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).
For example, in Cassius' monologue he says, "And this man/ Is now become a god, and Cassius/ A wretched creature and must bend his body/ If Caesar carelessly nod on him'(I.ii.115-118). This shows Cassius is jealous that Caesar has become a god like figure to the eyes of the commoners and the respect he is given too, even though Caesar is just an ordinary man like Cassius. Therefore, this is important because Cassius motive for killing Caesar is more personally than it is for the good of Rome. Another example, in Cassius' soliloquy he says, "I will this night/
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?”
Julius Caesar is a widely known, famous play read in schools everywhere. The basis of the story is that a group of cruel men ban together to kill their ruler. It’s only natural that people assume that this is s highly organized group of killers, however this is just not the case. From the beginning the leaders of the group have clear intentions. 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.
What's so bad about the conspiracy against Julius Caesar in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar ? Caesar should have all the power, that's why Cassius started the Conspiracy because Caesar is hungry for power and that's all he cares about. If this was going on right now in this day and age I would be on the side of the conspiracy because Caesar shouldn't have all the power. One of the reasons I think they joining the conspiracy is a good idea is that Brutus says Caesar is like a serpent and that the conspiracy has to kill him before he hatches (gets crowned king). Another reason they needed to form this conspiracy is because Caesar would've been in complete power.
He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
One of the likely reasons Julius Caesar was killed was his obliviousness to stay seated while the Senators went to the sanctuary of Venus Genetrix. Suetonius saw this condition as a reprehensible affront (78). As well as Appian who reports it as "slanderers a reason for indicting him of wishing to be welcomed as a ruler" (107). As a matter of fact Suetonius says that Julius had a negative reaction to Pontinus Aquila when he didn 't ascend for him (78). In some ways Julius is being hypocritical towards Aquila, but Julius doing the exact same insult to the senate.
Brutus is the most despicable character in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar The terrible Brutus caused a war making chaos and disruption in the city of Rome some had lost their prized possession even their stores. “Et Tu Brute” (3.2. 75-80) Caesar was amazed that Brutus is in the assassination.
Brutus was tired of the way that Caesar was ruling taking advantage of him and his fellow men. Brutus knew that once Caesar came into power it would be corrupt government and bad things would happen. One day at a event a soothsayer approached Julius Caesar and said “Beware the ides of March.” Caesar then replied with “He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass.” Brutus fulfilled this by standing up for what he believed in and later killing Julius Caesar in the ides of
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.
There is conflict between Brutus and Cassius, based on their differences in relationship with Caesar. Brutus, is attempting to make decisions based on what he believes will be the best for his family reputation, and the Republic, whilst not hurting Caesar at the same time. While, Cassius is driven by his selfish desires for power. The conspirators convince Brutus that Caesar wants to be king, which calls into question the basics and morals of the Republic. To quote the play, Caesar is "a serpent 's egg" and so he must be killed “in the shell.”
Pathos, is persuasion using emotion and a lot of people use pathos to persuade someone into doing something they want. When Cassius tries to persuade Brutus into thinking that he is just as good as Caesar, he announces that he is going to forge signatures from several citizens, in his soliloquy. Soliloquies reveal inner thoughts and feelings out loud, when no one else is able to hear. Doing this will let Brutus to see that he, himself, is just as good as Caesar and any other Roman. Having that would build the confidence in Brutus, allowing him to stand up to Caesar and plan the attack on him much more easily.
“If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s to him I say that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer, not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” Although many people in Rome were happy that Caesar had died, Brutus still loved Caesar and promised to himself that their friendship will never die. Another reason why Brutus was not right to join the conspiracy is because Cassius had convinced Brutus that Caesar was going to make himself a monarch and turned him against his own friend by manipulating him and making Brutus the one to kill Caesar. Brutus’ flaws that he has as a character got the best of him and made it easy for Cassius to use him for the killing of Caesar.
Honor in the world gives people a reason to fight for the things that they believe in. Throughout The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus has had to make many tough decisions that display the great honor within him. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare's, it is made very obvious that Brutus is an honorable man. Brutus preserves his honor by taking care of Rome’s issues with good intentions and without going too far.
How do politics affect relationships? A quote from Thomas Jefferson states, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend” (Jefferson). Thomas Jefferson asserts that differences in opinions, in this case politics, should not affect personal relationships. However, this may prove true in some cases, politics can have both negative and positive effects on relationships.