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
In regards to their leaders murder, the Romans turned against the senate, there for Antony’s speech was more persuading than Brutus’s. Antony’s speech uses ethos and pathos to evoke the heavyhearted emotions from the Roman citizens. Antony walks up to present himself with Caesar in his arms “I come to bury Caesar not to praise him” (6). He is preaching to the people that he was not Caesar’s friend. He knows Caesar was not a trustworthy leader but he deserves to be noticed for his great intentions, Antony wants the Romans to feel mournful towards Caesar.
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.
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.
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
Caesar was not a strong enough leader for Rome, a booming city that was quickly accumulating knowledge and wealth. He needed to be stopped before he turned Rome into a monarchy, or even a dictatorship. Brutus did not kill Caesar out of jealousy or hatred. In fact, he considered Caesar to be a good friend of his, while Caesar returned these feelings. Despite this, Brutus was more loyal to his country, the land he calls home, and the people with whom he shares it with.
(3.3 29+32) The fatal flaw of the third conspirator, Cassius is that he is scared of what will happen to him after he murdered Caesar. Cassius and Brutus though that Anthony will turn Rome against them and realize what they did was wrong and their traitors. Cassius’s famous quote is “” Men at times are masters of their fates; the fault; dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves””. (1.2 139-142) In conclusion, these conspirators lead to their own downfall by not listening to each other.
Brutus, the honorable man In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus, one of the key conspirators in the murder of Caesar, was an honorable man. Brutus had an internal conflict; he could either be loyal to hisfriend Caesar, or to Rome. He was honorable because he betrayed his friend out of the love for the greater good & the Republic. Brutus was honorable because he did what he thought wasright, and for that Brutus deserved honor. Throughout Julius Caesar there are many examples of Brutus displaying his honor.
Caesar was offered a crown and although he refused it, some thought he was not sincere. In his arrogance he insulted the senate. When he was made Dictator for Life, certain members of the senate saw the danger to the Republic and began planning his assassination. Brutus uses rhetorical questions to gain the crowds maintain and lift the crowd’s attention; however, Mark Antony uses emotionally charged rhetoric devices.
Brutus’s Betrayal In the story of Julius Caesar there is a man by the name of Brutus. His character is portrayed as the right hand man of Caesar. He is an intelligent man with a strong sense of loyalty to the Roman public. His sense of honor to the Roman people will cause him to be misled and betray his friend, Julius Caesar and lose everything he loves. Brutus was an honorable man in the eyes of the Roman people.