I think that Antony is up to something. Antony tries to get the crowd to support him, by making Brutus look disloyal. I just knew that Antony couldn’t be trusted. Now we have killed him. I just hope that the other conspirators can see it my way.
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.
Lastly, Brutus finally realizes that the assassination wasn’t right at the end of the play. When the opposing army of Antony is coming to capture him he then kills himself, saying “Caesar now be still;/ I killed not thee with half so good a
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.
He wanted to let the crowd know that he loved Caesar, but he simply loved Rome much more, “Just as I killed my best friend for the good of Rome, so will I kill myself when my country requires my death.” (3,2 pg.129). After he says this, Brutus had full control of the crowd because the crowd wanted him to live when he said he would die for Rome. Brutus makes it clear that it wasn’t his desire to kill
Brutus, an honorable person, was accused of being a bad person because of Cassius. Brutus really is honorable and loyal, but the bad thing was that he made himself look bad which was his fault for being so gullible. There's a reason Antony calls Brutus the "noblest Roman,” he stands up for what he believes in, risks his life for Rome, and doesn't seem to be concerned with personal
Rease May Mrs.Clark/Mrs.Taylor English II Dec 10. 2013 Rhetorical Strategy Here Julius Caesar’s cold body lay. The great Caesar has been slain by his “loyal” friends. Brutus tries to explain that the death of Caesar was for the good of Rome because he became too ambitious while Antony tries to explain subtlety that Caesar was not ambitious and that it was the conspirator’s ambition that had slain Caesar. Both Brutus and Antony delivered great eulogies to Caesar, but Marc Antony’s was more persuasive to the crowds of Rome.
This is Brutus’ philosophy when he convinces theconspirators not to kill Antony. “Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius, to cut the headoff and then hack the limbs, like wrath in death and envy afterwards; for Antony is but a limb of Caesar” (II, i, 175-179) Since all the conspirators wanted Brutus’ help they follow what Brutussays and does. Brutus does not wish to spill more blood than has already been spilt. He is defending that which will be left of the remnants of Caesar after they kill him. This is honorable in a abnormal way; Brutus is possibly trying to make up for what he plans to do.
Another reason why Brutus could be a patriot because he said he no matter what he would die for Rome making it a better place. What makes this statement invalid is that the people of Rome would probably prefer Brutus suffering in prison for the rest of his life facing what he has done like a man, instead of being a coward and killing himself before he was captured. I believe Brutus is a betrayer for the reason he killed not only his closest friend, but Caesar the soon to be mighty leader of Rome. Already killing a friend of yours who trusted you to be at their very side, shows how much of a coward Brutus was. Another thing is the people he decided to collaborate with had a totally different motive of killing Caesar.
Then in tautology, Brutus explains that they're trying to kill Caesar with the intention of protecting Rome not just to assassinate him. "Let us be sacrificers but not butchers...Let’s kill him boldly but not wrathfully.let’s carve him as a dish fit for the gods,not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds (Act ll, Sc. 1 173 179-181). Brutus constantly mentions to the conspirators that he's murdering Caesar for Rome not for his own benefit. Rhetorical speech devices are used to help back up what the characters are saying in this case to back up Brutus and his logical