He greatly fears that “the people// [will] choose Caesar for their king” (I.ii.78-79). However, within Brutus’s wrong decisions lie his honorable thoughts and purposes. He presumes to “make// [their] purpose necessary and not envious” (II.i.177-178). Brutus implies that only murderers act out of jealousy, but honorable ones act out of honesty and justice. Influenced by the belief of Brutus disliking Caesar, some may think that the idea of assassinating Caesar is for selfish reasons, or that Brutus has a personal enmity against Caesar.
Julius Caesar Marc Antony in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar was murdered by Brutus despite Brutus’s allegations of Caesar’s quest for dictatorship status and supports his argument by manipulating the people’s emotions. Antony’s purpose is for the people to mourn for their lost leader through Brutus’s lies so that they would seek revenge on him. Antony speaks in a driven but sarcastic tone for the citizens of Rome. Marc Antony persuaded the people using pathos, ethos, and logos. In regards to their leaders murder, the Romans turned against the senate, there for Antony’s speech was more persuading than Brutus’s.
Some say Brutus is a patriot because he killed Caesar for the sake of Rome so the villagers wouldn’t have to overcome by Caesars power as a leader, an example he said “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. However, if Brutus truly wanted to be a patriot and be the friend he should have been, he could of simply tried to talk to Caesar about other options instead of killing him suddenly, not only that but the people he worked
Brutus was highly regarded and loved by the people of Rome. However, Julius Caesar was also a beloved man of Rome during this time. Brutus had his reasons for killing Caesar, but were they just reasons? Some may feel that Brutus from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is a dishonorable man; Brutus's honorable character is displayed through the citizens' love for him, his desire to better Rome, and his logical reasoning for taking Caesar's life.
Caesar thinks Cassius is a good man and that he will not cause any trouble. This shows betrayal because later in the play Cassius fulfills his plans to murder Caesar. Another example of betrayal in the play Julius Caesar would be when Marcus Brutus decides to join Cassius. Marcus Brutus is a loyal Roman and a very good friend of Caesar. He believes that for the good of Rome Caesar must die.
Perspectives on the murder of Caesar Most of the conspirators and the plebs: Tyrannicide was a just and proper punishment Viewpoint | Evidence | Anthony and Brutus both expect the plebs to agree that if Caesar was ambitious (if he wanted to be king when he shouldn’t be), then he deserved death. | 3:1 funeral orations | Caesar has a high and rising position and Cassius is jealous of him. He expects to benefit by removing the great man above him. | 1:2 caesar’s scene with the plebs is reported by casca2:2 caesar’s arrogance1:2 cassius’ soliliquy | Casca despises both Caesar’s desire to be king and his attempt to hide his intentions. He believes the murder is just.
Et tu, Bruté?” Should Caesar have been so surprised to see Brutus among the conspirators? Brutus was merely a humble man who wished for the betterment of Rome. He was justified in killing Caesar, one man, to save and help the lives of thousands. This was a selfless act of kindness. Caesar was not a strong enough leader for Rome, a booming city that was quickly accumulating knowledge and wealth.
In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Marcus Brutus contains multiple elements that would qualify him as a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a man of noble stature who displays hamartia. Hamartia in tragedies is a crime committed in ignorance, also considered a tragic flaw. The hero’s downfall, therefore, is the result of his own catastrophic choices. A tragic hero is a man of noble character who dies because of the decisions he has made, even if the hero’s misfortune was not completely deserved.
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.
No matter how good of a person they might still see you as a bad person. Maybe the best people will have a higher standard so people will want them to stay good and if they do, do something bad people will think even worse about them. Other people stabbed Caesar but Brutus was Caesar’s loyal friend that's why it was so devastating to the people. “Stoop, Romans, stoop, and let us bathe our hands in Caesar’s blood up to the elbows, and besmear our swords,” (Shakespeare, William, 3, 105-107). This quote shows that after a while Brutus was glad to kill Caesar even though he was Caesar’s best friend.