Julius Caesar dismissed the multiple warnings to beware the Ides of March. Consequently, a group of conspirators sent daggers through the body of the ancient Roman leader. All these conspirators conspired and executed their plan due to selfish and jealous motives, excluding the play’s tragic hero. In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus fulfills the role of the tragic hero because he possesses qualities of a good person, and he has a sense of commitment. Through words and actions William Shakespeare paints the picture that Brutus is a virtuous individual who believes in and stands by certain moral traits.
But Caesar really loved Rome that anything happened in Rome good or bad affected him. Like Antony said “When the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. In other words Antony is just saying that Caesar really loved and cared about Rome no matter what. Lastly in Act 3 Scene 2 Mark Antony has now seen the assassination of his dear beloved Caesar and he wants to say a speech at his funeral. But in order to do this he must get in the good graces of the conspirators; therefore Rome can know what happen to their beloved Caesar.
Julius Caesar’s zeal and overconfidence that he became invincible in both Rome and battle, because his soldiers resected and doted him; he mentally conceived that he could pursue whatever he wanted. This led to his demise. Some members of the Senate got together to discussion a way to kill Caesar. They felt like they were defending the republic. There were many proposals and discussions on a way to kill him.
In response, what does Brutus condemn Cassius for doing? Cassius fills the positions with the highest bidders. 56. What does Cassius threaten to do if Brutus continues to “urge” him? He says he will kill him.
"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
When the soliloquy of Cassius in Act 1 Sc. 2 begins it is evident of Cassius’ Epicurean view and his evil desires and intention to use Brutus to murder Caesar, ‘Caesar doth bear me hard, but he loves Brutus…’ the contrast apparent in Cassius’ statement exemplifies that he uses this knowledge to his advantage to coordinate who he would influence to plot against Caesar. The use of rhetorical devices in Brutus’ soliloquy ‘Shall Rome stand under one man’s awe?’ targets Brutus’ fear of Caesar’s misuse of power and dictatorship further supplementing our understanding of the influence that Cassius had implanted onto Brutus, successfully being able to justify and solidify Brutus’ will to kill Caesar. Cassius twists Brutus’ patriotism towards Rome to motivate Brutus into thinking that Caesar’s intentions for the Roman Public would be used in ways that would lead to the fall of Rome. ‘Let’s kill him boldly, but not wrathfully…carve him as a dish fit for the gods’ the use of a metaphor reveals that his intentions are not to kill Caesar out of spite but instead with regret and considers Caesar as a person of a respectful status.
In Act 1 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Cassius, a noble Roman and acquaintance of Caesar's, uses persuasion techniques to persuade particularly Brutus into joining the conspiracy against Caesar. During scene 2, Cassius convinces Brutus that Caesar is not a good ruler, which shows Cassius is jealous of Caesar's overall rise to power. The tools of persuasion that Cassius uses are the following: he provides evidence, asks rhetorical questions, and gives false information. Cassius uses specific evidence to persuade Brutus that Caesar needs to be killed for the good of Rome. In order to do this, Cassius needs to persuade Brutus that Caesar is no better than any of them; consequently, Cassius criticizes Caesar's impression of immortality by telling Brutus a story of how one day he and Caesar went for a swim.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is a honourable man. By this it shows that Antony is intelligent and has courage for he mocks Brutus and his accusations. And it shows how he can manipulate the crowd by telling of Caesars wonderful accomplishments. Antony then shows his anger towards the conspirators by getting the mob to release their anger by rioting and going out and killing the conspirators.
This fast paced speech prevents the plebians from reflecting on it and forming their own opinion. Brutus begins by addressing them as “Romans, countrymen, and lovers”. This order of listing very subtly implies that Brutus placed the honour and glory of Rome above friendship. The word choice makes the plebians believe that Brutus was indeed an ally who had the best interests of Rome and its people at heart. He now has the crowd’s attention and approval.
But when I myself read “Othello” for the first time, I saw Iago as an expert at judging people and their characters and it really shone how he used them to his advantages. And yes I know that the play is titled “Othello” and he has the fatal flaw and his self-absorption, and I can see why others view him as the main cause of his own fall but it never necessarily occurred to me to view the play in any other way than with Iago as the leading villain. I: Yes I completely understand where you’re coming from with that. Especially with the power of Iago’s soliloquies throughout the play, I felt that they were so strong so that the audience could see the true feelings he has for other characters and his motives for his actions throughout the play. And your technique of having Brannagh look