The least honorable character of Julius Caesar is Decius because he lies to people oftentimes. According to the text, Decius tells Caesar that his wife’s nightmares mean nothing at all and that Caesar should still show up to the Senate. This is very unhonorable, as one should always tell the truth. Based on the text, Decius is the type to lie often. The evidence is showing that the more honorable characters never lie as much as Decius. An example of this is how Brutus is completely honest with his reasoning for killing Caesar. It is very unhonorable to lie and say that the nightmares mean nothing at all, when one does not even know that for a fact and when one knows that someone is going to be killed.
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
In Act I, Scene II, Cassius successfully influences Brutus to oppose Caesar's rule through the use of different word devices such as figurative language, imagery, and repetition. Cassius’s ability to manipulate words through figurative language is what played the largest role in radicalizing Brutus’s views on Caesar becoming king. As soon as cassius begins to speak, he uses figurative language to stroke Brutus’s ego. By using figurative language, it seems that Caesar’s rise in power means Brutus and Cassius will become “petty men”: “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world/Like a Colossus, and we petty men/Walk under his huge legs” (135-137). This shows that in the sense of the Colossus, Brutus and Cassius will be stuck riding between the legs of the might
Throughout Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, multiple nonconcrete aspects affect the plot. These aspects mix with some of the actions of the characters. The play begins with Julius Caesar returning to Rome after defeating his rival and is close to becoming the leader. A group of conspirators plans to assassinate Caesar in hopes of interfering with the obscene amount of power that he would gain if he took the position. Although there are warnings against going to the senate-house, Caesar ignores all of them and goes anyway. Both the group of conspirators and Caesar end up at the senate house, where Caesar is killed. The aftermath of the assassination includes a debate involving an entire crowd of people and a civil war. These
First of all he was motivated by envy over Caesar’s power. Cassius felt that Caesar did not deserve to rule Rome. Secondly, Cassius was upset because he had saved Caesar from drowning in the Tiber River. “But ere we could arrive the point proposed, Caesar cried, “Help me, Cassius, or I sink!” (Shakespeare 1.2.110-111). In this quote Cassius describes a time when Caesar and him were by the river and Caesar dared Cassius to swim to the other side. When he was in, Cassius told Caesar to join him so he did but realized he couldn’t swim and yelled for Cassius to help him.Cassius described it as a time when Caesar was not a mighty god like he had been chosen to be but instead was a weak man. Last off, Cassius thinks that Caesar’s temper is dangerous. Cassius states;
In these scenes Julius Caesar, Cassius is a deceiving man. Throughout the play, Cassius is constantly trying to turn people against Caesar. Cassius uses his power to manipulate others around him. Cassius says, describing Brutus in a highly matter, “Well, Brutus, thou
Jealousy is a hatred for someone better than you and “acting like a child” means being immature and having no sense, put those together and get Cassius. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, jealousy is a big motif within the Tragedy; everything revolves around jealousy, without it what would the story line be? Everyone is a bit jealous but out of all the characters the one conspirator who is over the top filled with jealousy is Cassius. Cassius’s jealous child outburst usually is toward people with more power than him, in this case that powerful person is Caesar. Cassius’s jealousy leads him to tell people to go against Caesar which obviously leads to Caesar's assassination.
In the end, this allows Decius to accomplish his task of getting Caesar to the Senate House. Likewise, Decius attempts to gain Caesar’s sympathy in hopes of making Caesar give in and go against his wife who begs him to stay behind. In order to gain Caesar’s sympathy, Decius mentions how he wishes to avoid the humiliation of entering the Senate House without Caesar; Decius mentions, “Most mighty Caesar, let me know some cause, / Lest I be laughed at when I tell them so” (II.ii.73-74). By mentioning his desire to avoid public humiliation and to receive a reason as to why Caesar will not leave with him, Decius causes Caesar to consider whether or not it is really necessary to stay behind. This questioning that is done by Caesar enables Decius to easily manipulate Caesar into accomplishing his goal. Decius also uses Caesar’s ego in order to convince him to go to the Senate House; Decius claims, “If Caesar hide himself, shall they not whisper, / ‘Lo, Caesar is afraid’? / Pardon me, Caesar, for my dear dear love / To your proceeding bids me tell you this” (II.ii.104-107). Mentioning the fact that the senators may question Caesar’s credibility and bravery, immediately makes a large impact in favor of Decius. With a troubled Caesar, Decius is able to make him bend to his will with ease, and ultimately accomplishes his task of getting Caesar to the Senate
Julius Caesar is possibly the most well-known Romans today. While he was not the first dictator of Rome, his consolidation of power marked the end of the Roman Republic and set the foundation of the Roman Empire. This foundation would later be utilized by Julius Caesar’s heir and adopted son, Octavian, to become the first Emperor of Rome. Many of Julius Caesar’s traits made him dangerous to his political opponents. Of these traits, his ambition, his commitment, and his fearlessness were crucial forces that allowed Caesar to amass more political power than any other Roman had before.
The murder of the fallen dictator, from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, was by the hands of Cassius. Cassius was a jealous man, especially of his sovereign. This leads him to commit murder with a group of nobleman, through which he manipulates a leading character, to help him. These are just two of many reasons why Cassius is such a compelling character. Cassius was the lead conspirator who saw Brutus as the catalyst to unite the leading noble people against Julius Caesar. He was jealous throughout the entire play, which makes him a flat and static character.
Generally, when people get there way with others they do it with words: they want others to agree with their point of view and from where they're coming from with their situation and to give them what they want. People make choices based on their emotions and appeals and logical tricks, which allows manipulator to control their thinking and behavior. In William Shakespeare the Tragedy Of Julius Caesar , Cassius persuades Brutus to turn against his friends, Decius reinterprets Calpurnia dreams that leads to Caesar. Antony convinces the crowd to turn against the
Julius Caesar was in the BC era of time where there were gladiators and Roman tribunes. Wonder what a Roman tribune is? Let us find out why in Julius Caesar’s time we would need tribunes. To define a Roman tribune you have to understand the meaning of the word first. Roman is a citizen of Rome. Tribune comes from the Latin word tribunus which means officer connected with a tribe. Roman tribune is one who is the chief in charge of the legion. Who was a Roman tribunes in Julius Caesar? Murellus was one of the tribunes in the play. In the first scene we see Murellus mad at the people. He calls them out for not giving Pompey gratitude he deserves. Pompey deserved gratitude and honor because he served in his father’s army. He wiped out the scattered bands of slaves that were under the defeated Spartacus. He deserves honor for taking over and being a respectable leader. Murellus had a valid reason to be mad at the people because they were cheering for Caesar returning from Spain having
Brutus, a loyal, murderous, and honorable friend to Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony, a well-loved server and friend to Caesar as well, both verbally battle it out through speech during Caesar's funeral to win during the hearts of Rome. As one puts reason over emotion, the other puts emotion over reason. Mark Antony's strong feelings for Caesar move the Romans deeply, placing much emphasis on how Brutus' guilt and stoicism for the death of Caesar is not enough.
In the play Julius Caesar and Titus Andronicus there are two very similar characters in both plays, yet at the same time surprisingly different. Aaron in Titus Andronicus is considered the puppeteer of the play, he is known for his conniving manipulation and his downright hatred for humanity. Throughout the play Aaron destroys many lives in hopes of desolating Rome and all of its citizens as a form of vengeance. However in Julius Caesar, Cassius is known for his manipulation and love for Rome, who would do anything to protect Rome. Cassius ends up taking advantage of Brutus and his power and ends up convincing Brutus
All three characters took a part in the actual stabbing, not counting Caesar of course, but they all took parts in planning out the actual event. They all took a part in getting the conspiracy together, making it easier for it to happen, and making the careful decisions at the right time to allow for the event to happen in the way that it happened.