In these scenes Julius Caesar, Cassius is a deceiving man. Throughout the play, Cassius is constantly trying to turn people against Caesar. Cassius uses his power to manipulate others around him. Cassius says, describing Brutus in a highly matter, “Well, Brutus, thou
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).
Cassius manipulates Brutus to the point of making him feel as if there are several people wanting Brutus to do something about Caesar. Cassius also wants to convince Brutus that “Caesar’s ambition shall be glanced at” so they can eliminate his power for fear that “worse days [may] endure”. Cassius is not the only senator wanting to eliminate Caesar’s growing
The conspirators took matters into their own hands by killing Caesar so his powers decreased. The conspiracy contained many important individuals including Marcus Brutus and Cassius Longinus. Cassius got Brutus’s assistance by persuading him to join. At the end of William Shakespeare 's play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” Caesar was killed by the conspirators at the Senate and later on some of the conspirators died.
When Brutus’ speech occurs, Shakespeare utilizes rhetorical questions, pathos, and tone in order to suggest that Caesar was too ambitious and could possibly enslave the citizens of Rome so he should be killed , which proves Oscar Wilde’s claim that disobedience is a valuable human trait and that it does promote social progress. This text is important because Caesar made a big impact on people and his closest friends turned their back on him. Without Julius Caesar, the world would not be what it is today. Caesar helped shape Rome into a great international power with a profound influence on the world. His military exploits led to the incorporation of new lands and people under the umbrella of
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.
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
At first glance, Antony mentions this only to provide a dissimilarity between himself and Brutus, claiming Brutus would have advocated for these acts. But Antony has a deeper meaning to this phrase, one that the plebeians latch onto and use as their rallying cry. By making this the last words he delivers on this topic, this phrase subliminally pushes his audience to revolt. This is because these plebeians are like children, they do the exact opposite of what they are told, only remember information for small periods of time, and are easily swayed. Antony uses these qualities to his advantage by using reverse psychology to persuade the plebeians to insurrection and purposely ending on a battle cry for this
This pulls on the pathos of the audience because the rhetorical question pulls on their conscience. Their conscience is questioning whether the murder of Caesar is justifiable, since he was not all the ambitious according to Antony. This allows for Antony to take advantage of the easily pliable minds in the audience and flip their introspections to vanquish the conspirators. Shakespeare uses the repetition of the word ambitious in Antony’s speech to instigate the plebeians, and fill their minds with enough doubts to get them to rebel against the conspirators. Talking about how Caesar refused the crown three times at the Luperical, Antony proclaims, “Which he did thrice refuse; was this ambition. /Yet
Throughout Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, multiple nonconcrete aspects affect the plot. These aspects mix with some of the actions of the characters. The play begins with Julius Caesar returning to Rome after defeating his rival and is close to becoming the leader. A group of conspirators plans to assassinate Caesar in hopes of interfering with the obscene amount of power that he would gain if he took the position. Although there are warnings against going to the senate-house, Caesar ignores all of them and goes anyway.
For example, the line “Caesar was ambitious” (Wiggins DR-177 ) in Antony’s speech came out of the Brutus’s speech when he was calling Caesar ambitious. He knows what to do to prevent the bad future. Another example is Antony’s decision of killing Lepidus brother and telling Octavius that Lepidus is unworthy for the triumvir. He continued to control his fate by killing its rivals and securing it future. Sometimes the fate was with him; for example, Brutus’s decision of going to Philippi to battle Rome was a fate because Brutus and his army had a better position of
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.
Conclusion A. I disagree, in Julius Caesar the rulers break and bend the rules one after another, Julius Caesar was a powerful man that was seen as a threat, brutus didn’t agree with having Rome as a dictatorship, and in result Brutus kills Caesar in fear of Rome falling apart and becoming a dictatorship instead of a republic. B. This is a main event in history that has effected Rome in all the years to follow. C. Now that you have read this essay you have learned about having so much power that it can turn you against your friends. D. “I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.”
“If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s to him I say that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer, not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” Although many people in Rome were happy that Caesar had died, Brutus still loved Caesar and promised to himself that their friendship will never die. Another reason why Brutus was not right to join the conspiracy is because Cassius had convinced Brutus that Caesar was going to make himself a monarch and turned him against his own friend by manipulating him and making Brutus the one to kill Caesar. Brutus’ flaws that he has as a character got the best of him and made it easy for Cassius to use him for the killing of Caesar.