A great man, well respected by his peers, with friends in positions of power. Despite having killed Caesar, he had a valid excuse which he had the people believe. Having thought that killing Caesar was the only way to save Rome from tyranny, even though it was obviously not. When Markus Antony said, "This was the noblest Roman of them all. And say to all the world, 'This was a man!’” He gave an apt description of Brutus, wanting to do what is best for Rome, and yet failing to do so, and suffering both internally and externally from his choices; a true tragic
Their friendship is one of the few things these two have in common. Caesar saw only the good in Brutus. Even though they may have had the same characteristics, Caesar loved them in Brutus but hated them in himself. Brutus, I do observe you now of late. “I have not from your eyes that gentleness And show of love as I was won 't to have.
By Sinon telling the Trojans of his birth, he establishes his credibility and allows the Trojan’s to trust him. Furthermore, after the death of his best friend, Sinon explains why he hates Ulysses’, creating a common enemy with the Trojans. Sinon tells the Trojans, “But after he had left these upper shores, / a victim of the sharp Ulysses’ envy” (II, 125-126). By creating a common enemy with the Trojan’s, Sinon gains the trust of his so-called enemies. After telling the Trojans of how he escaped the sacrifice of his own death, Sinon asks the Trojan’s to pity him.
Throughout the epic, violence is evident in the actions and the decision making of the characters in order to obtain peace. The battles and suicides throughout the story are prevalent and gruesome, while moments of peace are minor and fleeting. The characters, whether man or god, result to violence as a primary way to manage their problems. Aeneas is strong, heroic, and seems calm; however, he does not receive true peace and calmness until he has killed his enemy, Turnus, to end the battle and avenge his friend, Pallas. Nonetheless, Aeneas is a noble character who overcomes bad odds and embodies Roman ideals, including violence.
Glory was a value inherent to Roman society. Plutarch expertly compared Caesar to Alexander in Lives through their respective quests for glory. Caesar was driven to conquer new lands in his pursuit for glory: “Caesar had long ago resolved upon . . .
Persuasion is the action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something. During the turning point of the play, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Caesar’s good friend, uses persuasion to win over the plebians. In the beginning, the reader sees the beginning of conflict within Rome’s power. As the play continues the conflict grows stronger and leads to the death of Julius Caesar. Mark Antony seems to take the whole situation okay until he is left alone, where he reveals he will avenge Caesar.
Even though he wanted to be the king, Caesar was still his friend. Antony wanted people to be patient with him. He also says, “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff” (3.2. 100-101). Antony says this to show that Caesar was a good man who cared about the people.
Antony wants to remind the Romans that he is credible for speaking of Caesar “that love my friend, and that they know full well, that gave me public leave to speak of him” (III.ii.215-216) Antony uses ethos after telling the Romans everything to convince them in being against that conspirators’ that he can speak of Caesar because he was a close friend of Caesar. Antony convinces the Romans to retribute the conspirators’ for what they have done “In every wound of Caesar that should move the stones of Rome to rise and mutiny” (III.ii.225-226) Antony wants revenge and is convincing the Romans to riot by using pathos. Antony wants the Romans to feel sorry about Caesar’s death “here was a Caesar! When comes such another?” (III.ii.248) Antony uses pathos here to make the Romans think and feel that there’s not going to be another Caesar and now Caesar is killed so it is a major loss to Rome. He also asks a rhetorical question to prove his point that there is only one
Teucer is loyal to his family and friends, and he wants nothing more than to help them; accordingly, he is more than willing to hurt his enemies, Menelaus and Agamemnon, in order to achieve his goal, rightfully bury Ajax. If anything, Teucer is not to be underestimated or written off as a minor character by readers; in fact, he is worthy of their praise, due to his persistence to help Ajax and his family. Accordingly, he embodies the virtuous traits Ajax loses, and he stands up for what he believes in when the odds are against him. In the end, Teucer is left to clean up the mess Ajax left, but he does just that out of duty, as any other exceptional hero would. Then again, someone else, Odysseus, steals the spotlight from Teucer in the end as he convinces Agamemnon to let Ajax be buried; however, Teucer takes the steps and has the heart to be the hero to protect Ajax and his family long enough for the Greek kings to
John Ruskin once said, “The first test of truly great man is his humility”. In The Odyssey, an epic poem by Homer, the central character Odysseus learns humility through his failures and growth in obedience making him a hero. Odysseus reaches a heroic status through the lessons learned on his journey, which ultimately taught him the value of obedience and the dangers of arrogance. Initially, Odysseus appears to lack the heroic quality of humility, through his narcissistic nature. When Odysseus is leaving the cyclops cave, his egotistical behavior is shown when he tells Polyphemus who hurt him.