Cassius manipulates Brutus to the point of making him feel as if there are several people wanting Brutus to do something about Caesar. Cassius also wants to convince Brutus that “Caesar’s ambition shall be glanced at” so they can eliminate his power for fear that “worse days [may] endure”. Cassius is not the only senator wanting to eliminate Caesar’s growing
As a part of the anti federalist group I would like to inform you that we have decided to address the concerns about “the powers of government” by proving to the common people that the aristocrats also known as “federalists” only care about themselves and do not plan on helping the nation 's people together. When
When Brutus’ speech occurs, Shakespeare utilizes rhetorical questions, pathos, and tone in order to suggest that Caesar was too ambitious and could possibly enslave the citizens of Rome so he should be killed , which proves Oscar Wilde’s claim that disobedience is a valuable human trait and that it does promote social progress. This text is important because Caesar made a big impact on people and his closest friends turned their back on him. Without Julius Caesar, the world would not be what it is today. Caesar helped shape Rome into a great international power with a profound influence on the world. His military exploits led to the incorporation of new lands and people under the umbrella of
The Romans showed their love for Caesar in many places, and other characters show their fear of his popularity, with Brutus saying: ”Why are they shouting? I’m afraid the people have made Caesar their king.” Whether or not Caesar would have been a good leader, Rome chose him, and it should have been the right of the people to make the decision, no matter how bad the outcome could have been. For Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators to interfere was a great betrayal of Rome’s
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).
Cassius from the play Julius Caesar show’s similar characteristic and actions as Lady MacBeth. For example Cassius manipulates Brutus to join the conspiracy about Julius Caesar having excessive power and the roman people idealize him to much. Joining the conspiracy wa not easy to join the conspiracy. Brutus was hesitated to join since Caesar had treated him like a son however Cassius insisted. Cassius was able to disguise his true intentions to prevent the suspicion on himself.
Antony wants to remind the Romans that he is credible for speaking of Caesar “that love my friend, and that they know full well, that gave me public leave to speak of him” (III.ii.215-216) Antony uses ethos after telling the Romans everything to convince them in being against that conspirators’ that he can speak of Caesar because he was a close friend of Caesar. Antony convinces the Romans to retribute the conspirators’ for what they have done “In every wound of Caesar that should move the stones of Rome to rise and mutiny” (III.ii.225-226) Antony wants revenge and is convincing the Romans to riot by using pathos. Antony wants the Romans to feel sorry about Caesar’s death “here was a Caesar! When comes such another?”
Yet in “Julius Caesar”, Brutus justifies his speech to the plebeians he welcomes them to using the same weapon as he used to kill Caesar, convincing the plebeians of the pain he feels in killing his friend and a major political power. But was Brutus’s idealism a trick to shift powers? Either way it backfired greatly on him. He believed that helping the republic would mean getting rid of Caesar, but really it led to the downfall of Rome and Brutus’s death. Of course this only happened due to the conspirators setting up false letters all over Rome.
Brutus delivers his speech in a laudatory manner by conveying Caesar’s deeds and claiming he was ambitious, although Antony contradicts Brutus’ claims and says Caesar spurned the crown with the intent to merely rule as a de facto dictator. Brutus’ speech reveals his motives were truly for the benefit of Rome given his nationalistic tone and Antony’s speech was merely used to obscure his true motives, which was to embroil Rome in a series of civil wars to attain power. Brutus and Antony’s speeches consisted predominantly of Pathos and Ethos, but it is Antony who ultimately it is Antony who prevails because of his almost disingenuous attitude and even use of Logos which is seen when claims that reading Caesar’s will would dishonor his compeers and even Caesar
However, I believe that Brutus was portraying a patriot by killing Caesar, he knew Cassius had planned something harsh for Caesar and I consider Brutus thought that Caesar didn’t deserve to be killed off that way. So, he took action and did what he needed to do to save Caesar from being tortured or killed higher than he needed to be. Even when Cassius plants artificial notes that are from “Rome”, Brutus knew the truth and didn’t want people to be slaves to Caesar when Caesar didn’t write them in the first place. Brutus might also be seen as a traitor as a result of him killing himself rather than being captured for life for what he did to Caesar.
As seen with the Mytilene debate where Athens decides whether to slaughter the Mytilene’s for their rebellion, Cleon, a demagogue, explicitly states “I have often seen a democracy is incapable of ruling an empire (67).” He goes on to argue “you relent out of compassion, your softness puts you in danger and does not win the affection of your allies (67).” To him, qualities such as sentiment and indulgence hurt an empire. The Athenian empire must be unyielding and forceful to control its subjugated people for the subjects only follow the Athenians because they “exceed them in strength (67).” This goes against the tenants of democracy where the people supposedly discus their issues and not rule each other with force.
A particular character, Brutus, from a Shakespearean play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is quite intriguing. Brutus is a companion of Julius Caesar, but is quickly pulled into the conspiracy plot to kill Julius Caesar. Throughout the play, Brutus sticks to his moral ethics closely. Moreover, Brutus affirms, “For let the gods so speed me, as I love the name of honor more than I fear death” (1.2.88-89). In this quote, Brutus is saying that honor is the most important thing to him.
Although the influence that the power of free will possesses can immensely affect the fate of an individual, fate can also be predestined. Throughout the play, characters demonstrate their own views on the effect of free will through their actions, thoughts, and words. In an attempt to change the fate of the Roman Empire, the conspiracy chooses to utilize their free will by murdering the widely beloved leader of Rome. However, due to the outcome of the play, it can be questioned if their costly actions were all in vain. Incidents that are decided by free will and others that are already underway are prominent within The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, and greatly affect the denouement of the play.
Due to his prominence in society, and his naivety, he gets defeated by the Romans, which leads to his downfall. Marcus Brutus is a noble citizen of Rome and a prominent leader who leads the conspirators in the assassination of Julius Caesar. He is naive because he thought everything in the world was good. Brutus thought no one would ever deceive him, which led to his downfall and later his defeat. Marcus Brutus exemplifies a tragic hero because he was killed because due to his tragic flaw.
As leaders, it is important to communicate our priorities and values so that every Soldier knows what is expected. Reading and absorbing this philosophy will give you a solid ground for what is expected from you and what you can expect from me. Rely on the Army values to help you make good decisions. In particular, remember the following values: • Integrity: Having integrity is, to me, one of the most important Army values. Having integrity means you do what is right even when no one else is around.