Brutus also contains several other characteristics of a tragic hero. For example, Brutus possesses a hamartia. “Th’ abuse of greatness is when it disjoins/ Remorse from power; and, to speak truth of Caesar” (Shakespeare II.1.18-19). In this quote from the story, Brutus is saying that he believes Caesar would abuse the power of being crowned king. Brutus’ hamartia contributes his quilt later in the story.
In 1891, Irish author Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) observed “ Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion. In “The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar” the senators killed Caesar because they felt he was too ambitious. Brutus is supposed to be Caesar's “BFF” but he ends up stabbing him in the back. Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one.
/ I was born as free as Caesar. So were you” (I.ii.96-99). Because Cassius views Caesar as so ordinary, he is jealous of the power he holds. If Caesar were to be truly more powerful and capable of ruling Rome than Cassius, he would not be as offended. More than just once does Cassius express his ill will towards Caesar’s position of influence over Rome and its people.
Mikayla Horner Pd. 5 12/10/16 Julius Caesar Writing Assignment Julius Caesar a play written by William Shakespeare between the marvelous characters and the vicious fights. There is 2 important speeches made in the book, they are said by the characters Antony and Brutus. Brutus made a speech to the citizens telling them he did kill caesar, but he did it for the greater good for Rome. Antony also made a speech explaining that Caesar was a good man killed in cold blood.
Shakespeare wrote, “Caesar, now be still. I killed thee not with half so good a will (Shakespeare V.v.50-51). Brutus has finally began to notice that the decisions he made created bad outcomes. Brutus accepts his own death because he made this his punishment for the bad destruction that he caused to occur in Rome. Brutus said, “I know my hour hath come” (Shakespeare V.v.20).
The drama, Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is meant to entertain. After defeating Pompey, Caesar was loved by the plebeians and was going to be made the new ruler of Rome. Not liking the of Caesar as a ruler, a group of senators became a conspiracy and killed Caesar. The senator most responsible for Julius Caesar's death is Cassius. Cassius hates the way Caesar is seen and treated by the plebeians.
2. What does it mean about Brutus that he so readily believes what Cassius says? It means he trusts his friend. Cassius is just not a random guy he is Brutus very close friend, and Brutus believes he can trust him. And also because Brutus does not have faith in Caesar as a King he loves him as a friend and person, but not as a king.
Though he associates himself with the murder of the leader of Rome, Brutus bases his honesty on the genuine truth that it solely benefits his beloved country. The truly puzzling significance of corrupting the boundaries pertains to the ability of Brutus to use his power in any way he sees fit to justify murder and manipulate the multitudes. Brutus, “the noblest of Roman of all,” arguably epitomizes a man devoting anything to the success of his homeland whether it be his life or that of another’s (Shakespeare 3.2.76). Furthermore, it can be inferred that passion and commitment overwhelms moral codes and principles. However, before Brutus can settle his case, the interest of the crowd must favor him.
The noble Brutus … He was my friend,faithful and just to me.” (III.ii.78-86). In this quote, Antony is using a pathos approach and trying to gain sympathy of the crowd by saying Julius Caesar did not deserve to die and that he was a good man. Also several times during the speech he uses the phrase, “And Brutus is an honorable man.” (III.ii.75-108) doing this, Antony is using an ethos approach and is trying to persuade the people of Rome to go against Brutus. Antony’s speech succeeded because he was more credible than Brutus and he raised the crowd’s anger towards Caesar’s
The soothsayer gives warnings to Caesar, Artemidorus tries to give him a letter about the conspiracy, and Calpurnia has dreams of Caesar being killed. All of these omens have no influence on Caesar’s decision, showing that the decisions he makes controls his fate. Caesar is called on by a soothsayer while he is attending the Lupercal festival. The soothsayer tells Caesar, “Beware the ides of March” (Wiggins DR-119). Caesar insists that the soothsayer is a dreamer and he continues with the festivities.