The conspirators thought that the plebeians would understand their motives, but, instead,“the city was in shock, and people became increasingly more hostile” after the assassination (Wasson). The commoners sided with Anthony and Octavian, ignoring the lack of justifications that the conspirators and Brutus provided. They were angry that their beloved king had been assassinated by the senators who were supposed to be working and supporting him. The author of The Assassination of Julius Caesar. A People’s History of Ancient Rome and political scientist, Michael Parenti, stated that Caesar’s assassination “marked a turning point in the history of Rome.
“The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous” (Machiavelli 6). Indeed, Brutus is a symbol of idealism in the play. He acts virtuously to cover up the assassination accordingly to his perspective, where he compares the assassination to a rite, and Caesar’s dead body to a holy article. Further more, Brutus consistently doubted himself whether the assassination was an ethical thing or not. “Caesar, now be still: I kill’d not thee with half so good a will” (5.5.56-57).
However, some of his constituents plan to stop his rise to power. But to succeed, they need the help of Caesar’s right hand man and good friend, Brutus. In this scene, Cassius, the head conspirator, attempts to use ethos, pathos, and logos to convince Brutus to turn against Caesar. Cassius uses his knowledge of Caesar’s failings and his past with Caesar to prove he is a knowledgeable and credible source, while also trying to invoke feelings of anger in Brutus. Cassius mainly uses the device pathos by trying to invoke emotions in Brutus to turn him against Caesar.
The Soothsayer is telling Caesar that something bad might happen to him and Caesar doesn't believe anything bad could ever happen to him which shows his arrogance. Caesar's arrogance isn't completely his fault because people are constantly building him up. Brutus asks Casca, “Was the crown offered him thrice?” (1.2.227). Antony offered Caesar the crown three times and every time he refused it every time. Every time Antony offered the crown to Caesar it built him up and built his arrogance and making him feel more wanted and important than he
From violent duals to envious revenge Othello’s death embodies the many consequences of previous events in the play. At the beginning of the play, Othello becomes general and appoints Cassio as second in command, but Othello does not even mention Iago. Quickly, envy builds inside Iago causing him to despise Othello. Iago methodically plans his revenge for Othello and ultimately accomplishes overall destruction and vengeance. Eventually, Iago “thoroughly unsettles Othello by making him believe that Desdemona has betrayed” him (Keyishian 3).
However, Caesar is seen as a threat to Rome’s wellbeing, and Brutus thinks Caesar’s absence will not hinder Rome. Brutus does not kill out of jealousy of Caesar. Brutus is speaking to the Plebians and he says, “I have done no more to / Caesar than you shall do to Brutus” (3.2.35-36). By saying the Plebians can do unto Brutus the same thing Brutus did unto Caesar, shows Brutus honestly believes he thinks his actions are honorable and should not be negatively judged. In other words, Brutus kills Caesar with the intent of helping Rome which means Brutus is not a traitor to his
“What cause withholds you, then, to mourn for him?- O judgement, thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason!--Bear with me; my heart is in the coffin there with Caesar.”(Act 3, Sc.1, Ln. 27-29). As a result of Antony’s speech, the crowd attending that initially sided with Brutus changed their point of view after realizing the admiration they had for Caesar. This inevitably leads to a rebellion that Antony thinks will turn into a Civil
He is, however, passionate about killing Claudius. Another contrast is that Hamlet is a thinker and a planner, where Oedipus is more emotional and wasn 't patient enough to fully investigate the murder of Laius. It is difficult to abandon the emotion to our mothers, a psychological fear of failure, afraiding to lose his mother, subsequently arise the antipathy to her. The result is the appearance
While Cassius, a man that has a clear hatred for Caesar, may think he persuaded Brutus into thinking Caesar is a bad man that is no good for Rome, it becomes apparent that Brutus has formed those ideas on his own. Cassius is adamant on getting Brutus on his side which seems to be the beginning of their problems. Cassius orders fake letters to be presented to Brutus yo convince him that the people of Rome are unhappy with how Caesar is running the city and that they would much rather have him rule over them. This not only splits the intentions of the men. It makes Brutus more power hungry in the future.
This alone and the numerous letters Brutus has been receiving leads him to think that he is no good for Rome, Caesar’s ambition worries Brutus. Cassius is a man of great ambition also. So much so that he’s so jealous of Caesar that he is willing to kill him in order to gain more power for himself, this being the conflict. Both the theme of Ambition and Conflict and the Motif of Politics and Power clearly shows that the Lens is true because, in Scene two, Brutus was really empowered and given