Cassius never wanted to be below or feel less than anybody. Cassius believed that Caesar was too weak compared to him and that he was more worthy of having the power Caesar had. To make advancements in his personal agenda, Cassius manipulated several senators into thinking Julius Caesar was a threat to Rome’s
They both had strong speeches in their logos. Brutus told the people that Caesar was killed for a reason by stating “had you rather Caesar were living, and/ die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, above all/ freemen?” (3.2 24-26). Brutus was telling the people that since Caesar are dead, everyone can be free and no one should have to be slaves by force. Even though that Brutus won in ethos and pathos, Antony had a slightly stronger logos appeal. Antony told the people about him trying to make Caesar king.
While Cassius, a man that has a clear hatred for Caesar, may think he persuaded Brutus into thinking Caesar is a bad man that is no good for Rome, it becomes apparent that Brutus has formed those ideas on his own. Cassius is adamant on getting Brutus on his side which seems to be the beginning of their problems. Cassius orders fake letters to be presented to Brutus yo convince him that the people
This was a unique way to bring Caesar’s character back into the story and get a message to Brutus. Although Brutus was not expecting it, he got the message. In conclusion, there are many different traits showing Brutus as a tragic hero. Brutus had to make a life-changing decision when he killed Caesar and he also made a very important choice when he let Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral. He had to learn from this choice and see what he did wrong.
Caesar’s death divided the Roman Republic. Some citizens, like Brutus and Cassius, believed that Caesar had to die if the Roman Republic was to remain. Other citizens, like Mark Antony, believed that Caesar had been murdered before he had accomplished his greatest contributions to society. This difference in opinion, first expressed during the funeral orations for Caesar, spread throughout Roman society, leading to civil wars and the eventual fall of the Republic. Hundreds of years later, Shakespeare dramatized the events around Caesar’s death.
Caesar was a famous military general that had great hopes and dreams of becoming the king of Rome, but was prevented from doing so by his death. Caesar was a great man. He was very brave and noble,having all the virtues of a hero, but most terrible in his ambitiousness. Ultimately, it was his great ambition that leads to his downfall finally ending in his death. Caesar’s death was the most tragic part of the story by far.
Everyone knows that Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by his friends, so they naturally assume Caesar is a tragic hero. In digging deeper, the real tragic hero of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is revealed. To begin, William Shakespeare’s play is based on historical events that occurred in Rome around 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was born in 102 B.C. and died in 44 B.C.
“Danger knows full well / That Caesar is more dangerous than he” (2.2). Julius Caesar was arrogant, cunning, and a military mastermind. With these traits, he was definitely no ordinary man; to the Romans, he was a godlike figure that caused the senators to fear him. Caesar recognized his strengths, which earned him the title of an ambitious man. In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Caesar's ambition helped guide him become the successful ruler he strived to be, but at the same time, his blinded lust for power led him to his untimely death.
Moreover, Caesar ignores his own feeling of uneasiness towards Cassius for the sake of his pride. In Act 1, Scene 2, Caesar expresses to Antony the uneasiness he feels about Cassius. Yet, he says “I rather tell thee what is to be fear’d than what I fear; for always I am Caesar” (1.2.223-224). Despite the warnings and omens and even his own feelings, Caesar fails to eliminate the dangerous figures such as Cassius because he believes that acting upon
He also showed that his emotions toward Caesar has affected his process of thought and what he was saying at the time. This enabled thoughts of sadness in the crowd and they begun to feel bad about Caesar’s death. “Look, in this place ran Cassius' dagger through. See what a rent the envious Casca made. Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabbed.