).” This quote shows that Brutus is considering betraying his best friend. Then later in act two Brutus says “The only way is to kill Caesar. I have no personal reason to strike at him—only the best interest of the people.”(2.1.10) which shows that he has given in and is agreeing to kill Caesar for Rome. Once Brutus betrays his dear friend Caesar it causes all kinds of turmoil in Rome. One example of the turmoil it cause in Rome was it started a war between the conspirators and their followers and Antony and Octavius and his followers.
Caesar’s last words speak, “Et tu, Bruté?—Then fall, Caesar) Shakespeare (III.i.85). Seeing the person betrayal from Brutus stabbing him last, Caesar is distressed by the fact that even one of his closest friends tried to kill him. Although Brutus loves Caesar and is a close friend of his, he decides that Rome is more important and that Caesar is unsuitable to be a king. If Brutus cared about his personal loyalty more, he would have told Caesar that the conspirators were trying to kill him or at least he would not have killed him. However, that is not the case, and it is obvious that Brutus’s heart and concerns go to his beloved city, Rome.
Kill! / Slay!”(3.2, 206-207, 52). Owing to Antony’s speech, the people of Rome want to kill the conspirators and inflict disorder to Rome, thus going in a tumult. The people of Rome create the unruly environment by destroying Rome and making horrific actions, notably randomize killing, egoistically motivated by Antony’s false choice.. Additionally, Mark Antony’s eloquence coaxes the crowds to align with him and Caesar and ignites violent mob mentality. Antony manipulates the crowd, with their submissiveness in mind.
Brutus exclaims Caesar’s ambition shows Caesar’s ability to eventually become a tyrant. Marcus Antonius (Antony), one of Caesar’s admirers, vows revenge against the conspirators. Mark Antony’s seed of doubt leads the crowd to believe Caesar’s stabbing includes personal motives. This seed of doubt eventually leads the crowd to rebel against the conspirators. During Roman times, people widely accept rhetoric, the
He tells the citizens "You all love him once not without cause what cause withholds you then to mourn for him" so they could reflect on their attitude towards his death. Using pathos in this way was very insightful because it reminds the citizens that they were the ones who elected him as emperor of Rome and they loved him and now they don't. Now they would feel guilty since they would feel like it was their fault that Caesar is dead because their love for him turned him emperor in the first
the people of Rome came together to see what was going on ,Brutus came up to the stage and started talking about how he had to kill Julius Caesar because he was too ambitious. He was trying to make it sound like Caesar Lied about everything.then ceaser best friend Anthony came out on the stage with his body. The crowd was going crazy antony silence the
This is directed towards some of the other assassins because he knew many of them had poor intentions. Cassius was part of the assassins only because he was jealous and feared that if Caesar became king he would be killed. Almost all the assassins killed Caesar because they did not like him. Brutus loved Caesar, but he loved Rome and its people
This appeals to the Plebeians emotion making them feel as if Brutus’ recognition of Caesar justifies his death. Last, Brutus uses logos to make the Plebeians question if they would “rather Caesar/ were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were/ dead, to live all freemen? (III.ii.22-24). This makes the Plebeians believe Brutus’ compassion towards the people made him kill Caesar. It justifies that Brutus only killed Caesar for the greater good of Rome.
Mark Antony applies pathos effectively to persuade the mob, who previously cried “live Brutus” to “burn the house of Brutus”. Antony uses pathos to trigger an emotional response to the death of Caesar and passionate hate towards Brutus and the conspirators. He repeats sarcastically that “Brutus is an honourable man,” while reminding the mob of the good of Caesar to accentuate his message that Brutus’ honour is a ludicrous thought. He expresses his own sorrow for Caesar’s death, telling the audience that his “heart is in the coffin there with Caesar”, letting the audience remember their own sorrow and grieve Caesar’s death. Furthermore, he appeals to their greed when he reads Caesar’s will in which Cesar leaves the people “all his walks, his private arbours and new planted orchards”.
William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a play written to describe the death of Julius Caesar and the trials that happen after. Although the story is written with the intention of focusing on the effect of Julius Caesar on the people of Rome, it indirectly focuses on Marcus Brutus and the consequences of his decision to kill Caesar. I believe Brutus was misunderstood in much of the work. Throughout the play, he was portrayed as a murderer and a backstabber rather than a noble man who faced much inner turmoil over the situations he was put into. I sympathize with Brutus considering that he is blamed for the death of a tremendous leader.
Cassius writes Brutus a bunch of letters, making it seem like different people want him to be a leader instead of Caesar. When Brutus and the conspirators killed Caesar, Brutus was the last one to stab Caesar. After Caesar was killed the conspirators put his blood all over them. Antony pretended to be on Brutus 's side and agreed with Brutus and the other men for why they had to kill Caesar because he was afraid that they would also kill him too. After Brutus talked to the people of Rome and explained why they killed Caesar, they agreed that it was the right thing to do.