“ The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is the duty of the living to do so for them.” Lois McMaster Mejoid. This is similar to the mindset of Romeo when he is outraged by Tybalt killing his best friend, Mercutio. Romeo Montague and Tybalt Capulet chose to disturb the peace and disobey the strict orders of the prince. In their fight to the death of Tybalt Capulet, Mercutio Montague was killed, resulting in Romeo's efforts of keeping the peace, shattering.
He repeats “So are they all, all honorable men Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.He was my friend, faithful and just to me.But Brutus says he was ambitious,And Brutus is an honorable man“(act 3 scene 2). By saying this he is implying multiple times in different ways that they really aren't honorable and that they all should be mad at them for killing
He came to the conclusion that killing Caesar was the right thing to do, not just for himself but for the public’s greater good. His reasoning is because he believes that if Caesar is ruler, than everyone would become slaves to him. Brutus says in Act V, “I found no man but he was true to me. I shall have glory by this losing day more than Octavius and Mark Antony by this vile conquest shall attain unto.” Brutus calls his own time of death because he sees Octavius and Antony’s victory as Rome’s freedom being stripped. Brutus accepts his death with honor because he believes killing himself rather than his enemies killing him is honorable/loyal.
Brutus was a gentle and honest man who killed caesar for the right reasons and not just so he would have a greater shot at becoming the king of rome. He would have rather watched himself die a thousand deaths than to watch his city in peril. Cassius helped talk Brutus into killing Caesar over jealousy. Brutus only went along with the idea because he knew that Caesar was an improper ruler for rome and its people. Brutus put his city and its people n front of him and that was his tragic flaw.
This scene really depicts the relationship between cruelty and masculinity because the murderers realize that it’s ok to kill Macbeths’ best friend Banquo because he might stand in his way of becoming king. The following quote from the play explains how Macbeth really wants Banquo dead because he is worried that he might stand in his way of being king. It also shows how Macbeth was telling the murderers that’s it’s ok to kill Banquo even if they are
Brutus used ethos ineffectively in his funeral speech to establish his credibility amongst the Plebeians and demonstrate that he had the right to speak. He and the other conspirators had just murdered Caesar, so they had to come out to justify their actions. Brutus came out to speak to the Plebeians, and he used ethos to make himself reliable and worthy of speaking to his audience. Brutus said, “Believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor that you may believe”(III.ii.15-17). “Mine honor” referred to the fact that Brutus was a well-regarded and honorable Senator, and also a descendent of people who paved the way for the republic.
Caesar’s last words speak, “Et tu, Bruté?—Then fall, Caesar) Shakespeare (III.i.85). Seeing the person betrayal from Brutus stabbing him last, Caesar is distressed by the fact that even one of his closest friends tried to kill him. Although Brutus loves Caesar and is a close friend of his, he decides that Rome is more important and that Caesar is unsuitable to be a king. If Brutus cared about his personal loyalty more, he would have told Caesar that the conspirators were trying to kill him or at least he would not have killed him. However, that is not the case, and it is obvious that Brutus’s heart and concerns go to his beloved city, Rome.
He murdered his father, although he did not know it was his father. Oedipus was just an unlucky man with a horrible fate. He had to be banished, because he made a law that who ever di this would be banished, so he banished himself without knowing. He was only truly guilty of murder, not of incest or
For instance, Macbeth was plotting on how to kill Banquo. He set up his best friend's murder to keep his prophecies from becoming king. Lady Macbeth is what drove him to kill the king, his best friend, and many more people because she thought he was weak. This is not the behavior that can be seen of a hero. We often hear it said that most murders feel no remorse towards
In the play Caesar is noble Roman who is becoming too powerful and that has gathered concerns from a group of Roman senators. The senators conspire to take Caesar’s life, but need the cooperation of a respected senator named Marcus Brutus. Brutus is a trusted friend to Caesar and is against the plot. Eventually, Brutus turns on Caesar and partakes in his murder. Caesar’s supporters, Antony and Octavius, start a civil war to avenge his death.