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.
Caesars fatal death by his strong governing peers may have been because Caesar’s hamartia is his arrogance, and this is shown consistently through his life span in the play. Since Caesar has a strong political following and position in Rome’s state, he has much arrogance in his personality and this arrogance is his hamartia which has a fatal ending to his life. If Caesar was more cautious about how he treated other people with little respect then maybe his arrogance would not have been hamartia. When the soothsayer warned Caesar about the Ides of March, if Caesar was not ignorant and arrogant then he would’ve believed the soothsayer which could of saved his life. With Caesar being so arrogant he believed that nothing bad would have ever happen to him, but if he noticed but the signs of what was to come in the Ides of March and how suspicious Cassius, Brutus, and the other congressmen were then he may of not come to a fatal death.
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.
Brutus also made the decision to go Phillipi and fight Octavius and Antony, however, Cassius warns Brutus making that decision would be bad and they should let Octavius and Antony come to them. Brutus was warned before making these decisions, but he chose to ignore them because he feels superior to others and gets out of control with wanting more power, resulting in him failing as a good
Casca on the other hand, is a new recruit to the conspiracy. He is also very angry at Caesar. However, he is worried about the success of the plan, as he continues to see omens that foretell misfortune. In this scene, Casca is being comforted by other conspirators that these “omens” do not mean
He was betrayed by his own friend, and out of arrogance, chose to ignore warnings. While pride is a fair trait, too much can blind one to see the danger of situations. The tragedy of Julius Caesar conveys several important messages that we grasp from characters and
Initially, the people of Rome loved Julius Caesar, but the council did not. Julius Caesar died because of the way that he did things and people did not approve. He had upset the people of the council and the political people of Rome. The people of the council thought that he was going to ruin Rome if he continued to be the dictator. Julius Caesar was the first dictator of Rome, which left the people with a displeasing feeling of him.
Brutus would have been fine if Cassius never talked to him Cassius is what made him such a bad person and brain wash him. Brutus fell to peer pressure if he would have never talked to Cassius about killing Caesar or Brutus becoming a King Brutus would have never stabbed Caesar and Brutus would never have been considered a bad guy because he is not one and he would have never been one. Brutus is a good guy and hopefully this made the people that thought he was a bad guy make them think he’s the good guy he has always been. Brutus was never was a horrible person he did what he was supposed to do and act like he was supposed to act he wasn’t a bad guy never was hopefully this made you Explicator. Spring94, Vol.
The act of giving away money is a selfless act and someone who is ambitious will not be philanthropic. If Caesar was truly ambitious, he would not give his money away to the common folk’s community. This phrasing of the sentence like a question, makes the audience reflect and think about whether that is really true, Since Antony talked about Caesar’s noble acts before, the townsfolk are doubting that Caesar is ambitious. This lures to the pathos of the audience because the rhetorical question pulls on their conscience. Their conscience is questioning whether the murder of Caesar is justifiable, since he was not at all ambitious according to Antony.
The conspirators thought that the plebeians would understand their motives, but, instead,“the city was in shock, and people became increasingly more hostile” after the assassination (Wasson). The commoners sided with Anthony and Octavian, ignoring the lack of justifications that the conspirators and Brutus provided. They were angry that their beloved king had been assassinated by the senators who were supposed to be working and supporting him. The author of The Assassination of Julius Caesar. A People’s History of Ancient Rome and political scientist, Michael Parenti, stated that Caesar’s assassination “marked a turning point in the history of Rome.