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). Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic.
“The noble Brutus hath told you Caesar was ambitious… He hath brought many captives home to Rome Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:... I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he thrice refuse: was this ambition?” (ii.III.L 78-98). Antony gives all these reasons to contradict what Brutus says thus making Brutus’ honorable deed not so
He exploits Brutus’s emotions by complimenting him and telling him how much the Romans respect and admire him, and how Caesar puts the future of Rome in peril. His trust by utilizing Brutus’s trust for his character, and by claiming that he sees Brutus more clearly than he sees himself. And his logic by giving examples of how Caesar does not have the qualifications to lead
At Julius Caesar’s funeral, Antony questions the credibility of the conspirators and along with that, he expresses his love and admiration for Caesar. He then goes on to say,” he was my friend, faithful and just to me, but Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man”(Act 3, Sc.1, Ln.13-15). In this statement it is prevalent that from the beginning Antony’s motivation is to persuade the crowd to bring justice to Caesar’s murder and preserve the greatness of Rome. Then, Antony questions the judgement of the commoners as they had loved and respected Caesar and when his death came, they turned their backs on him. “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.
One of the main reasons as to why he won the battle is because Brutus let words get the best of him. Antony is smart in a way that shows he can manipulate his words for his own benefit. Antony did not see Brutus’s suicide coming, but fortunately his death convenienced Antony immensely, earning him victory. To start this off, he mocks Brutus by saying, “In your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good words. Witness the hole you made in Caesar’s heart, Crying ‘Long live, hail, Caesar!’” (5.1.30-32).
Antony wants to cut what Caesar gave to his people, since he does not want to give all of that money and land. However, Anthony earlier had his speech praising Caesar for his will and his goodness. He uses the will to prompt the crowds in his favor, but does not actually follow up on what he says, and does not care about Caesar’s wishes. This shows that Antony’s speech and actions are not actually for Caesar, but for his own arrangements. Antony’s thirst for ultimate power also drives his desire to remove Brutus and Cassius, but does this by swaying the crowds to riot, driving them out of Rome, and causing a disastrous war with many deaths.
He offers Caesar a crown 3 times, which he refuses. “Don’t be afraid of him, Caesar. He isn’t dangerous he’s a noble Roman with a good disposition.” Antony’s loyalties are to Caesar because they are very close. He is Caesars right hand man. Soothsayer The soothsayer is a fortuneteller and he tells Caesar to beware of March 15 ”Beware of March 15” Loyalty to Caesar Brutus Brutus was first loyal to Caesar but then he is convinced that Caesar is abusing his power so he helps kill Caesar.
Surprisingly, Gilgamesh is scared, and almost reluctant to fight when he first sees Humbaba. Humbaba “nodded his head and shook it, menacing Gilgamesh; and on him he fastened his eye, the eye of death. Then Gilgamesh called to Shamash and his tears were flowing” (20). Gilgamesh needs help to defeat Humbaba, but his arrogance keeps him from becoming self-aware of his weakness. Gilgamesh and Enkidu ruthlessly triumph over Humbaba and in their celebration.
He was tempted to steal food, and succumbed to staying longer than was necessary. This set off a sequence of events that led to Poseidon seeking vengeance on Odysseus. This simple action caused chaos for him and delayed his return to Ithaca by many years. It also caused havoc for others, such as the Phaeacians. Later, Odysseus's homecoming was further delayed by his crews actions, who were warned not to kill Helios’s flock.
In a way, Antony does follow these guidelines but sarcastically. Antony manipulates his own words to create a sarcastic speech so that the common folk are able to comprehend that Caesar’s death was unnecessary. Antony had said, “Caesar was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest--For Brutus is an honourable man;” (III,ii). Manipulation is not limited to fictional Roman