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.
Antony’s speech used both of the rhetorical appeals which are pathos and ethos. His speech is little repetitive in the fact that it keeps talking about Brutus being a noble man. It seems as if after everything Antony says about Brutus he covers up by saying that Brutus was a noble man. At the beginning of the speech Antony says “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” (3.2.73) which seems like he is kind of begging the audience to listen to him. Antony expressed that Caesar was a good man and that he wasn’t ambitious.
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.
“you all did love him once, not without cause: what cause withholds you then to mourn for him now”(citation). Here Antony depicts how the crowd once did love him but because a man has put false ideas into their heads, they turn on him. A citizen of Rome should stand for their beliefs, not the ones that are put into their heads even if it is by a powerful and honorable man. Not only does Antony show much emotion towards the subject, but so does Brutus when he speaks during his own eulogy. Here Brutus illustrates his love Rome, “not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more” (citation).
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.
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
Almost everyone seeks power. When a man with riches beyond belief and an opportunity to be King declines it to be a villager this tells a great deal about his character. In Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Brutus is a modest man who wants the best for Rome without credit or attention. Brutus is modest; he wants to be a regular Roman and do what is greatest for Rome without being credited. 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).
In a scene in act 4 scene 3, Brutus says “Did not great Julius bleed for justice’ sake?” to which Cassius replies “bait not me, / I’ll not endure it... I am a soldier... abler than yourself”. This dialogue gives the audience a perception of Cassius as a braver and nobler man than Brutus and validates his non-existent fear of Caesar and his death; boldly stating “When Caesar lived, he durst not thus have moved me”. In the previous scene where Brutus and Cassius first confront each other, the imagery in the quote “When love begins to sicken and decay/It useth an enforced ceremony” shows that the argument between Brutus and Cassius seems to arise partially from a misunderstanding but also partially from stubbornness. Though Brutus claims that his honour forbids him from raising money in unscrupulous ways, he would still use such money as long as it was not he himself, but rather Cassius who raised it.
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.
Christopher Davis Per.1 H English 10 5/23/13 Letter to Rome Dear the most noble citizens of Rome, I must first admit, knew not Caesar well enough to spin a tale of a grand adventure. But I do know he was as courageous as I am angered. I did consider Caesar a friend, though we seldom made casual conversation with each other. You are all intelligent people, and you can all plainly see Caesar’s death was unjustified. In mine eyes, Brutus is a shell of his once honorable self.