In Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, the main character, Julius Caesar, believes he has two good friends in Mark Antony and Brutus, and he has good reason to believe so. That is until Brutus literally stabs Caesar in the back. Now it is time for Caesar’s funeral and both Brutus and Antony are giving speeches. During their speeches, Brutus and Antony use ethos, logos, and pathos, but with very different intentions. Brutus intends to justify his actions, and gain the support of the Roman people.
The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations. He even states his goal. “For this alliance so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3. 91-92). Whether the Friar realizes it or not, he has just done something terrible that only strengthens the bond of these two lovers.
Rhetorical strategies used in Act three scene two (Brutus funeral speech) of Julius caesar written by Shakespeare. Has the thought of sacrificing something you love for something you supposedly love more ever crossed your mind? In the play julius caesar, caesar returns to rome and the people are overjoyed by his defeat of Pompey and offered him the crown. Cassius a long time political enemy of caesar was envious of his power and prestige. Convinces brutus a friend of caesar’s to turn on him in fear of a republic.
Flattery is an important theme in Julius Caesar. The first scene that shows flattery is the scene where Calpurnia is trying to persuade her husband, Julius Caesar to not go out to the capital because she had an omen of Caesar’s death through a dream. She almost succeeds if it was not for the arrival of Decius Brutus. Desius
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision because his reason to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848). This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him.
The relationship between civilization and barbarism is a prominent theme in the ancient times, where civilizations concerned themselves with shunning the barbarous. Whether it was the Goths, Greeks, Romans, or Scythia, barbarous behavior was considered beastly, and their supposed superiority to the beastly was a source of pride. Rome was one of the most civilized empires in the ancient world to rule, but in Shakespeare’s most brutal tragedy of Titus Andronicus, the Roman characters in the play both explicitly and implicitly define civility as slaughtering the Goths and many other Romans in the name of Rome. The Romans consider the Goth’s to be barbarous people, but in reality, they too are ruthless in their actions. Shakespeare allows the
Antony uses sarcasm, pathos, and verbal irony because those appeal to the Romans greed and envy, causing him to make the Romans go against Brutus. Antony decides to use verbal irony and sarcasm to explain that what Brutus did is wrong while Brutus uses rhetorical devices to proof he did the right thing. Antony is giving his speech at Caesar’s funeral. Antony states, “They that has done this deed are honorable”(JC, III, ii, 224). Antony tells the Romans how cruel and wrong Brutus and Cassius are, but he still calls them honorable men.
While Decius is speaking with Caesar, trying to flatter Caesar with the use of rhetoric into going to the capitol on The Ides of March, Caesar becomes flattered and agrees to Decius’s request after Decius has stated “Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck/Reviving blood, and that great men shall press.”(39 Decius). Later in the play, a man Metellus is attempting to gain his brother freedom from banishment by using rhetoric upon Caesar,Caesar denies his request and declares “Be not fond,/ To think that Caesar bears such rebel blood” (43 Caesar). Caesar is ultimately manipulated by Decius’s use of rhetoric, but his one-sided arrogance still leads him to a conclusion, that he is not fooled by flattering. Caesar’s inability to be flattered is false, the rhetoric used upon him by intentful characters in the play often times leads to his trickery, his proclamation of his inability to be flattered contradicts his true feelings. Thus proving Caesar’s actions challenge his true beliefs/feelings, because his proclamation of his inability to be flattered contradicts his true feelings/beliefs of
The letters stated that Brutus needs to act out against Caesar and interprets them as the people are against Caesar. Brutus does not know the letters are fake and is fooled. Who knows if Brutus would have joined if he never would of got the letters. Cassius is cunning and jealous of Caesar. He feels Caesar is no better than him and is threatened by him.
Another thing they also have in common is after they get power they do bad things with the power they have. Cassius is a senator in Shakespeare 's “Julius Caesar.” He is jealous of Julius Caesar because of all the power and love he gets, as shown in the quote "Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about." This quote basically states that cassius is tired of Julius being better and that he thinks they should not be beneath him. Cassius also seeks to get his own power. To achieve this he manipulates Brutus as shown by this quote, “Well, Brutus, thou art noble; yet, I see, Thy honourable metal may be wrought From that it is disposed: therefore it is meet That noble minds keep ever with their likes; For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” This quote shows that Cassius believes he has power over Brutus and that he will eventually be
Cassius alters information to manipulate Brutus’ noble nature and views. Cassius’ techniques for manipulating Brutus include flattery and convincing. Caesar dislikes Cassius, but is friendly to Brutus. Brutus’ first concern is the people of Rome and their safety, and Cassius prompts Brutus that Caesar is too powerful, power leads to corruption, and the Roman people fear his control.
When Cimber was kneeling Caesar, “I must prevent thee Cimber” (3.1.36). Caesar was a tragic hero because he loved Rome and tried to take care of Rome though he desired power as king of Rome. But Brutus never wanted to be like Caesar by taking the crown. He loved Rome and that’s why he killed Caesar who he loved and himself. He wanted to be an honorable man and not taking the crown that would make him
Cassius Longinus’ love for Rome is his sole focus, and when this focus becomes excessive, it impairs his judgment resulting in his downfall. When Caesar returns from the battle against Gaius Pompey, Cassius becomes aware of Caesar’s desire of becoming King. With the intention of saving Rome from the disaster Caesar may cause, he begins to lead a conspiracy against him. He