Before this quote was said Caesar was killed. Mark Antony, who is a very good friend with caesar, came to see what had happened. He talked to Caesar’s killers and shook each of their hands. He wanted to get on their good side so they didn’t kill him and so it would be easier for him to plan his revenge. Antony then said that he did that in friendship and loved them all.
Although Brutus initially was the approval of the Roman citizens Antony’s sarcastic speech made the Romans second guess if the assassination of Caesar was right. In the speech Mark Antony gave in Act 3 Scene 2 he was speaking about Caesar being ambitious and Brutus being an honorable man but keeps repeating it in a sarcastic tone. For instances Antony said “But Brutus says he is ambitious and Brutus is a honorable man”, then again Brutus said “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious and Brutus is an honorable man” because it’s repeated a couple throughout Antony’s speech. As well in Act 3 Scene 2 Brutus said “And for my sake, stay here with Antony Do grace to Caesar’s corpse, and grace his speech. Tending to Caesar’s glories, which Mark Antony By our permission is allowed to make.
Julius Caesar Essay: Comparing the speeches of Brutus and Mark Antony In Scene 2, Act III, both Brutus and Mark Antony give very important and interesting speeches, revealing much of their personalities and characters. Caesar has just been killed, stabbed to death by a group of his closest "friends", including Brutus, whom he loved greatly (195-200). The conspirators have bathed their hands and arms in Caesar’s blood and have raised tension and chaos among the Roman citizens. Antony has gone courageously to see Caesar’s body and speak to the conspirators to understand why they have done such a horrible deed. Mark Antony has asked the conspirators for permission to carry Caesar’s body outside and make a funeral speech in his honor.
This is an example of pathos because it uses emotional appeal showing that he had love of a friend towards Caesar. His is effective because he makes the citizens that he loved Caesar more than them. Another example of pathos is when he says “had you rather you Caesar living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men”,This is pathos because he plays with their fear of slavery. This part is effective because he makes them scared of what would of happen if Caesar was alive and it tells the citizen he make the right decision. In addition to pathos he says “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more”, this an example of pathos because he shows love to Caesar and Rome.
Julius Caesar: Brutus' Moral Ambiguity Shakepeare's intruiging play Julius Caesar tells a tale of a honorable man who puts his personal interests aside and pulls off a devastating move in order to protect Rome. When Caesar returns to Rome after killing General Pompey, he is given a hero's welcome but his crowning as king becomes a major conflict all throughtout the city and strikes fear in the hearts of many people. Marcus Brutus, a dear friend of Caesar is revealed as a morally ambiguous protagonist of the play as he is pressured into defending his highest values and becomes involved in plotting the assasination. Although Brutus' actions may seem questionable and ultimately lead to Caesar's death, his decision is made with good intentions that can be seen through his patriotism for Rome, idealistic views of the world, and moral obligations. Marcus Brutus was in fact one of the conspirators that murdered Caesar.
After Caesar is killed, Antony becomes very mournful and outrage by the treachery of the conspirators that killed Caesar. Antony asks for just to a speech at Caesars funeral and Brutus grants him that one wish. Antony is a very intelligent man and he has the ability to manipulate a crowd with his speeches. For example in Act 3 During Antony speech he says But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. He hath brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
Brutus never gives in to ideas others force upon him. When Cassius tries to persuade Brutus to kill Caesar he says, “what you have said I will consider… Brutus had rather be a villager than to repute himself a son of Rome” (I.ii.23). This shows that Brutus cannot be persuaded; he will consider the point, but in the end he will do what he thinks is right. Brutus cares about the people; whatever he does is for Rome. Brutus states that his role in Caesar's murder was to help Rome and not for himself, he proves this when he states “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” (III.ii.117) Even his enemy Mark Antony says "this was the
Shakespeare portrays Brutus as a noble and honourable man, who is much loved by the people and senate. Brutus does not join the conspirators for personal reasons but rather for the benefit of Rome as he says “I know …question” (act,2,sc1.11:13) proves he fears for Caesar might become when in complete power. Which is further emphasised by “That lowliness is young ambitious ladder” (act,2,sc1.322) so Brutus is afraid for his countrymen. Brutus’ nobility and honour are further stamped by Ligarius who refers to Brutus as “Brave son, deriv’d from honourable loins” (act,2,sc,1.322) which shows what high position and regards people hold of the noble Brutus. Before Act3 Scene 2 Mark Anthony seems like a bit of a coward and Caesar’s puppet, he lacks confidence as he seems to always agree with Caesar and gives the impression that he doesn’t take life seriously, loves partying and envoy’s the company of women.
ii. 102). He makes the Plebeians feel close to Caesar again and remember the reasons why they loved their leader. Antony is not only passionate in his own words, but he also compels the crowd to have passion toward Caesar, as they did too love him. In addition, Antony’s speech is manipulative.
"Why, there was a crown offered him: and being offered him, he put it by with the back of his hand" (I,II). Caesar's act was served to satisfy the citizens of Rome but he knew his power and authority was limitless. Rome will always be persuaded by Caesar because Caesar has ultimate authority. Brutus is using logos to convince Rome that the death of Caesar was for their good. Brutus is using an example of anaphora to convince the people