The Romans showed their love for Caesar in many places, and other characters show their fear of his popularity, with Brutus saying: ”Why are they shouting? I’m afraid the people have made Caesar their king.” Whether or not Caesar would have been a good leader, Rome chose him, and it should have been the right of the people to make the decision, no matter how bad the outcome could have been. For Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators to interfere was a great betrayal of Rome’s
Brutus did the right thing in joining the conspiracy because he’s loyal to the people of Rome, he believes that Julius will become corrupt and forget about the people, and he believes that Caesar is arrogant towards others. Brutus is a well known and admired person in the city of Rome, and he expresses his loyalty to the civilization. In the beginning, he gets worried when the common people begin to treat Caesar as a popular figure after he defeats Pompey. For instance, when Cassius talks to Brutus and he states, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king” (I,ii,75-89).
“I have in the past overly trusted people and was, in turn, let down by some. Since then, I have learned the difference between putting faith into people and blindly trusting them” This is a quote by Do Won Chang that partially relates to Marcus Brutus in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare. The play begins and Brutus is tricked into joining the conspiracy. The conspiracy is a group of people who are willing to go against, Julius Caesar, the next ruler of Rome. They want Brutus to join them because Brutus is a good friend of Caesar, and they could kill Caesar easier with the help of Brutus.
Anthony spoke to the emotions of the crowd by crying and talking about all the good things that Caesar did for Rome in a persuasive tone there 's a major difference between the two speeches Brutus was very honorable and Anthony was very persuasive and smart ,Brutus was Honorable in a way that he always told the people the truth ,his speech was real short to the point and spoke to the logic of the people in the crowd for example .Brutus spoke in a dettach way about Caesar 's death . Another hand Antony appears to the citizens feelings right from the beginning he does this asleep because he really does have a strong feelings about the death of his friend and he loves Caesar and hates the conspirators and wants revenge the strongest contrast between the two characters appears to their ability and inability to to
Brutus was reluctant, like any loyal friend would be, but he believed in the good of the Republic. The Conspirators needed Brutus on their side, because he was well liked by the people of Rome. Thus, having his approvable would show the rest of the Republic that the Conspirators meant well. In order to seal the deal, Cassius had one of his loyalties, Cinna, plant forged letters all over Rome for Brutus to find. In these letters, “townspeople” wrote to Brutus explaining how much they disliked Caesar.
While Brutus spoke well, but had no real factual standpoint, Antony gave many examples of Caesar’s achievements. In his speech he uses Pathos, Logos, Ethos, and Situational Irony to sway his audience. He uses Brutus’ and Cassius’ precious honor and Caesar’s achievements against them, saying, “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept./ Ambition should be made of sterner stuff./ Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,/ And Brutus is an honorable man” (3.2.90-93). In this statement and many other statements following the same pattern Antony degrades the honor and the arguments of Caesar’s ambition that were made by Brutus and the other conspirators. By using situational irony he wins the crowd by a landslide, igniting a war and
When the Elizabethan Era was ending Shakespeare used this fear that many had and paralleled it with the citizens of Rome, when Caesar was assassinated. Marcus Aurelius said that those who look to those who are above them for competition are noble and those who look to those who are below, are vulgar. William Shakespeare knew this as well when he was writing the play. Although many things influenced his play, it can be directly pointed to his knowledge of the evil and corruptness that resides in men and that was what he was trying to give voice to in
Antony’s speech was much more persuasive than Brutus’s speech. Throughout Antony’s speech, he successfully used the aspect of pathos. Antony revealed his emotions with the plebeians throughout his speech, but (III, ii, 164-192) was the most memorable. Antony used sarcasm towards Brutus and his conspiracy, calling them “honorable men”, (III,ii, 97). Overall, Antony knew his audience well.
Similarly, later on in Antony 's speech, another Roman citizen says “We’ll mutiny.” (3.2.244) . The statement expresses the citizens’ loyalty towards Antony and Caesar, because of the fact that the Roman citizens are willing to take action in revenge of Caesar’s murder. The citizens’ loyalty conveys that Antony is a charismatic leader. While it is true that Antony is manipulative; nevertheless, he is a gifted orator. Although Antony takes advantage of Brutus’ trusting nature by promising not to blame the conspirators during his speech at Caesar’s funeral, he utilizes words and devices strategically to persuade the citizens of Rome.
He presumes that Caesar will become a tyrant. As friends Brutus doesn 't want him being king because he holds his honor more than his friends, and to him friendship is just priority. This is a strange attitude to have especially against your best friend whom you 're supposed to be happy and excited for their accomplishments. Another statement from Brutus in Act 1 is “For let the the gods so speed me as I love The name of honor more than I fear death” (I.ii.94-95). In this quote Brutus explains part of his logic/reasoning for killing Caesar.
Brutus killed Caesar for personal reasons rather than for the emolument of Rome. Caesar was a good man that cared about Rome and did what he could for the people. The senators and Brutus were jealous that Caesar was so well liked. This envy lead to malice toward Caesar that ended with his downfall. How could someone that cared so much for the people of Rome have such ill intent
Brutus appears to be the most complicated character. He supports the republic and system of government guided by the votes of the senators. He does not, however, support dictatorship “What’s means this shouting? I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king (I, I) Brutus’ gullibility is ironically one of his purest character traits yet a fatal flaw. Another tragic flaw of his is that he had a lust for power, and because of this Brutus meets his death at the end of this play.