However, in this scene, he adds the fact that he himself would be a better ruler. This reveals the real intention of Cassius’s plan. This continues to be the subject from the previous scene. Before this, Cassius was convincing Brutus to join the conspiracy to murder Caesar, while in this scene, Cassius is reassuring Casca that this plan is safe. Although this is literally about of the murder of Caesar and Cassius’s power hunger, it hides the message of the plan to murder Queen Elizabeth (which was what was happening while Shakespeare was writing this play).
An exceptional public speaker uses linguistic devices to enhance their speeches. William Shakespeare made sure to include that in his play, Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is a play about a man that is killed by the people he trusted. Brutus, one of the conspirators, gives a speech to justify his actions, and Antony, Caesar’s close friend gives a speech to get revenge. The speeches that they gave determined who Rome supported, which lead to the death of one of them.
Bold. Loyal. Heroic. Because, Julius Caesar had evil intentions for his country of Rome, Brutus kills his best friend for the sake of his country. Even at Julius Caesar’s funeral, he shows respect to him, but shows the citizens his actions were for their own safety.
In addition, another highlight of the play is when Julius Caesar dies by the conspirators hands. And finally, the final highlight was Mark Antony’s change in character. At first he is quiet and will do whatever Julius Caesar wants him to do. Then after Julius Caesar’s death, Mark Antony becomes aggressive, strategic, and confident. But before I contrast Cassius and Julius Caesar, I need to compare them.
Antony was an intelligent man who devoted his life to be reliant on Caesar. He wanted Caesar to get the crown so when his plan of assassinating him worked; he would take over and become the king. Caesar, before he was killed, refused to become king because he said it was the best interest of Rome. When Antony spoke at Caesars’ funeral, he wrote a fake will so that the town people would be mad at Caesar. In the fake will, Antony wrote that Caesar left nothing to the town people, but in the real will, which Antony had with him, it stated that everyone in Rome should get some items of his, but Antony wanted it all to himself.
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.
“Titus” and “Julius Caesar” plots the respective stories about a conspiracy encircling capturing of power to become the Roman emperor. The Roman play “Antony and Cleopatra” sets a new dimension in the conspiracy. The capturing of power takes a different turn with the incorporation of love and emotion in this tragedy. Though “Titus” is a fictional tragedy, it depicts a similar plot of revenge, murder, rape and treason like the history plays “Julius Caesar” and “Antony and Cleopatra”. In “Titus” and “Julius Caesar” the most important aspects that hammers a reader’s mind is the greed for power and the immoral acts of murder, revenge and rape that surrounds the plot to fulfill the greed.
Persuasion is primarily used in the debate between Brutus and Antony after Caesar’s death. Brutus attempts to sway the crowd of people toward believing that Caesar’s death was for good intentions using his honor, while Antony secretly turns the crowd against the conspirators with evidence; according to Susan Hines, it is the display of Caesar’s body that has successfully turned the crowd of people against the conspirators (135-136). Antony’s speech causes the crowd of people to riot and leads to the battle at the end of the play. There is also persuasion involved in Brutus joining the conspiracy, using letters that appear to have come from other citizens. To ensure Caesar’s arrival at the state house, Decius tries to convince Caesar to still go despite the warnings, by reinterpreting Calpurnia’s dream and telling Caesar that the Senate might rethink their decision of crowning him if he doesn’t arrive (Shakespeare Act 2 Scene 2.
For Oedipus, it was him killing his father and marrying his mother because of the prophecy that couldn’t be escaped since all the actions he was trying to make to escape the prophecy are what caused it. In Oedipus’ case the readers could empathize and understand because he didn’t know that he killed his father or married his mother. He was attacked on
The underlying premise of the play is that one’s own ambition can end up destroying him/her and creating unintended chaos. The play begins with Julius Caesar returning from a victory over Pompey to a cheering crowd of Romans. He is an ambitious leader who wants Rome to prosper and looks out for his countrymen over himself, though he has his own, darker, flaws. This selflessness is explicitly demonstrated by him saying “What touches us shall be last served” (III.I.9) when he is told to deal with a letter because it most directly related to him. His goal is to further Rome and gain the approval of his people, which he does very well.