By refusing to read the will several times and admitting that what it contains will cause the people to have such a great love for Caesar that knowing he is now dead will be unbearable, Antony ignites curiosity in the people and furthermore, a subconscious feeling of respect and graciousness toward Caesar. Basically, Antony uses Caesar’s will to convince the people that Caesar was a selfless, kind-hearted man and those who killed him should be ashamed and punished for killing an innocent man. Through Antony’s use of paralipsis, he is able to plant a seed of admiration for Caesar and one of hate for the conspirators in the hearts of the plebeians. In his speech to the citizens, Antony also asks many rhetorical questions to cause his audience to pause and reflect on how they really feel, or how Antony wants them to feel, about certain people and events that have recently become important. In one instance.
In the play Julius Caesar, speeches are essential, they influence each through their play of words. I believe that words can hold more power than any weapon and can be shown throughout much of history. Words can do many more things than any weapon, they cause fear, or they can cause inspiration. This is shown in the play when Cassius influences Brutus to join the conspiracy with his way of words and the letters he gave him. Even though weapons can be used to create fear, words can
But right after Antony’s speech, the audience was shaken and immediately turned away from Brutus, showing the power of Antony’s manipulation. Through comments like “We’ll burn down the house of Brutus” (3.2.232) and “O traitors, villains” (3.2.201), we clearly see that Antony successfully overtook the minds of the citizens. Brutus thought what he did was right for Rome, but now Antony has turned him into a criminal/traitor in the eyes of the people, which led Brutus to have no choice but to run. Our main
In the play of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Brutus and Mark Antony both write and deliver their own speeches after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Caesar was assassinated for the poor leader he seemed to be to the senators of Rome. Therefor Brutus delivered his speech first and loved Caesar but he loved Rome than he did Caesar. But in Mark Antony 's speech did not agree with Brutus because Antony loved Caesar more than he did Rome he also respected what Caesar was trying to do for Rome that others did not see. The speech of Mark Antony made the people of Rome feel frightened due to the reason he was assassinated.
He tells them that he doesn’t want to make them angry, which sets up a raging response to hearing the will of Caesar (III.ii.135-156). Though he has continued to refer to Brutus and the other conspirators as honorable men, the people are now angry with them and call them evil murderers (III.ii.163-168). At this point, Antony has resorted to only emotionally charged arguments to pull the people into his view and feel betrayed as Caesar did. He tells the audience to be ready to cry, and proceeds to fabricate valiant stories of Caesar with strong imagery to anger and sadden the commoners, despite a lack of any logical reasoning behind what he is saying (III.ii.181-207). He closes by humbling himself, stating that he has no power to sway their thoughts and that only Brutus has such power (III.ii.228-235).
Macbeth has a few fears about murdering the lord yet Lady Macbeth addresses his masculinity by letting him know that on the off chance that he was a genuine man, he would slaughter him. In the play, Macbeth says to himself, "The ruler of Cumberland! That is a stage I should either tumble down from or else jump over, for it lies in my way. "(Act 1 scene 4 Lines 55-57) Macbeth acknowledges he should get more power. He's not fulfilled by simply being the Thane.
But I saw the pain and difficulty it caused Brutus, to even think about killing Caesar. For when Cassius was persuading Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar, Brutus said " I do fear for the people Choose Caesar for their king... Cassius, yet I love him well" (JC. I. 2. 85-89).
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision since his reasoning to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848). This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him.
I will be compariang brutus and ceasar, brutus and ceasar are both hungery for power my first main point will prove that ceasar is hungry for power. Mark antony ceasar best friend offered julius ceasar a crown in front of the crowd, but ceasar deinied it in front of the crowd for attention and to show that he is not ambitious, but in reality ceasar wants the crown because in the play brutus asks why ceasar is sad, ceasar was sad becuase and did not get the crown that he had wished for, ceasar belived that he could be the next big king and ruler, he also wished to be great that the crowd would make large monuments or statutes for him, but instead he rejected it just to look like a better and less slefish ruler. Brutus is also known for getting
After a Roman victory against Pompey, Marullus and Flavious discuss their dissatisfactions to citizens at the celebration. Julius Caesar, during the height of his rule, is greeted with a warning about the Ides of March from a soothsayer. Cassius and Brutus express their concerns with Caesar’s power and god-like praise and fear that he might seek to become king, thus overthrowing the Republic. Casca attempts to sway Brutus into a plot to kill Caesar. Being a trusted friend of Caesar, Brutus is hesitant on a plot against Caesar, though admits that he questions his motives and ability to lead Rome.