To these remarks, Brutus immediately replies that he is not jealous of Caesar (I.2.163, 173-6). Here, Brutus seems genuine that he is not in search of glory and that he has no issues with Caesar. This example backs the claim that Brutus does have noble intentions. Apparently, however, Cassius’ words were able to affect Brutus more than he knew, as soon after he was turning on Caesar. Furthermore, when the other conspirators are deliberating whether or not to also kill Mark Antony, Brutus convinces the group not to kill anyone other than Caesar.
We learned that Caesar does not like Cassius as he believes he’s not a man to trust while on the contrary, Caesar likes Brutus and doesn’t have a problem with him. An example was we see Caesar not liking Cassius is when he ’s being suspicious on Cassius as the text is stated in the play “ Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men, and such as sleep a-nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much; such men are dangerous” (1.2.192-195). This example helps us see that Caesar is now being suspicious of Cassius and he will surely be keeping on eye on him. An example when we see how Caesar likes Brutus is Cassius is talking to Casca and he tells him “ Caesar doth bear me hard, but he loves Brutus..” (1.2.313).
Antony was talking about how honorable Brutus is but as he gets to talking about how Brutus kills him, he states “He was your friend, faithful and just to me” (2.2.13). Antony knew how great of a friend was to him, but Caesar being a king would change all of that. Caesar would be a different man, and not as faithful toward Antony. When Brutus speaks and his first words were “be patient till the last” (2.2.1). Brutus wants the people to listen to his reason, and not think he is a murderer but a man with a quest.
He acted on greed, hatred, and jealousy instead of having the good of Rome in mind. Author, Donald Wasson, finds that several of the senators, including Cassius, who were involved in the conspiracy against Caesar were “friends and supporters of Pompey who sought both high office and profit” in his article The Murder of Julius Caesar (Wasson). Cassius did not care about what Caesar was doing or would do to Rome with his power, instead he only worried about having power over everyone else. He told Brutus about Julius Caesar’s disabilities and commented about his amazement that “a man of such a feeble temper should so get the start of the majestic world and bear the palm alone” (I.ii.131-133). Cassius never wanted to be below or feel less than anybody.
Anthony is most loyal to you, Caesar, but is also very loyal to himself. He, like a good number of other politicians, also formed temporary ‘loyalties’ with Octavius and Lepidus. However, these bonds were only temporary and Antony only aimed to benefit from them. Antony treated Octavius like a businessman would treat his colleague; maintaining an arms-length partnership. Antony looked down on Lepidus, though.
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.
He begins not by attacking Brutus or the conspirators, but by praising Caesar. His move gives him a greater common ground with the crowd. He provides many examples to prove that Caesar wasn’t ambitious like “I thrice presented him a kingly crown which he did thrice refuse.” Antony continues that Caesar sympathized and felt for the poor: “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept. Mark Antony manipulates the crowd so that his beliefs become theirs. Antony is ultimately the better orator because of his understanding of the
Who is here so vile that will not love his country? If any, speak; for him have I offended” (III.ii.31-34). Replying to Brutus, the crowd can only reply none, in fear of being ridiculed by their peers. No one wants to oppose these statements, because they are all Romans, and they all love their county, so they don’t. Using pathos helps Brutus manipulate his fellow Romans into believing he is doing what is best, even though its all in self
For example, he says he wants to read them the letter but he does not want to make them weep because of how much Caesar loved them. At the end of the speech, Antony has won the citizens over and they feel that what Brutus and Cassius did was wrong and they want
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.