What villain touched his body, that did stab, And not for justice?”(4.3.18-21) In this quote, Brutus is saying that no man who partook in Julius Caesar's downfall did so for self gain. Brutus's and every other conspirator slayed Caesar because they honestly believed that it would be what was best for Rome. Brutus evokes the emotion in the audience in order to get his point across. Brutus's honor can be proved through another very important
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.
Once the tragic hero has made a decision he or she sticks to it and does not waiver. Brutus is no exception to this trait. Soon after the murder of Caesar, Brutus takes full responsibility of his actions: “Do so, and let no man abide this deed / But we the doers” (3.1.103-104) Most murderers would flee the scene of the crime in an attempt to elude the consequences of their actions. The fear of what the people might do to him for killing Caesar does not stop Brutus from owning what he did. Brutus takes full responsibility for his actions, showing that he is fully committed to every aspect of this conspiracy, including possible negative responses from the people of Rome.
Is Brutus the hero or villain of the play? To be precise, the question is not if Brutus was good or bad but rather is the place hero or villain better for him. It’s a mixed opinion but the majority of people will have to agree the Brutus is indeed the tragic hero of the play. Sure Mark Antony is the first obvious answer but Brutus has done things that even though might be unforgivable, if people were to closely examine his actions more carefully then indeed, Brutus is the hero of the play and this can be proven. Brutus is a loving character that over the play is well known by everybody and his love and caring trait is known through the following quote: “O, he sits high in all the people’s hearts; / and that which would appear offence in us, / his countenance, like richest alchemy, / will change to virtue and to worthiness.” (I, iii; 157-160) In this scene, Caska wants Brutus to be in the conspiracy as he complements him because Brutus was well known and definitely a great leader.
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
Throughout Julius Caesar there are many examples of Brutus displaying his honor. Brutus loved Caesar as a close friend would love, but Caesar was growing close to becoming a king, and Brutus feared for the Republic. “What means this shouting? I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king.” (I, ii, 85-86) Cassius
Shakespeare states, “Till then, noble friend, chew upon this; Brutus had rather be a villager than to repute himself a son of Rome…” (I.ii.171-173). Brutus wants the best for all of Rome but does not to be the center of attention through the hard times right now. Just the same, everyone admires Brutus. Cassius explains to Brutus what he and the romans think
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.
I know you might be shock at this news but I was honestly doing it for the better of Rome. To this very day I still think that we should have killed Mark Antony along with Caesar. As we both know, Antony was up to no good. He turned to romans against us, started a war against, and let’s not forget, he tried to kill us both. If you would have listen to me, none of this would have happen to us and would have been living in Rome, where to people loved and looked us and you would still have Portia.
For example, he is responsible for the death of Mercutio, which causes a vengeful spark to rise in Romeo. After Tybalt stabs Mercutio he turns to Romeo and says, “I am hurt. A plague on both your houses” (121). Tybalt killing Mercutio is one of the actions that lead up to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt had no reason for fighting with him.