In Brutus’ oration he answers the question of why he decided to kill Caesar. Brutus answers the question by saying, “this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more” (3.2.22-24). This answer from Brutus appeals to the Romans’ sense of nationalism. Brutus inflames the mob’s feeling of passion and pride for their country. This use of pathos is very powerful and well crafted; however, Mark Antony outsmarts him.
Brutus’s tragic flaw of being easily swayed made fiendish thoughts over preventing Caesar from being king housed inside of Brutus, thus turning Brutus, a quondam friend into a potential enemy of Caesar. Metaphors were also commonly used in the first act to prove the theme, especially when Marallus and Flavius were trying to disperse the crowd decorating for the return of Caesar as they quite efficiently made the Roman workers back down from celebrating the arrival of Caesar. Marallus, as he conjectures that others have forgotten about the death of Pompey, says “you blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things”, where the commoners are compared to the stones (Marallus I i
Then towards the end of the story, repetition is utilized to make the Plebeians want to interrogate Brutus about his loyalty as he utters," Yet Brutus says he was ambitious: and Brutus is an honorable man... And sure he is an honorable man." Next, in Brutus speech the rhetorical devices that exist are logos, rhetorical question, and pathos. These devices were used to illustrate how ambitious Caesar was and how hungry he was to hold the crown. As an example, logos is used to send a message out to the judges to take a step back to look at the big picture when Brutus announces, "Censor in your wisdom, and awake your sense that you may the better judge. "(Shakespeare 17-18) After that, a rhetorical question was addressed to manifest why he eliminated Caesar to free everyone from being serfs which questioned,"Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar was dead, to live all free
Hamlet wants his mother to love him not Claudius. The quotes also shows Hamlet’s anger towards his mother remarrying. Hamlet’s feelings towards his mother in this quote also represents the Oedipus Complex. Hamlet also portrays the Oedipus complex when he states “Oh, throw away the worser part of it, And live the purer with the other half. Good night—but go not to mine uncle’s bed.
There are many reasons and clues in the story as to why this choice was the best option. The first reason is the way that Caesar acts towards his wife. In Scene II Act ii Caesar is against Calphurnia and is not treating her with the dignity and respect that she deserves. She is devoted to him and trying to warn him of the danger that she fears for him, and he’s acting rude and resentful towards her and is treating her like she is less than he is. This is a reference to ethos because it’s showing his characterization and is showing how he views her in comparison to him.
In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Marc Antony appears to be a strong advocate for Julius Caesar’s triumphs and increasing power. However, like Caesar, Antony is extremely manipulative and powerful. After Caesar’s death, Antony manipulated the conspirators into believing he was on their side before requesting to speak at Caesar’s funeral. While Brutus and the conspirators remained fooled by Antony’s innocence, Antony took the initiative to inform the Roman citizens of the conspirator’s horrendous actions towards their beloved leader, Julius Caesar. Caesar’s funeral was a time of reflection for the citizens of Rome, as Marc Antony caused them to question their allegiance to Brutus.
In fact, Isabella ironically draws upon patriarchal social expectations to slight their respective assaults on her sexuality, such as when she tells Claudio that their “father’s grave / Did utter forth a voice” — which expressed that he “must die: / Thou art too noble to conserve a life / In base appliances” (3). Moreover, instead of undermining female autonomy, the Duke shows signs of reinforcing it as he aids Isabella in her struggle to maintain her sexual freedom. He orchestrates a scenario in which Isabella partakes in a bed trick, thus preserving her sexual independence while also subverting Angelo’s autonomy. Here, both male and female characters demonstrate the ability to influence another’s honor; even the Duke, a male character, impedes upon Angelo’s honor, rather than remaining unified as would be typical of the patriarchy. Thus, the female is not merely an endangered object to men, for she is also endangers patriarchal control.
As Fitz advances, sexist critics tend to assume that, “men may put political considerations ahead of love; women may not” (304). Inconsistent with conventional thought, Antony and Cleopatra interchange gender roles. For once, a man of his statute shamefully puts love before politics; on the contrary, she put her state before her love. When Cleopatra’s ships flee, the play, through the character of Scarus makes it a point to establish Cleopatra’s blame in the loss of the battle. He begins by referencing being inclined and led by the affections of a woman as ignorance, “The greater cantle of the world is lost.
After being talked out of his own wife’s foreshadow, he speaks to Calphurnia, “How foolish do your fears seem now, Calphurnia! I am ashamed I did yield to them. Give me my robe, for I will go” (2.2.110-112). Caesar chooses to meet with his Senate despite his wife foreshadowing his wife. Later that day, Caesar would realize that he made the wrong choice, where Marcus Brutus and Gaius Cassius would lead the rest of the Senators on an assassination mission to kill Caesar.
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
Caesar is killed by conspirators who wanted freedom, liberty, and democracy. Though Caesar had ruled well, he wanted to be crowned and was ambitious. Caesar was killed because he was the one whose “abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power” (2.1.18, 19). But Brutus thought that “when he once attains the upmost round, he then unto the ladder turns his back” (2.1.24, 25). But Caesar loved the Romans according to what Antony spoke about Caesar 's death, “when that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept” (3.2.89).
In Act 3 Scene 1, Beatrice is overwhelmed with the thought of people judging her proud and scornful ways. Beatrice addresses this revolution by agreeing to leave her past self behind and seal this newfound affection with Benedick. Beatrice’s view of rejecting a man who will rule her with an iron fist is quite independent. In this case, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing suggests Beatrice was once in love with Benedick, but his title of lord and soldier of Padua negatively effected their relationship. In addition, Beatrice’s previous relationship with Benedick, as suggested by the play, developed this harsh semblance.