Brutus tells the citizens that he has killed Caesar because he didn’t love his country and he had evil intentions for Rome. Then, he asks the citizens if they are so vile not to love their own country. Brutus has a more persuasive motive as he shows why he has killed
Before Brutus dies he yells out to Cassius, “I kill’d thee with half so good of a will!” Meaning that Brutus is okay with dying because he knows that he had a good life and people will still respect him even after his death. Cassius is ambitious because when Cassius tells Brutus “we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable.” He is saying that because he wants to be like Caesar was and he is still jealous of him even though he is dead. He knows the people still respect Caesar even though he is still dead so he tries to spill out all of Caesar’s bad things he did while he was alive. Unfortunately he doesn’t get anywhere and the people end up hating him and not liking him even
After this Creon goes to Oedipus and tells him about the murder and the punishment that the awful man shall receive for the murder. Oedipus passionately tries to find the killer of the previous king not knowing that the old man he killed a long time a go was actually King Laius; however, he doesn’t know that in fact he is the true killer of king Laius and not only that also that Laius is actually his real dad. On the other hand he tries to search for the killer so intensely that it proves that he is doesn’t know that he himself is the killer of the king. There is a part in the story when the citizens and the priest actually pray to the god because Oedipus has come to save their city from suffering; Oedipus has so much
“Men at some point are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are all underlings.” Was Caesar 's fate to be murdered, and Brutus’ to be praised for his crimes ? Brutus murdered Caesar and offended on one. Since when the victim is the bad guy and the murderer is the good guy. In JULIUS CAESAR, Marc Antony and Brutus each gave a speech after the assassination of Caesar which was lead by Cassius and Brutus. The speeches were given in front of the people of Rome.
Specifically, Antony said, “I rather choose to wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you, than I will wrong such honourable men” (III.ii.124-6). Because of previous Brutus’ speech that was done right before Antony’s, Brutus was known as an honorable person to the Roman citizens, so showing a opposition to him could hurt one’s credibility a lot. Instead, he praises Brutus’ honorableness to gain trust by stating that he would rather defile a dead than to wrong Brutus. Also, he indicated, “He was my friend, faithful and just to me: but Brutus says he was ambitious; and Brutus is an honourable man” (III.ii.84-6). By making a connection between himself and Caesar and showing his respect to Brutus, he is showing that he is also a person in a high enough place to speak in front of the crowd.
Both Brutus and Mark Antony have two entirely different purposes and agendas in each of their speeches to the Roman citizens. Brutus ' aim is to convince the throng of restless Romans that Rome has been saved thanks to the gallant conspirators for slaying the avaricious, power-hungry, Caesar. However, Antony, a loyal friend of Caesar 's, wants to show Brutus and the conspirators for what they really are: nothing but savage murderers who killed Caesar out of spite and jealousy and not for the good of Rome. By doing this, Antony hopes the fickle mob will turn into a bunch of irate demagogues that will settle for nothing less than the revenge and deaths of the conspirators. Brutus ' speech is a useless and ineffective from start to finish.
Betrayal. I never experienced such disrespect until now. The people of Rome should feel the same about what they did to Julius Caesar; they should be disgusted and mad at Brutus, and the people who helped him. Caesar would have been a great king by now if they didn’t revolt against him, blame Brutus! I as a follower of Caesar, maddened because of the followers of Brutus.
Even when faced with the consequences of his actions, his friends dead in front of him, he chooses to rather kill himself than admit that he and his friends were wrong to assassinate Caesar. His dying words were, "Farewell Strato. Caesar now be still. I killed not thee with half so good a will." Brutus clearly felt unbearable remorse for Caesar's death, despite it being entirely his own fault.
The group wrote him letters saying that he deserved to be the king of Rome. This boosted his ego and made him want to join the conspirators. Brutus was there just to justify the reasons for the stabbing of Caesar when it was all said and done and when the people of Rome needed an explanation. He convinced the people into thinking this was for a good cause just because he was considered a good person to the people around him. Brutus was Caesar’s best friend and made him feel secure in his decisions of acting dangerous by going out when all the signs said not to.
In relation to Shakespeare’s Richard III, it is clear that Richard is the anti hero. However, similarly to Oedipus, he shows redeeming qualities, which make us question if he is truly evil. It is evident that his choices and vaulting ambition makes him the tyrant. For example, when he has the members of the senate that support the princes killed, he does this to weaken and later dispose of them. In relation to Thyestes, Atreus is an early figure that represents tyranny because of his wit and expression in speech.