Caesar was beginning to show signs that he saw himself above roman jurisdiction which was contradicting Republic values. The senate also did not like the fact that Julius Caesar was extremely disrespectful towards them on multiple accounts which showed his arrogance. Suetonius states, “Two tribunes of the people ordered the fillet to be removed at once from his statue and the offender imprisoned. But Caesar reprimanded and summarily degraded them both.”
man who had decided that he knew what was best for Rome. Brutus claimed that he was killing Caesar for the good of Rome. He was worried that Caesar would become a tyrannical ruler, and ruin Rome. However, he had very little proof that Caesar would actually become a tyrant. Caesar had always cared a lot for the Roman public, even naming all Romans benefactors in his will.
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.
Antony gives several other examples of the exact reasons why Caesar isn’t guilty, but this is most impactful one because the people personally saw Caesar rejecting the crown therefore making it a testimony of Caesar that he could never have the traits of always trying to add to his power since he
Both Brutus and Cassius had a similarity into assassinating Caesar; they both were afraid that Caesar would rise too much in power, feel very powerful being king or becoming a tyrant ruler “I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king” (I.II.84-85). They also had some differences into assassinating Caesar; Brutus was convinced by Cassius into assassinating Caesar believing it was for the “good of Rome” while Cassius did it because he was much jealous of Caesar into becoming King of Rome. Another similarity that both these characters share is how they died; both you could say committed suicide. At the end we could also see how both of these characters regretted assassinating Caesar because it didn’t bring Rome any good and what both had planned just didn’t go as they thought it
A totally tyrant of the kingdom. For these self-indulgent reasons Cassius is a villain. Trying to take something good and spin it into his own benefit. Brutus on the other hand was only half bought in, he didn't really want to take the life of a friend even if it is for the betterment of Rome. He finally agree with Cassius’s persuasion.
Cassius knew and warned Brutus yet Brutus was being stubborn for better words and did not listen. Cassius was suicidal and didn’t exactly speak his opinion when it was needed or could of been heard. Cassius also killed one of his own men during war who was a coward! That shows major disloyalty with Cassius knowing that they shouldn’t of gone to Philippi in the first place. Julius Caesar would of made a great leader for Rome and showed loyalty and gave to his country in his will .
“‘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.
Cassius’ techniques for manipulating Brutus include flattery and convincing. Caesar dislikes Cassius, but is friendly to Brutus. Brutus’ first concern is the people of Rome and their safety, and Cassius prompts Brutus that Caesar is too powerful, power leads to corruption, and the Roman people fear his control.
In the discussion of Julius Caesar, one controversial issue is how did he die. On the one hand, he is more of a victim than villain. On the other hand, he can be a villain more than a victim. Everyone has a different perspective for if he is a victim or villain. In the following paragraphs, there will be a comparison on Mark Antony’s Funeral Speech and Brutus’s Funeral Speech on whether Julius Caesar is a victim or villain.
Could Caesar be categorized as the tragic hero? A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction. Through Antony’s speech, Caesar is revealed to be a tragic hero because of his ambition that is outweighed by his care towards the Roman people. Brutus displays Caesar as a tragic hero because of his quest for power and the decisions he was liable to make for Rome. Caesar can be categorized as a tragic hero through his caring attitude, his power, and his ambition, which led to his downfall.