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.
However I absolutely disagree with this statement. Brutus was not noble because of the foolish and weak decisions that he has made, such as deciding to betray caesar without any logical reasons whatsoever. To begin, Brutus didn't have any sound reasons to kill Julius Caesar. In the play Brutus constantly claims that if Caesar becomes king of Rome, he would become ambitious and make all Romans his slaves . However, he himself disproves his reasoning to Kill Caesar.
This highlights the dramatic irony because the audience knows of Desdemona’s faithfulness yet they are powerless in stopping Iago’s plan. Othello’s actions are motivated in the belief that Desdemona has been dishonest, however; Iago has blinded Othello with his dishonesty. Othello’s quest for honesty allows him to be manipulated by the fear of dishonesty and therefore he becomes oblivious to falsehood. Through Othello, Shakespeare raises the idea of honest reputation, and how quickly it can be ruined by dishonesty in the shape of
One important example is when Cassius is trying to get Brutus to join the conspiracy. Instead of using weapons to force him to help, he convinces Brutus with his words. Even though everything Cassius says is not truthful and he uses Brutus’ ego to help, Brutus believes him and agrees with him. This proves what something simple as a few words can do. After Caesar’s death, Brutus makes a speech that convinces everyone that what he did was right.
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
Creon has the appearance of good, but when he chooses to not bury Polyneices, which goes against the beliefs of the Gods by not honoring him, he shows his tragic flaw. He says, “But Polyneices, killed as piteously, an interdict forbids that anyone should bury him or even mourn.” (192). Through disobeying the Gods, Creon implies that his laws are more important than the Gods. Creon’s disregard towards the Gods, explains why he dismisses Tiresias’s power. Creon’s overall power grants him his free will.
In fact, he is the most selfish character in the play. As Cassius acts out his reasons why Caesar should not be the ruler of a free country, he has his own share of selfishness, by making sure that he is not beneath Caesar, getting Caesar’s best friend on his side, and he also starts to make sure that he is in a higher authority than others and is a well
Similarly, Antony is a practical man, but he still knows how to admit and acknowledge someone else’s good sides unlike Cassius who’s always jealous. Eventually, Brutus loses and kills himself but he still thinks he won and earns “glory” since he never made shameful decisions. Cassius is a manipulative and experienced while Brutus is a smart and thoughtful guy who cares about Rome. Cassius writes a letter to Brutus, pretending like people of Rome,
The last words spoken by Julius Caesar were “Et tu Brute? Then fall, Caesar!” These words resonate the feelings of disbelief and betrayal Julius Caesar felt the moment his trusted friend and fellow roman, Brutus came out from the shadows of his fellow conspirators to assassinate him. Though Brutus was an honorable person his flaws caused both himself and Caesar to succumb to brutal deaths. The decision by Brutus to commit this act of mutiny upon Caesar was immoral. Due to it being ultimately pointless to save the republic and, it being made out of arrogance and gullibility from Brutus.
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
Brutus is undecided about killing Caesar because he doesn’t want to betray him, but he knows he has to do it for Rome. Antony was afraid they would kill him too, because Antony was close to Caesar. Calphurnia tries to keep Caesar home from the capitol because she knows something bad is going to happen if he goes. Decius convinces him to go, he says they had misinterpreted the signs and that it means that Caesar will be able to provide for all of Rome. Cassius writes Brutus a bunch of letters, making it seem like different people want him to be a leader instead of Caesar.