The play begins with Julius Caesar returning from a victory over Pompey to a cheering crowd of Romans. He is an ambitious leader who wants Rome to prosper and looks out for his countrymen over himself, though he has his own, darker, flaws. This selflessness is explicitly demonstrated by him saying “What touches us shall be last served” (III.I.9) when he is told to deal with a letter because it most directly related to him. His goal is to further Rome and gain the approval of his people, which he does very well.
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.
In Shakespeare's Macbeth, the play follows the "pernicious" degradation of Macbeth as a mildly ambitious, candid and steadfast character. "Brave" Macbeth's ultimate downfall from his "valiant" self stems from excessive ambition, juxtaposing to his former self who believed to be king was "not within the prospect of belief". Further, his later zeal is contrasted by a formerly held belief that "chance" would enact "without [his] stir". Macbeth's peers' views are quickly altered as "honourable" Macbeth descends from his esteemed self. " Worthy" for acting as a "good and hardy soldier", he soon becomes one who "unseems from the have to the chops" not only on the battlefield, but as a means to "o'erleap" those who oppose him in his everyday life.
“What other bond, than secret Romans that spoke the word, and will not palter?” I believe that Brutus and the Conspiracy should go to the capital and kill Caesar, and they should do what they had planned to do. Why should they? For the Romans to have a good place to live, pride, and confidence for their country. Caesar should not be crowned king, Caesar should not become the leader of the Roman people.
These two quotes also portray his change of thought between acts 1 and 5. In the start Brutus refuses to fall for Cassius ' persuasion; he claims he loves Caesar and would not turn against him. He would, however, listen to Cassius ' reasoning. Soon he made up his mind ' Caesar must be killed. After a short time, Antony convinced the plebeians Caesar was a good man who must be avenged and Brutus was named a murderer.
By describing becoming king as putting a “fruitless crown” oh his head and handing him a “barren sceptre” , Macbeth exhibits a yearning to expand his power beyond his own generation (35). Macbeth only wanted to become king but he selfishly concludes that his own command isn't enough and he wants to engender a legacy of heirs. Macbeth adheres to the growing ambitions of individuals once they gain power. Therefore, Macbeth does not think his efforts to reach power were sufficient. Thinking of the deeds he has done, he reasons that “For them the gracious duncan have I murder'd” (35).
Caesar had his flaws, but he was only human. Caesar was seen as a serpent who was ready to strike and create a society that revolved around himself and would keep him at the top. On the contrary, even though the conspirators claim to have had the best intentions of Rome in their conscious and actions when assassinating Caesar, Rome still plunged itself into a civil war that disrupted the peace in the nation. Therefore, was Caesar a menace to society even though he led Rome to victory over Pompey, brought peace and created a sense of nationalism in Rome, and enforced the laws strictly in the case of Metellus Cimber in Act 3, Scene
Yes he betrays his closest friend and mentor in the worst possible way. Even though Cassius and Brutus is to blame for Caesar death he is willing to sacfrice his own friend to keep order in Rome. Brutus 's own intentions to keep Rome in check starts a riot. Antony calls him an honorable man. Honorable and honest people tend to suppose that others also live by their standards just as Brutus thought.
There are many reasons why brutus should not join the conspiracy. The main reasons are, Brutus could be a more terrifying leader there ever was, they might be killing one of the best leaders they could of had, what happens if there plan does not work, and the people of Rome are going to be mad. The reason that the conspiracy doesn't want Caesar to be king because they think he will be a terrible leader and they are jealous. Brutus should be happy that one of his friends is going to be king but instead he is jealous.
It is self-evident that there is an issue of power in Othello and in modern day society; the most indisputable one being the emotions beyond reasons and their power over us. It is a non-societal power, yet it is the catalyst for our behaviour. Shakespeare exaggerates the means of power in our emotions and the response we have to it, such as confounding them with love. Throughout the play, the actions committed by characters consumed by self-loathing are greatly amplified. Othello illustrates how jealousy forces the characters to go to greater lengths than one normally would to satisfy their desire for vengeance.
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the playwright, William Shakespeare, captures the essence of a tragic hero with the main protagonist, Marcus Junius Brutus. To earn the title “tragic hero,” a character must conform to several prerequisites. Qualifications include the fact that a tragic hero must have a fatal flaw, an error of judgement, a harsh fate resulting from his or her judgement, a story that invokes fear and empathy, a tragic deed done to someone close, and a tragic hero must be ordinary, neither distinctively good nor bad. In the case of Brutus, his character achieves most, if not all of these requirements; therefore, he is the epitome of a “tragic hero”.
In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus has just killed Caesar for being what he considers ambitious, and he has spoken to the people of Rome about why he did it. He uses ethos, pathos, and logos to try and persuade the citizens to not punish him for what he has done. He uses ethos by himself being a very honorable and noble person. He was one of Caesar’s closest friends, so he of all people would be the first to find a reason not to kill him. His nobility and honorability showed that he will always do what is best for his country, even if he didn’t want to.
Brutus is the tragic hero of the play Julius Caesar. Brutus, just like almost every other person ever born, had flaws about him, but that does not mean that he cannot be the tragic hero of Julius Caesar. Brutus was an honorable man. Brutus was the only conspirator that killed Caesar for the good of Rome. Brutus loved his country more than he loved his closest friend.
Every story has either hero or a tragic hero. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout was the hero. In the movie The Longest Ride, Ira Levinson (played by Alan Alda) was the tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character in a story that is a protagonist whose poor decisions lead to their downfall. William Shakespeare was famous for not only writing plays but also tragic plays.
The goal of the conspirators is to stop Julius Caesar from becoming king of Rome. They want to do this because they do not want one person in Rome to have all the power. The conspirators are not the only ones who do not want Caesar to become king. Many of the commoners would agree with what they are doing. They want the senate to be in control.