Brutus uses pathos in order to pull on the emotions of the crowd, so many of the people can believe that killing Caesar was the right thing to do. “Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead,to live all free men?” As Brutus says this in his speech he is trying to appeal to the emotions of the people who don’t agree with killing Caesar. When he says this he wants to make it sound as if it would be Roman-like to kill him, which could gain the attention of some of the crowd. “Who here is so vile that will not love his country?”
Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11).
He could’ve easily have forced them to leave because of how powerful he is. He shows violence and no mercy towards almost everything. Odysseus resorts to violence in all situations to get what he needs done. He contradicts himself when talking to Polyphemus about eating his own guests because in reality, he most likely would´ve killed anyone who stepped foot into his home. ¨That left Odysseus waiting in his hall as Athena helped him plot the slaughter of the suitors.¨ (19.
As the precise definition of justice cannot be definitively stated, the line separating just from unjust actions is incredibly obscure. Many factors may influence an individual’s perception of what constitutes justice, such as time period, culture, or personal morals. Thus, while an act may be considered righteous in one context, the same act may be ruled unjust in other contexts. For instance, when Odysseus finally returns home to Ithaca, as retribution for defiling his home and attempting to court his wife, Odysseus murders all of Penelope’s suitors. The extremely graphic depiction of his retribution had appeared almost superfluous, causing the morality of his actions to be brought into question.
If the events of deus ex machine in the play are observed from the view that they are truly the god’s way of using and helping Medea, then that can be justified. The gods send Aegeus, since no other reason is available for why he would show up at the exact time needed. They send him so that Medea can take revenge on those who not only wronged her, but the gods. This eliminates a problem for the gods, so they allow Medea to commit the crime of murder. They know that Aegeus has power as the king of Athens and will be able to protect Medea even after she commits such heinous crimes.
After winning this battle, he and his crew committed a handful of unhonorable causing the gods to condemn them on their way home. As punishment, the gods sends them off course to pay for their crimes. During their voyage back to their families, they committed some questionable acts such as; mocking the cyclops, opening the bag of winds, but no act was more questionable than the slaughtering of the suitors and the maids. Many people may disagree with this opinion, but I believe his actions were righteous. The way that Odysseus, a brilliant strategist, dealt with the intruders is
Piggy was killed because of lousy leading from Jack in Lord of The Flies. Caesar was killed by the conspirators but Brutus was one of them that had a good reason for it, while Cassius played will people’s minds to get what he wanted in Julius Caesar. Why would anybody want to have someone with power that is a killer or a manipulator? Ralph has power
In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the story of a corrupt Roman government unfolds. Brutus, the loyal “best friend” of Caesar, murders him in an attempt to save the citizens of Rome from becoming slaves under Caesar’s rule. Brutus and other conspirators, such as Cassius, believe that Caesar would have been a terrible king to the people of Rome because of the false proclamations of Caesar being a god. The idea of murder for the justice of the Roman people those against Caesar had was the idea of using violence to evoke justice. These similar tactics and ideas that violence can solve most problems are still used today in the American government.
she is innocent or guilty. There is a big possibility that you are killing an innocent. You are taking away his/her smiles that he/she should have in the future. Instead of giving positive reinforcements, you are giving fear and we know that fear isn’t the answer based on numerous events on history. Haven’t you learned your lesson?
Odysseus lived in a time where there was no court of law to determine punishment and justice. For Odysseus to kill around 50 men just so they would not marry his wife, was immensely violent and brutal, but it was necessary. It was both morally and ethically correct to kill these suitors especially since there was no law enforcement back in this time period. This justice system was the norm for people of that age and no regrets or mercy is needed.
Justification comes from the views of those around a being. Their actions and thoughts lead to what many deem as “justified” or not. Justifying an action is similar to viewing it as the right and correct way to do something. In order to show leadership and guidance, one must be able to justify their own actions and speak for what is right. In Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey,” the protagonist Odysseus takes on an adventure that would involve the death of many beings, innocent or not.
As an attorney for the side of the prosecution, I believe the jury’s verdict to find Odysseus guilty of first-degree murder was in good taste. The evidence and arguments of the prosecution proved to be irrefutable. Contrastingly, the arguments from the defense were cracked, founded upon technicalities, and did not justify letting a killer walk free. Both sides presented their case, but the strength of both was not equal. In the end, the lack of solid reasoning from the defense and the strong delivery of the prosecution led to the guilty verdict.
“On wrongs swift vengeance awaits” (Pope). Agree or not, these wise words from Alexander Pope describe well what Homer’s The Odyssey is about. In this novel, characters often seek vengeance for things or people they have lost. This is shown through Poseidon’s actions to Odysseus and his men after they stab the Cyclop’s eye, Odysseus’s men being killed by Zeus after they eat Helios’s cattle and Odysseus killing all of the suitors once he returns to Ithaca.
Source of Strength In both The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Andrew George, and The Odyssey translated by Stanley Lombardo, the royal protagonists are kings. In both, Gilgamesh and Odysseus are renowned kings who go on harsh journey’s being obstructed by the gods. Both are considered one of the strongest people of their times. Interestingly, Gilgamesh and Odysseus are reasonable different types of king, the former being more harsh.