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.
Saying that he wasn’t praising Caesar also appeals to the audience because right now, they are hating Caesar. During the speech, he uses rhetorical irony, and attacks the ethos of Brutus. He constantly and sarcastically repeats that Brutus is an “honorable man”, after he puts Caesar’s image up each time. This key strategy makes the people question Brutus’s honor and character. Pathos is the appeal to the emotion, and is the most often used rhetorical strategy in both Brutus’s and Antony’s speech.
Antony states if Caesar would have been ambitious he would have not cared for those people being held captive. Antony proved that Caesar himself appealed to the censorship of the people when he said “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept;” (99). Antony showed that Caesar was sympathetic towards the people, because they believed he was ambitious. His rhetorical technique emphasized the fact that the people were oblivious to his acts of sympathy precisely because they did not truly know him. He also states that Caesar was not ambitious because “[He] thrice presented him with a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse.
Julius Caesar Journaling Project Taylor Browne May 31, 2013 English 10 Period 2B Act 1: The Conspiracy Is Looming Dear Diary, I don’t like Caesar at all. I think that he is very weak and I feel as though, that I’m the only one who sees his weakness. I also think that the Romans treat Caesar like a god and that he can’t be touch. If you ask me there is nothing special about Caesar. If Caesar becomes too powerful, he might become a tyrant.
Cassius exclaims to be a “insupportable and touching loss,” shows that Brutus was wrong to kill Caesar, when even Portia, believes that taking her own life is the only way out. Brutus proves that even he felt that the assassination was unjustified. Shakespeare shows this when Brutus gets into an argument with Cassius about, “we now/ contaminate our fingers with base bribes.” A reason why Brutus killed Caesar was that he was corrupting the government and gaining power. This proves that killing Caesar is not bad, because Caesar’s corrupt ways appear in Cassius. Lastly, Brutus finally realizes that the assassination wasn’t right at the end of the play.
He starts out by adressing them as "friends" because he wants to come to them as a friend rather than a ruler trying to get power . He then uses a false disclaimer when he says " I come to bury Caesar , not to praise him " , as he will in fact praise Caesar . Later on , he counters what brutus says by providing that Caesar was not ambitious .He repeats 'honorable' so often inregards to brutus and the others , that to the crowd it starts to mean the opposite . The crowd are swayed to him by his dramatics , His underhanded way of making a point and his compelling proof for caesar's concern "the will" . They find it easily to accept him as an emotional and sincere speaker
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.
You’?ve been stubborn and unfamiliar with me, your friend who loves you.|Cassius to Brutus| Cicero| ? ?A unambitious senator|Indeed, it’?s a strange time. But men tend to interpret things however suits them and totally miss the actual meaning of the things themselves. Is Caesar visiting the Capitol tomorrow?|Cicero to Casca| Cinna| ? ?A man of group of Cassius|Yes, they are.
Caesar does not deserve what he is given, and that is death. The reasons for why Caesar did not deserve to die, are because Caesar is giving, kind, and selfless, are these traits that are liable to get him killed, Definitely not. First off, Caesar is a giving man for several reasons. He cares deeply about all of the people of Rome, and he has nothing but their best interests at heart, and that is quite evident. The people that are conspiring against him argue that he was selfish, but that is just blasphemous, he cared about the people before himself, any day.
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.