Having to choose between his loyalty to Rome and his loyalty to his close friend, Brutus shows what is more important to him by finally killing Caesar. In Act I, Brutus tells Cassius, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people/Choose Caesar for their king” (Shakespeare I.ii.85-86). Brutus fears that Caesar will be crowned king, which contradicts the values of the Roman Republic. And after some persuading from the conspirators and Cassius, Brutus finally joins in on the act to kill Caesar before he can do any damage to Rome.
“Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that ‘Caesar’? Why should that name be sounded more than yours?” (1.2.140). Brutus allowed Cassius to talk him into killing Caesar, and believed that he should be loved and supported as much as Caesar. Brutus knew that with Caesar out of the way, he would become the people's
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).
Antony is the character that contrasts with Brutus. This being because Brutus is too naive to Antony’s true intentions. Some evidence for this is when Antony asks to speak at Caesar’s funeral and Brutus responds with, “You shall, Mark Antony.” This shows that Brutus put no thought into his decision; he just thinks that Antony is weak and flimsy. But in reality Antony turned the plebeians against the conspirators.
Influential words can alter one's perspective, after having a set mindset for positive intentions. In Julius Caesar, a book by Shakespeare, Mark Anthony delivers a speech in Caesar's funeral with intentions that would alter the plebeians perspective of Brutus, and Brutus´s speech. Brutus had formerly convinced the group while speaking that his main purpose for killing caesar was for the best of Rome, and that Caesar, the emperor, was unfit for Rome. As a senator and friend to Caesar, Mark Anthony believes that's bogus, and has promised to Caesar and himself, that he will seek to get the praise and honor that Caesar deserves. When someone fights to get their message across, they use syntax, diction.. to persuade a strong group of people to
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.
When making an argument to sway someone, one must first recognize when speaking that it is not so much what one says so much as how they say it. This can be seen in none other than Shakespeare’s renowned Tragedy of Julius Caesar when Calpurnia attempts to tell Caesar to stay home while Decius Brutus attempts the opposite. In Act II, scene ii, both make their arguments to convince Caesar to attend, or not attend, the senate meeting on the Ides of March in which the conspirators plan to assassinate the leader. While Calpurnia approaches Caesar using an emotional appeal, Decius decides to use a more logical appeal to persuade the general to fall into his trap. Ultimately Decius proves to be more successful in his attempt than Calpurnia, due to
Another example is when Brutus is asked to join the assassins, and he says “If these be motives weak, break off betimes, And every man hence to his idle bed; so let high-sighted tyranny range on” (JC 2.1.121-123). A clearer version of what he is saying, is that it is the duty of every Roman man to prevent tyranny from surviving. He also states that if the man’s intentions are not good, then they should not participate in the execution of the task. This is directed towards some of the other assassins because he knew many of them had poor intentions. Cassius was part of the assassins only because he was jealous and feared that if Caesar became king he would be killed.
“What other bond, than secret Romans that spoke the word, and will not palter?” I believe that Brutus and the Conspiracy should go to the capital and kill Caesar, and they should do what they had planned to do. Why should they? For the Romans to have a good place to live, pride, and confidence for their country. Caesar should not be crowned king, Caesar should not become the leader of the Roman people.
For example, the line “Caesar was ambitious” (Wiggins DR-177 ) in Antony’s speech came out of the Brutus’s speech when he was calling Caesar ambitious. He knows what to do to prevent the bad future. Another example is Antony’s decision of killing Lepidus brother and telling Octavius that Lepidus is unworthy for the triumvir. He continued to control his fate by killing its rivals and securing it future. Sometimes the fate was with him; for example, Brutus’s decision of going to Philippi to battle Rome was a fate because Brutus and his army had a better position of
The Character Brutus In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Brutus is a character that has the most difficult decision in the play. To disobey his loyalty to Caesar, or to disobey his loyalty to Rome. At first we all believe that Brutus is a good guy and wouldn’t turn his back on Caesar.
Brutus wants to kill Caesar because Caesar wants to be crowned king, and is trying to see if evil can come from good. They was thinking that Caesar was going to abuse his power when they separate it from compassion. Caesar let his emotions get the better of his reason. Caesar is that type to turn his back on his supporters and reaches for the skies while scorning those who helped him get where he is now. Caesar trying to avoid what the gods want to happen.
Do you think brutus is a tragic hero? Well he is since he has a strong relationship with Caesar, his relationship with the citizens of rome is greater. For example,” This was the noblest roman of them all the conspirators, except him did that they did out of jealousy of Caesar; Only he, in general -honest thought and common good to all, made one of them His life was gentle, and the elements so mix'd in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world,” This was a man!” This quote from act 5 shows how he was considered a tragic hero by anthony which was Caesar’s son.
Antony vs. Brutus The death of Julius Caesar- renowned military dictator and statesman will be forever remembered. He was brutally murdered by his best friend, Brutus and fellow congressmen. The conspiracy follows out through his funeral where Brutus and his adoptive son, Antony speak upon his death. After carefully analyzing the speeches, one may say Antony did a better job due to his message, use of rhetoric, a rhetorical fallacies.