People are furious and quite angry. Because of this unexpected outcome, Brutus gives a speech explaining why he did what he did. He tells the people of Rome how he thought Caesar was too dangerous and ambitious to be the leader of Rome, a city he loved too much to watch it be destroyed. At first this seems to work for him. Then, Mark Antony comes in and completely destroys the perfect image of himself that Brutus put into the Roman’s heads.
The Romans showed their love for Caesar in many places, and other characters show their fear of his popularity, with Brutus saying: ”Why are they shouting? I’m afraid the people have made Caesar their king.” Whether or not Caesar would have been a good leader, Rome chose him, and it should have been the right of the people to make the decision, no matter how bad the outcome could have been. For Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators to interfere was a great betrayal of Rome’s
Brutus’s Idealism Does Brutus’s idealism make him a traitor to Rome or the BIggest Roman Hero? Brutus’s idealism made him believe that Rome was in danger in history and in Shakespeare’s play, “Julius Caesar” which caused him to betray his friend, Caesar. Brutus’s fear for the Roman Republic caused him to betray his friend who may have became a tyrant without being killed. This caused anarchy among them instead of actually helping the republic, good job Brutus. He even says that he fears for the people if they choose Caesar as a king.
Antony’s Speech Using Rhetorical Appeals In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, after Caesar’s death, the Romans are conflicted about what should be done. After Brutus’ speech the Romans are ready to crown Brutus king and be on the conspirators’ side. Though Brutus then leaves the crowd while Antony delivers his speech, the crowd realizes what should be done of Caesar’s murder and Antony prevents the conspirators from getting away with the murder of Caesar.
Good public speakers usually use linguistic devices to enhance their speeches. William Shakespeare made sure to include that in his play, Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar is a play about a man that is about to get awarded the crown to Rome but is killed by his close friends. The Roman citizens do not know who to believe and are torn between Antony and Brutus. Antony was Caesar’s best friend and Brutus was one of the conspirators the killed Caesar.
The fear that the conspirator had against tyranny was so commanding that it pushed them to murder their emperor. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Julius Caesar was an emperor of Rome, a renowned military leader, and a beloved friend to all of his subjects. Cassius created a conspiracy that feared tyranny and what Caesar would become if he gained more power. Cassius corrupted Brutus, who was a long-time friend of Caesar 's, to betray him and join the conspiracy.
Marc Antony gives his speech at Caesar’s funeral to the citizens of Rome. The purpose of his speech is to prove to the citizens that Brutus is wrong and Caesar shouldn’t have been killed. The tone of his speech is very ironic. It also gets very dramatic as he talks about Caesar being killed.
This brought more thought upon Antony and his role as a leader in society because others believe that “there’s not a nobler man in Rome (3.2.128).” With this, there is a fight for control and trust because “the role of Caesar will be transferred to the man who can play it best (Velz 8).” However, the crowd also has a fault in themselves. The people who are uneducated and low in the social class follow whoever provides them with what is needed.
By refusing to read the will several times and admitting that what it contains will cause the people to have such a great love for Caesar that knowing he is now dead will be unbearable, Antony ignites curiosity in the people and furthermore, a subconscious feeling of respect and graciousness toward Caesar. Basically, Antony uses Caesar’s will to convince the people that Caesar was a selfless, kind-hearted man and those who killed him should be ashamed and punished for killing an innocent man. Through Antony’s use of paralipsis, he is able to plant a seed of admiration for Caesar and one of hate for the conspirators in the hearts of the plebeians. In his speech to the citizens, Antony also asks many rhetorical questions to cause his audience to pause and reflect on how they really feel, or how Antony wants them to feel, about certain people and events that have recently become important. In one instance.
The death of Julius Caesar was an arguable topic, especially at the time of his funeral when senators were trying to benefit from his death by getting the Roman citizens to be on their side. At Caesar’s funeral, two senators gave their own speech in hopes to get the roman people on their side. Between the two speeches, Marc Antony portrayed a more effective and persuasive speech because of his use of rhetorical appeals, biases, and being true to himself. The appeals used in Antony’s speech were persuasively superior over Brutus’s speech.
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 “Julius Caesar”, by William Shakespeare, Marcus brutus plays the role of the Tragic hero due to his character flaw of being too Naive. The conspiracy to assassinate Roman dictator Julius Caesar is Instigated by senator Cassius, who uses Brutus to carry out his plan. He chooses Brutus to lead the assassination because Brutus is a nobleman who is greatly respected by the society. Cassius’s plan is to include Brutus in the conspiracy so the people of Rome would look at the assassination as a noble act. He convinces Brutus that Caesar will turn out to be an over-powered tyrannical leader once pronounced king.
Brutus was a great and close friend of Julius Caesar, but Cassius took advantage of Brutus because he was jealous of Julius. Brutus was a patriot and just wanted to do the right thing for Rome and make sure Julius was not going to become king. Brutus was a truthful man and wanted to know what the people thought about Julius. So Cassius tried to bribe Brutus with fake letters from the people, and decided he would team with the other senators and kill Julius Caesar for the good of Rome. For example, in his speech at Julius 's funeral he said "Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more."
The tragic flaw in Marcus Brutus was his pride. Brutus was lulled into the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar with Cassius’ flattery and also flattery in the form of letters forged by Cassius to appear that various Romans had lauded Brutus. Brutus would best fit Aristotle’s description of the tragic hero because of his pride—that is, pride in his integrity and pride in his reputation. Brutus’ pride in his integrity is demonstrated when Cassius approaches him because Brutus has “wronged” Cassius (p. 103-105) In a time of battle, Brutus attacked Cassius for defending a man who took bribes from the Sardians (p. 103).
Mark Antony Over Marcus Brutus One can see as they read through Mark Antony’s and Marcus Brutus’ speeches, that they left a major effect on the crowd at Julius Caesar’s funeral. The varied reactions out of the crowd were based on the rhetoric these two characters illustrate. They both exercised parts of ethos, pathos, and logos. Mark Antony’s speech at Caesar’s funeral had more effect on the people of Rome.