Brutus tries to convince the conspirators why killing Caesar is wrong as well. Also, the fickle Roman Public are easily induced by people of higher power’s ideas. Such as, Brutus and Antony’s funeral speeches. Caesar also tries to tell Antony that Cassius is most certainly dangerous because he is always plotting something, and he thinks too much. This ends up foreshadowing for events later in the tragedy.
97-100). Antony gives several other examples of the exact reasons why Caesar isn’t guilty, but this is most impactful one because the people personally saw Caesar rejecting the crown therefore making it a testimony of Caesar that he could never have the traits of always trying to add to his power since he
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. Brutus is scared that Caesar is going to be a horrible king. How would he be any better though?
In Conclusion, the three instances of manipulation were Cassius manipulating Brutus, Decius manipulating Caesar, and Mark Antony manipulating the crowd. Cassius manipulated Brutus to join the conspiracy. Decius tricks Caesar into going to the Senate by saying things that Caesar didn’t like. Antony uses the crowd to turn against the conspiracy. As a result of all of that, manipulation should never be use against other people because it can hurt the manipulators to.
For example, Brutus addresses the men and announces that he is convinced that killing Caesar is for their benefit, not just his own. This is called the statement of position. Brutus then shifts to the statement of understanding. Here Brutus declares his reasons for wanting to kill Caesar. He believes that if Caesar becomes king, he will have too much responsibility and power.
It is clear to see here that Brutus was justified in killing Caesar because his intentions are good. Another example is when Brutus is asked to join the assassins, and he says “If these be motives weak, break off betimes, And every man hence to his idle bed; so let high-sighted tyranny range on” (JC 2.1.121-123). A clearer version of what he is saying, is that it is the duty of every Roman man to prevent tyranny from surviving. He also states that if the man’s intentions are not good, then they should not participate in the execution of the task. This is directed towards some of the other assassins because he knew many of them had poor intentions.
This quote clearly uses logos because the people listening have to use their reasoning and judgement. This quote also uses reason to support that Brutus’ claims could be false. Both of these speeches use different rhetorical devices which persuade the Roman people to their speakers
While some may argue that Brutus embodies these qualities, Brutus allowed flattery and ambition to corrupt his ideas. “Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that ‘Caesar’? Why should that name be sounded more than yours?” (1.2.140). Brutus allowed Cassius to talk him into killing Caesar, and believed that he should be loved and supported as much as Caesar. Brutus knew that with Caesar out of the way, he would become the people's
Having to choose between his loyalty to Rome and his loyalty to his close friend, Brutus shows what is more important to him by finally killing Caesar. In Act I, Brutus tells Cassius, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people/Choose Caesar for their king” (Shakespeare I.ii.85-86). Brutus fears that Caesar will be crowned king, which contradicts the values of the Roman Republic. And after some persuading from the conspirators and Cassius, Brutus finally joins in on the act to kill Caesar before he can do any damage to Rome.
He also appeals to the men’s emotions by stating “We have no strong Odysseus to defend us, / and as to putting up a fight ourselves- we’d only show our incompetence in arms” (X 63-65). This is expressing Telemakhos’ desperation because he knows that he does not have the ability to defeat the suitors himself and take back control of his home. In addition, he says, “Think of the talk in the islands all around us, / and fear the wrath of the Gods, / or they may turn, and send you some devilry” (X 70-72). Telemakhos says this to make the men of Ithaca think about their immortal fame (kleos). If they allow this to happen in Odysseus’ home without intervening, their eternal reputation would be tarnished.