In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare Rome is struck with utter disorder after certain characters use ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate the people of Rome. One character who uses ethos, pathos and logos is Cassius to manipulate Brutus into joining the conspirators. Brutus also uses ethos, pathos and logo to justify his killing of Caesar. Last, Mark Antony uses ethos, pathos and logo to manipulate the Plebeians against Brutus and the conspirators. Thus, Cassius, Brutus and Mark Antony all use ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate one another and bring the people of Rome to their sides, resulting in total chaos.
The senate then declared war, but not on Mark Antony but on Cleopatra in 31BC, which created the Civil War between Marcius Antony and Octavian, which could’ve been avoided if Mark Antony had not given away Roman land and his name and committed treason11. Throughout the fourteen years, the use of propaganda was extraordinary. Both sides were ruthless to hold more power in Rome. Octavian had used the use of propaganda throughout the civil wars but he had used the use of propaganda towards the end of the war, exploiting Antony’s dalliance with Cleopatra. He Mark Antony was under the control of a foreign woman, which was added with the influence of alcohol, other drugs or magic spells.
Scar had a jealous conscience and dark deep desires since Simba was the heir to the throne. Thus he wanted to murder Mufasa and Simba to seize the position. He murders Mufasa but Simba survived, Scar then advised Simba to run away, declaring he was responsible for the tragic death of his father and to never come back, like this he would not disturb his reign. The fervor for power led Scar to murder his own brother who was the king were horrendous actions shaped by power. Once Scar reigned he did as he pleased with his reign, at the end, there was no water or food left it to turn into an eerie place plenty of evilness.
Antony manipulates the crowd, with their submissiveness in mind. Antony begins to make the crowd to question Brutus and his dialectic behind killing Caesar. The “honourable” men claim to have killed Caesar due to his ambition, however “on the Lupercal / I thrice presented him a kingly crown, / Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?”(3.2, 98-100, 50). Antony uses logos appeal by stating facts, which makes the crowd think for themselves, unlike they normally do.
The words that decided Rome Have you ever killed your best friend because you thought they were too ambitious? The tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare takes place before the fall of Rome and tells a story about a group of noble senators that despise a monarchy. During this time a honorable senator named Cassius convinces his friend Brutus to form a conspiracy group to rebel Julius Caesar's absolute monarchy. Soon after they form a conspiracy group and assassinate Caesar they are confronted by the Roman people. Brutus’ and Antony’s speeches to the Roman people and how it influenced the rest of the play and characters.
This research project describes the similarities between Julius Caesar, Brutus, Darth Sidious and Darth Vader. Are they alike read to find out. Julius Caesar has been the ruler of Rome during ancient history and Brutus was Caesar’s friend. But he betrays Caesar and kills him for what he believes is right for Rome. Darth Sidious is Caesar because he is The emperor of the entire Galaxy.
This Emperor’s rise and fall to power uncovered debauchery, bloodlust, and betrayal. Caligula was a human being with an amoral personality that was created by his Uncle from the murder of his family to the engagement of perversion and slaughter. Although from 19 to 33 AD, Tiberius murdered Caligula’s family out of envy and paranoia. It was at that time, Tiberius would also murdered his mother and brothers because of his paranoia, ego, and manipulative nature toward Rome and
He explains to the people of Rome how Caesar couldn’t have been an ambitious man; he has turned down a crown three times. Brutus and Antony use persuasion throughout the play to explain further on why Brutus helps kill Caesar and how Antony gets the people of Rome to turn against Brutus. First, Brutus tells the people of Rome that he had only killed Caesar so they could finally all be free from his power. For example, when Brutus says,”not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved/ Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and/ die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all/ freemen?”(3.2.23-26).
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.
Macbeth, in my opinion, is a play that has a plot line that resembles times in history. Examples such as Brutus and many other people betraying Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., as well as Hitler fooling the people of Germany into giving him supreme power in running Germany, and John Wilkes Booth peer pressured his assailants to help him in murdering the president, vice president, and secretary of the United States (even though some of the assailants bailed during the assassination attempt). With all of the bloodshed and violence in many of the Shakespeare plays, if one is smart enough to read deeper in these plays, one can see that all of these plays have words of advice in them. Macbeth is no different. Shakespeare uses Macbeth as a dummy almost to show why people shouldn’t do what Macbeth