1. What does it mean about Cassius’s plan that he has to mislead Brutus to make it happen? He had Cinna send Brutus a fake letter, in order to convince him that the public really preferred Pompey over Caesar. It means that he is willing to betray his own friend to get what he wants. 2.
In lines 15-22, Cassius was questioning Brutus of what they would do if Popillius was telling Caesar their plan. From the way Cassius spoke in the scene, I was able to understand Cassius' reason for questioning Brutus as he began to talk with a nervous tone, which indicates that he was unsure of what they would do. As the scene continues, Brutus told Cassious to stand firm because Popillius was not telling Caesar of their plan. I was able to understand this dialogue because in the film you can hear Brutus's command in his voice, which showed me he was sure of what he was doing and that nothing would go
There are a lot of different themes that could be used to describe the play of Julius Caesar. Power is a big part of the play and is probably the best theme of it. Throughout the play, power has a big impact on the story line and the way the story goes. It is evident to the conspirators that Julius Caesar is headed for absolute power; he becomes a threat to the ideals and values of the Roman Republic. They assassinate Caesar before he can be crowned king.
Flaws of a Tragic Hero! Honor can be looked upon in different ways. In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus is looking and thought to be honored for his selfless actions, but Mark Antony seems to think otherwise. Antony contrasts from Brutus, which helps Brutus’ development as a tragic hero and advances the plot.
Brutus’s speech focused on ethos and pathos, As he is giving his speech brutus says “that my love for caesar was no less than his” implying that he is saddened by caesar's death. He continues on immediately afterwards saying “Not that I loved caesar less, it's that I love rome more!” Using ethics, brutus then says “Had you rather caesar live and die all slaves, than that caesar dead and live all three men?” using ethics. Later brutus says that “there is tears for his love: joy, for his fortune: honor, for his valor: and death for his ambition.” using both ethos and pathos.
This essay is written about the differences of Brutus and Cassius in the play Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar was written by William Shakespeare. It has a lot of characters in it that will switch up on people that they are close to. Brutus and Cassius have many similarities in this play. A couple of them are that they both want to get rid of Caesar, they are both respected greatly, and they had a role in Caesar’s death.
Rhetorical Differences The reason Brutus failed to continue to have the citizens of Rome persuaded is simplified in this quote by Robert A Heinlein: “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.” Brutus failed while Antony succeeded because Brutus relied on logic whereas Antony relied on the emotions of the people. Despite the fact that Antony did it for the wrong reasons, he obviously was more skilled in rhetoric than Brutus.
Do you think brutus is a tragic hero? Well he is since he has a strong relationship with Caesar, his relationship with the citizens of rome is greater. For example,” This was the noblest roman of them all the conspirators, except him did that they did out of jealousy of Caesar; Only he, in general -honest thought and common good to all, made one of them His life was gentle, and the elements so mix'd in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world,” This was a man!” This quote from act 5 shows how he was considered a tragic hero by anthony which was Caesar’s son.
Brutus and Antony speak in Caesar's funeral, they use ethos, pathos, and logos to get their point across. With the use of the pathos, logos, and ethos Brutus gets the attention of the commoners. He asks the commoners if what he is going to say is going to offend them, if it does he asks of them to leave there and they all tell Brutus no. Antony speaks before Brutus and gets his point across but fails at his point and just gets the crowd thinking. Brutus than uses his speech techniques to win over the commoner’s ears to listen to him.
Cassius and Brutus are very different people. They have a few things in common, they both killed Caesar. They killed him for two different reasons. Cassius was jealous and Brutus did it for a good reason. Cassius killed Caesar because he was jealous that Caesar was full of power.
Antony’s funeral oration is one of the most important speeches in Julius Caesar. Antony is the most skillful speaker because of his ability to turn a mass of uneducated plebeians once faithful towards the conspirators completely against them with emotional appeals. In Antony’s speech, one of his uses of emotional appeals is to create a kind and friendly relationship with plebeians. At the beginning of his discourse, he uses a synecdoche and asyndeton with his appeal.
Friends can turn on you in a heartbeat even if you thought you knew them. People you trust and care for can change their mind in an instant and turn against you to do harm to you. The story Julius Caesar shows this between the honorable Brutus and Caesar. Caesar thought Brutus was a trustworthy person but for Brutus there is something more important to him then Caesar. Brutus is a great soldier and an honorable man and we may know people like this.
How do politics affect relationships? A quote from Thomas Jefferson states, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend” (Jefferson). Thomas Jefferson asserts that differences in opinions, in this case politics, should not affect personal relationships. However, this may prove true in some cases, politics can have both negative and positive effects on relationships.