The crowd reflects on Antony’s inquiry for a moment and then cry out in defense of Caesar and his honorability. They believe that Antony and Caesar’s ploy to help Caesar get the crown was actually an act of altruism and devotion to the Roman Republic. Antony knows the truth, but he also is aware that the crowd’s undesired reaction toward Caesar denying the crown can now be used to paint Caesar in a good light. By bringing this event to the forefront of the plebeians’ mind, he is able to remind them of the admirable, though not real, characteristics Caesar had rather than the unpleasant ones Brutus had previously mentioned. Not only do they have a greater appreciation for Caesar, they also are beginning to doubt the credibility and motives of Brutus and the other conspirators.
Unpopular ideas can gain more power by using persuasive techniques such as rhetorical appeals. These appeals make arguments more understandable and are used to persuade the audience to agree with one’s opinions, even if they disagreed initially. In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Mark Antony proves that Caesar is not an ambitious person by using ethos to gain credibility from the citizens, logos to remind the crowd about admirable things Caesar did and Pathos to manipulate their feelings to love Caesar. To begin with, Mark Antony used ethos to make sure that the crowd takes him as a well known and trustworthy person to listen to. Specifically, Antony said, “I rather choose to wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you, than I will wrong such honourable men” (III.ii.124-6).
Even at Julius Caesar’s funeral, he shows respect to him, but shows the citizens his actions were for their own safety. He did what others would dare to never do, kill the king to save Rome. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus has the more effective speech because he is more persuasive with motive, pathos, and character trait; he provides a powerful speech that is more loyal and humbling to the country of Rome. The literary term motive, applies to the reason a character does something, and Brutus and Marc Antony both show motive in their speeches. For instance, Marc Antony’s motive for refusing to read Julius Caesar’s will is to avoid making the citizens mad.
He was betrayed by his own friend, and out of arrogance, chose to ignore warnings. While pride is a fair trait, too much can blind one to see the danger of situations. The tragedy of Julius Caesar conveys several important messages that we grasp from characters and
He appears in Oedipus Rex, because his presence and his talents are requested by Theban King “Oedipus”. As we all know Oedipus is the title character, and the protagonist of this play. The play focuses on Oedipus’s quest for knowledge on one hand, and on the other hand, the other characters resistance to discovering the truth. The entrance of Tiresias in this play hints a crucial turning point in the plot. But in this play, Oedipus the King, we can see that Tiresias also serves another role in enlarging the dramatic irony that takes place in this play, and this is by his blindness.
I as a follower of Caesar, maddened because of the followers of Brutus. The reasons that make Brutus dishonorable are because of three of his characteristics: Being gullible, judgemental, and cunning. I guarantee you Roman people that Brutus shouldn’t be followed and be respected by all of you just by these reasons. First of all, the fact that makes Brutus a dishonorable and not well fitted to be a “king” is that he’s too gullible. When Cassius and Brutus were talking, Cassius tells Brutus, “I had as lief… as he” (35).
Polonius is the king’s right hand man so it doesn’t take much to make him do and say questionable things not only to protect Claudius but to protect his family as well. Polonius is different from Hamlet though because Polonius has a hidden agenda as well he is doing what the king wants because he wants to be in his favor seeing as though there are some problems that Polonius cannot fix on his on own meaning he will need help from none other but the king. The king uses Polonius to acquire new information about Hamlet, though Polonius is doing because he thinks Claudius wants what's best for Ophelia and Polonius family the king is really using the information he obtains from Polonius for his own personal gain. “I hold my duty, as I hold my soul, Both to my God and to my gracious king” (2.2.44-5). This shows not only Polonius's dedication to the king but it also shows how Claudius has deceived him manipulating him into what he wants him to be so he can carry out Claudius’s plans.
The group wrote him letters saying that he deserved to be the king of Rome. This boosted his ego and made him want to join the conspirators. Brutus was there just to justify the reasons for the stabbing of Caesar when it was all said and done and when the people of Rome needed an explanation. He convinced the people into thinking this was for a good cause just because he was considered a good person to the people around him. Brutus was Caesar’s best friend and made him feel secure in his decisions of acting dangerous by going out when all the signs said not to.
In the same way he is an incomplete politician also. We cannot justify him as a complete human being rather he can be stated as a helpless king who has declined for his stubborn nature. He is neither a hero nor a villain rather he is a victim of his self-indulgence. (Bloom. 249-150) In Shakespeare 's view, Richard is a failure as a king not because he is immoral, nor because he is too sensitive and refined for the job, but because he misunderstands the nature of kingship.
When Cassius sends the letters that command Brutus to “awake and see thyself!” he makes use of the character’s hamartia and uses it in his favour. It is in fact these letters that ultimately lead Brutus to join the conspiracy, a major step towards the accomplishment of Caesar’s fate. Without the use of deception, it is most likely that Brutus would not fall into Cassius’ power-hungry hands; and without Brutus being in the conspiracy, the events of the play (and of history) would have followed completely different routes, showing the power deception has in certain circumstances. In the end of the play, Cassius shows evidence of stoical thinking , as he finally believes in “the determining power of Fate”, and how his vindictiveness has led to him discovering the “worthy cause of suicide”. Cassius realizes how the most cowardly and catastrophic way to get revenge is in a deceitful way, and after he thinks he has lost Titinius, he realizes the magnitude of what he has done, “O, coward that I am, to live so long…” and finally asks Pindarus to use the sword that killed Caesar to end his life.