Julius Caesar Mob Quotes

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Decisions: Like Dust in the Wind Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar gives a dramatic account of the plot to assassinate Caesar, how this plot was affected by governing views, and ultimately the means by which it shaped the end products themselves. These political affairs specifically had to deal with the Roman people or the “mob.” How did the mob affect the activities of the higher ups? On the other hand, how could the mob in Rome be easily influenced? The conspirators, Brutus and Cassius being the chief members, wanted to eliminate Caesar’s ‘spirit’ as they called it. The devious schemers found the people’s naivety advantageous as did Mark Antony, who continued to be a Caesar loyalist and made Caesar’s ideologies live on. Antony manipulated…show more content…
The Roman masses were a gullible bunch, and the characters involved in the conspiracy of the play found this particularly expedient by exploiting this weakness in the people of Rome for the benefit of certain agendas. Throughout the play the role of the mob is an essential factor in how certain events materialize and transpire. Although its influence is subtle at times, the mob’s position and activities have grave consequences. For instance: there was a man by name of Pompey that controlled a portion of the Roman Republic’s armed forces. Caesar is Pompey’s counterpart and also leads a portion of the Roman Army. In order to rise to power Caesar defeats Pompey’s…show more content…
Once the conspirators killed Caesar and thought they had destroyed his spirit, their goal was complete. They had the Roman people to deal with though and Brutus and Cassius had to use the mob’s naivety to their benefit. Immediately after ending Caesar the assassins bathed their hands in his blood and walked the streets brandishing their blood covered hands and swords, shouting to the masses “Peace, Liberty and Freedom!” This act seems as though it would reveal the killers as just what they were, killers. Subsequently the Roman mob did not see through the conspirators’ veil of deception and viewed it as a liberation. This is the mob’s train of thought:
Pompey leads, we praise him; Caesar kills Pompey, we forget Pompey and praise Caesar; Caesar is murdered, we laud his killers. It’s a vicious cycle. Brutus then decides to proclaim the honor of their killing in a public speech. What do the people do? They applaud. Antony (the loyalist) then stands up and uses crafty rhetoric to inadvertently proclaim the conspirators guilt. The mob then believes him. This sparks civil unrest and unleashes a war that Brutus and Cassius find
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