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
Brutus, however, cares deeply for Caesar and is hesitant to kill the beloved hero of Rome. Cassius applies advanced techniques when speaking to Brutus and ultimately gains Brutus as an ally in his conspiracy against the emperor. These techniques involve the classic rhetorical methods that Aristotle crafted many centuries ago: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos. Aristotle understood that people are naturally skeptical. They are only fully convinced of an argument when they trust the source, understand the reasons, and truly care about the issue.
Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic. Brutus loves caesar but doesn't want him to become king. Brutus doesn't have a personal reason to kill Caesar but for the good of Rome he has to. The country of rome would fall to Caesar if he became king because he is corrupt. Brutus loves Caesar but knows he has to kill him for the good of rome.
Also, to convince Caesar not to worry about Calpurnia’s dream, Decius assures Caesar that Calpurnia’s dream, "signifies that from [Caesar] great Rome shall suck," and that, “great men shall press,” treasured things into Caesar’s, “reviving blood,”(II:ii:87-88). Decius also uses pathos to manipulate Caesar’s side that wants to prove for Rome. By calling Caesar’s blood, ‘reviving blood,’ Decius is able to grab Caesar’s attention and move his concern away from Calpurnia’s dream and toward more ‘important’ matters. Decius’ use of pathos and flattery, allow him to manipulate Caesar’s pride and
This is used to display his emotion. Antony states, “Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause till it come back to me” (3.2. 33-35). From this quote, you can tell that Antony believes killing Caesar was wrong and he wanted the citizens to think that as well. Even though he wanted to be the king, Caesar was still his friend.
The first example of pathos appears in line 57-62. During these lines Cassius reveals to Brutus his “Hidden worthiness” and essentially he says how Brutus does not see his true worth and value, and that most Romans would prefer him to rule rather than Caesar. By saying these things to Brutus, Cassius makes him feel special and makes him like Cassius more for saying these kind things to him, therefore he is more likely to do what Cassius wants. Pathos can also be found in lines 136-138 where he suggests the two of them and others, like a curse, will end up dying like slaves. By vocalizing the idea of them dying a melancholy death , similar to one of a slave, an idea placed in Brutus’ head where he will die a horrible death, because of Caesar, and makes him persuaded to like Caesar less.
In the quote, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more”. Brutus explains that he loved Caesar to his fullest and cared for him deeply, but Rome was more important and loved to him than Caesar would ever be. This goes to show that Brutus loved Rome and people so much that he was will to kill Caesar to make his people happy. Brutus also show Betrayal from saying that Caesar was ambitious which was one of the reasons that he kill or betrayed Caesar. In the Brutus speech he quotes, “ I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him”.
This form of betrayal can be seen in the relationship between Brutus and Caesar. A friend to Julius Caesar, Brutus loves the man greatly, but he loves Rome even more. Sensing that Caesar’s rising ambition will lead to tyranny over the free Roman people, Brutus feels forced to act. He goes against Caesar and works alongside the conspirators to overthrow Caesar. When planning to kill him, the conspirators gather around Caesar and he sees his trusted friend Brutus among them.
Brutus was a close friend to Caesar, and he didn’t kill Caesar because he didn’t like him. He did love Caesar, but his love for Rome was stronger and he didn’t want Caesar to ruin the great city he had even said “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves.” (III.ii). Brutus thought that Caesar was too ambitious and that would have ruined Rome, so he wanted the best for the citizens of Rome and killed Julius Caesar. However, Brutus wasn’t the only part of the killing of Caesar he was an accomplice along with Cassius and Casca, so he had some people who felt the same as Brutus.
One’s integrity represents their true character, and treason shows lack of trust and allegiance. Brutus turns to an entirely different person than he used to be, after he murders Caesar. Clearly, he lacks core values as a respected man. In Act 4, Scene 3, Brutus defends his actions and attempts to justify his sin: “Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake?” Although Brutus was good friends with Caesar, he seems to disregard all of it. He knows he is under scrutiny and is willing to forgo his entire past because of his misdeed.
When Cimber was kneeling Caesar, “I must prevent thee Cimber” (3.1.36). Caesar was a tragic hero because he loved Rome and tried to take care of Rome though he desired power as king of Rome. But Brutus never wanted to be like Caesar by taking the crown. He loved Rome and that’s why he killed Caesar who he loved and himself. He wanted to be an honorable man and not taking the crown that would make him
Brutus killed Caesar for personal reasons rather than for the emolument of Rome. Caesar was a good man that cared about Rome and did what he could for the people. The senators and Brutus were jealous that Caesar was so well liked. This envy lead to malice toward Caesar that ended with his downfall. How could someone that cared so much for the people of Rome have such ill intent
Cassius a talented general and long time acquaintance of caesar whose jealousy grew as caesar 's power grew making him almost god like in the eyes of the roman people , and in the end his jealousy would be his ultimate downfall. How could this single man persuade one of rome 's most beloved and trusted figures to turn on one of his most true friends, and end up killing the leader of rome? “ Well Brutus thou art noble, yet i see thy honorable metal may be wrought from that it is disposed . therefore it is meet that noble minds keep ever with their likes; For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” . Comparing himself to metal worker as he suggests that even the most noblest of men can be manipulated, or bent to his will , furthermore since brutus is a beloved and respected amongst the roman people as well as caesar in particular, he would be the easiest to manipulate because of his patriotic loyalty to rome and the people, on top of the fact brutus is married to his sister.
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."
In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Brutus has a great love for his city, Rome, like no other man. He wants great things for his city and is not willing to let anyone lead Rome into misfortune. With this intention, when Julius Caesar becomes king, Brutus is not pleased. He believes Rome will suffer under the commands of Caesar. Therefore, without consideration of the possible consequences, his ambitions and desires for the good of Rome drives him to take the life of his own best friend.