Brutus vs. Cassius A leader is a person who follows through and knows what they want. Cassius, in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is the character who wants to kill Caesar based on his political ranking in Rome. Cassius recruited Caesar's best friend, Brutus, to help him catch Caesar before he gets too big and in Cassius’ opinion destroys Rome. Cassius Is a very effective leader compared to Brutus. Cassius gets his way in the end of the play, although he does not live to see what effects the death of Caesar has on Rome.
He convinces them that killing Caesar was the best . Antony speaks to the citizens and is able- without angering the people further, making them hate him, or dishonoring Brutus openingly- to convince them that the conspirators are in the wrong. He does this in a number of ways, all proving him to be very convincing and intelligent. Antony helps the people of Rome remember the good Caesar has done for Rome, and reminds them of how he denied the crown offered to him three times. He shows them the body of Caesar, emphasizing the holes and blood, saying, "Look, in this place ran Cassius' dagger through: See what a rent the envious Casca made: Through this the well-beloved Brutus stabb'd;" Act III, Scene II of Julius Caesar.
Killings for the Good of Rome Not every story has a villain sometimes there are all heros doing the right thing for the greater good. That is the case for Julius Caesar because there is only multiple heroes. They are all doing what is best for the people. Julius Caesar, Brutus, and Antony are did what was best for the people, and some of them had to face some consequences for their actions. Julius Caesar was a congenial man always caring for his people and wanted what was best for his citizens.
In Brutus’ speech he is constantly trying to justify Caesar’s death. He uses an pathos approach when he says, “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” (III.ii.21-22) When saying this he is trying to gain the people of Rome’s trust. He is trying to say that he was only looking out for the people of Rome. Then later in his speech he decided to take an Ethos approach when he is saying, “I depart, that, as I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself, when it shall please my country to need my death.” (III.ii.45-48) When Brutus says this he is trying to take the ethos approach and persuade the crowd that he will do whatever is best for Rome even if it means slaying himself. The reason
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.
Antony was Caesar’s best friend and Brutus was one of the conspirators the killed Caesar. The speeches that they give determine who Rome supports, which leads to the death of one of them. Brutus and Antony use pathos, syntax, and diction to create the specific effect of justifying the murder of Caesar for Brutus and turning the crowd against the conspirators for Antony. Brutus and Antony
So it's safe to say that all those men that were tribunes had killed many men and probably had become pretty hard on the inside. Which means that a tribune could easily plan a way to kill someone, go through with it and most likely not feel any remorse. I'm not saying they were all like that but I can imagine that if you had killed many men you'd probably be pretty hard hearted too. Casca was among one of the greatest tribunes there was: Flavius aetius. Flavius was friends with murelace in the story.
Admittedly, Caesar could be considered the tragic hero due to his realization of his wrongdoings when he sees Brutus after being stabbed. However, Caesar never fully accepted responsibility for his actions before he died, unlike Brutus. Brutus’s dying words are, “Caesar, now be still. I killed thee with half so good a will (V.v.50-51).” These words confirm that Brutus recognizes that killing Caesar wasn’t the best course of action. Within these final words, we also see Brutus’s regret for what
Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one. He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
Another reason that can show you that Brutus is a better man is on page 945 line 77, “Et tu, Brute? Fall, Caesar” -Caesar. Caesar says his last words to Brutus saying this meaning you too Brutus because Brutus was the last one to stab Caesar and Caesar thought you too because he was a close friend and Caesar never thought that Brutus would ever turn on him and help kill him. What this is getting at is Brutus’ 23rd stab is the one that really killed Caesar because once he knew his closest friend stabbed him he couldn 't take it
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).
He was the successor to Trajan and in many ways kept with his reformer mind set and peaceful outlook in life. Unlike Trajan and even Augustus, he chose to keep the Roman Empire smaller rather than continue to expand. This doesn’t mean that he could not protect Rome and its citizens, he was in fact well versed in dealing with the military. However, he did have the similar problem that Trajan had had before, and that was the Jewish revolts. They were worse under Hardian due to his Greco-Roman culture push on the people, but that still doesn’t take away from the fact that he was an amazing emperor.
“Et tu, Brute?” Caesar uttered his last words as he witnesses Brutus stab him, “Then fall Caesar!” Brutus was that of the most trusted of Caesar. He was persuaded into political extremism which pushed him to conspire with envious senators and ultimately, participate in the brutal assassination of Caesar, who was ruthlessly stabbed 33 times, so he could become active ruler in Rome in the works of William Shakespeare derived from the play Julius Caesar. With what is being claimed, Brutus couldn’t possibly have been a honest man but a traitor. Brutus was coerced into believing Caesar was the enemy and Cassius played on his underlying beliefs. Brutus was already having problems within and seemed to be brooding.
Julius Caesar was a tyrant after he defeated Pompey, but then some of his closest friends, including Brutus, Cassius, Casca, and Cinna, brutally murdered him. The only one there who had real motive was none other than Cassius. He was the one who convinced Brutus to join the conspiracy, he came up with the whole plan on how to kill Caesar, and he just generally didn’t like how Caesar was godlike in the Roman’s eyes. Cassius knew that for the mutiny to work, they needed Brutus. Brutus had a lot of influence among the Romans because he was Caesar’s right hand man.