Brutus spoke of Caesar as his friend who was too ambitious for his own good, while Antony questioned Brutus' words and made everyone else consider his words too. Brutus explains "As Caesar loved me, I weep for him." Brutus still considered Caesar a friend and is distraught by his death. But he also knew Caesar was too powerful for his own good and could only be stopped by one way. In Antony's speech, he exclaims "He was my friend, faithful and just to me."
“‘The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. ‘Brutus,’ and ‘Caesar.’ What should be in that ‘Caesar’?” (Julius Caesar 1.2) Cassius uses charisma to manipulate Brutus in this particular scene by using comparisons to show Brutus that Caesar is as equal as everyone around him and that he has his own faults. This is very important because this shows Brutus that Caesar is not as incredible as he sounds.
So were you” (Act I, Scene II, Lines 93-97). This quote from Cassius to Brutus is the seed. Cassius uses little bits of doubt in Caesar to get Brutus questioning Caesar. This plan was one of cowardice, he told the other conspirators that it needed to be done for the betterment of Rome. His reasoning was because Caesar was preparing to become the dictator of Rome.
This certainly gives the movie more trustworthiness because its easier for the spectators trust the previous trainers opinion, because they are sharing their experience. in Julius Caesar, during Mark Antonys speech, his first line of the speech is the most persuasive in the usage of ethos “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!” This shows how he demands to tell the people of Rome in a hospitable way. Moreover, there was usage of rhetorical irony when Antony throughout his speech was continuously saying “And Brutus is an honorable man.” This questioning was aimed to see the ethos of Brutus Now comparing pathos which is the appeal to
In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Antony implicitly challenges Brutus’ defense of why he killed Caesar by imparting a message of the humility and goodness of Caesar to the plebeians most effectively through the use logos, or reason, through explanations and physical evidence. For example, Antony began his speech with examples of how Caesar wasn’t ambitious, as Brutus suggested, by bringing up an occasion that the plebeians witnessed of when“on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition? Yet Brutus says he was ambitious” (Shakspeare 3.2. 97-100).
Brutus demonstrates loyalty to Rome which makes him vulnerable to being manipulated. Cassius convinces Brutus to join the conspiracy by proclaiming, “‘Brutus’ and ‘Caesar.’ What should be in that ‘Caesar’? / Why should that name be sounded more than yours?
While both Mark Antony and Brutus use ethos to depict important positions to the audience, Brutus' position captivates the audience and trumps that of Antony's. In his speech Mark Antony describes the friendship that he and Caesar shared, "He was my friend, faithful just to me," then continues and provides concession, "But Brutus says he is an honorable man. " This shows how Antony believes that he is more prone than Brutus to know and understand the character of Caesar. On the other hand Brutus takes on multiple positions by targeting multiple types of people, "Romans, Countrymen, and lovers! Hear me," to provide for more people in the audience to open up to what he is saying, and as a result gain more support.
Cassius' ambition is to turn Brutus' view of Caesar a full 180 degrees. Therefore, he is able to convince Brutus of how good of a friend he is and how he will not lead him in the wrong direction. With this in mind, “ Your hidden worthiness into your
Cassius’s interpretation of loyalty involved him being in power and showing loyalty to the conspirators and Mark Antony felt that Caesar was going to do great things for Rome, so he showed loyalty to him. Mark Antony, Brutus and Cassius clearly showed that they each had a different idea of what being loyal meant. In Antonys eyes, following and agreeing with Julius Caesar was not only showing loyalty to him, but also to Rome. He felt
Within Antony’s speech to the Romans he uses anaphoric text to spike a whirl of rage towards Brutus. Repeatedly Antony states “Brutus is an honorable man” emphatically for the duration of his speech to contradict Brutus’s nobility ( March Antony, Lines 83,88,95 ). Before Antony begins his speech he is approached by the Romans with comments to not speak bad on Brutus’s name, which is why he utilized the anaphora to repeat that Brutus is an honorable man therefore allowing him to gain the Romans trust to speak. Antony does not say these lines truthfully but sarcastically to make the people of Rome feel furious against Brutus for taking Caesar to his mortal death.
Pathos, is persuasion using emotion and a lot of people use pathos to persuade someone into doing something they want. When Cassius tries to persuade Brutus into thinking that he is just as good as Caesar, he announces that he is going to forge signatures from several citizens, in his soliloquy. Soliloquies reveal inner thoughts and feelings out loud, when no one else is able to hear. Doing this will let Brutus to see that he, himself, is just as good as Caesar and any other Roman. Having that would build the confidence in Brutus, allowing him to stand up to Caesar and plan the attack on him much more easily.
Cassius is a foil to Brutus due to their reasons for killing Caesar. Cassius's reasons goes more towards fear and jealousy, and hs more of a selfish reason to end Caesar's life. While Brutus's motive is, wholeheartedly, for the good of Rome, and his loyalty towards Rome is greater than his of Caesars. An example for Cassius being selfish and fearful is when he sent forged letter to Brutus just to get him to help him kill Caesar. Brutus's every action in this play is for the good of Rome, he was hesitant at first because he did not believe he was a threat to Rome and the citizens until Cassius sent the forged letters.
I believe he was a patriot. Lots of people debate on this matter: is Brutus a patriot or a bretrayer? His intentions were only for the people of his country and though he had a battle with his own thoughts on the matter, he decided killing Caesar was for the best. In Act 3, Scene 1, Page 11, it clearly shows how his intentions were only for the best and not for personal gain, like I previouslt stated, it was for the countrymen. He had to get help deciding along the way.
Have you ever felt your loneliest even when surrounded by those who claim to be your closest friends? Have you ever gotten that uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach when putting your trust in someone who has stood by your side for years? If Julius Caesar, would have paid attention to his surroundings, he might have lived to see another day. In spite of his friendship with Caesar, Marcus Brutus took it upon himself and the conspirators, to kill Caesar. In their eyes, they saw Caesar’s initiative to control Rome as disastrous for the well-being of the people.