nothing to feel guilty about!”. Even if the judges plead him guilty, he will not feel guilty at all because he knows that he has not murdered
Antony was talking about how honorable Brutus is but as he gets to talking about how Brutus kills him, he states “He was your friend, faithful and just to me” (2.2.13). Antony knew how great of a friend was to him, but Caesar being a king would change all of that. Caesar would be a different man, and not as faithful toward Antony. When Brutus speaks and his first words were “be patient till the last” (2.2.1). Brutus wants the people to listen to his reason, and not think he is a murderer but a man with a quest.
With this condescending perspective, he is led to believe that he is above all others, which leads to his free choice. His free choice is represented by a quote from the guard surveying Polyneices body, “We saw this girl giving that dead man's corpse full burial rites—an act you’d made illegal” (337). Although Creon's own niece turns out to be the one that went against his word, he still chooses to follow through with the punishment even though the deed Antigone did was morally right. The punishment that he lays upon Antigone is excessive and unjust considering the crime. While in an argument with her, he calls to his guards proclaiming, “Take her and shut her up, as I have ordered, in her tomb’s embrace [...] Then leave her there alone, all by
Brutus had been the final man to make the decision to kill Caesar out of the good of Rome. Although Brutus betrayed his bond with Caesar, he had stayed loyal to Rome and they showed loyalty back by doing their best to help him and by saying he had died a hero. Julius Caesar’s last words were, “Et Tu Brute”(Shakespeare 3.1) meaning in other words “you too Brutus” as he was shocked that his best friend had destroyed the meaning of trust and loyalty in a friendship. This is yet another example of, you can’t trust everyone you know, and learn how to trust your own
Brutus’ nobility takes away much of his understanding for how the plebeians understand and think. Brutus takes part in the stabbing of Caesar because it is what 's best for Rome so after in his speech to the plebs, he 's giving perfectly logical reasoning to someone of his stature, but ok`3`for the plebs it doesn 't mean very much for them as it does not provoke emotion. Referencing Caesar 's death Brutus lectures to the plebs, “Believe me for mine / honor, and have respect to mine honor that you may be- / lieve. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your / senses that you may the better judge (III.ii.15-18). Brutus clearly thinks that speaking in a more formal manner will get his point to the plebs while as they are not very dignified honorable people they don’t take the point home.
After killing King Duncan, he obtained the position of king and did not look back. Although he was suffering from guilt, when he had to decide the ending of someone’s life, he did not have to consult his morals. It should also be said that once he moved into a powerful position, he no longer need Lady Macbeth to make poor choices. As Macbeth’s independence grew, his pride developed turning him into a tyrant. “From whom this tyrant holds the due of birth.” (Macbeth, III, vi, 25).