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 satirically complements Brutus “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, and sure he is an honorable man” (6). He does not want Brutus to win over the crowd so he attempts to complement him but does not mean it. Antony wants them to feel that Brutus is not ambitious. Antony stands up for Caesar “The word of Caesar might have stood against the world now lies he there” (8). If Caesar were still alive people would not be fighting about this, so this is all Brutus’s fault that there is this big conflict.
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 even included everyone of the townspeople in his will. "To every Roman citizen he gives, to every man he gives 75 drachmas" (3.2.243-44), Says Antony when reading Casers will to the plebeians. Evidently, he is not a very selfish man, he is quite the opposite, a giving man. Brutus and the others dramatize Caesar and make him out to be
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.
Source 2 agrees that he had a lot of power of the nobility as he ‘shakes them by the ear’ this quote show that Skelton was taking the mick out of the nobility for not standing up to Wolsey which shows the amount of power he had over them but also that the nobles did actually fear Wolsey. This therefore lowered his popularity as he was inconsiderate and treated the nobles crudely. Source 1 and 2 also agree that Wolsey saw himself as king. In source 1 it states ‘he
He used repetition to try and sway the plebeians. He often refers to Brutus as an “honorable man”, each time with more sarcasm. Antony also uses reverse psychology on the crowd. He tells everyone about “Caesar’s will”, however, he says that he cannot read it. This makes everyone beg for him to read it.
Caesar's own personality was a key role to his own death making him as guilty as everyone else. If Caesar was a caring ruler he might have survived his assassination but unfortunately he was the stereotypical leader and only cared for the good of himself. Even though the empire was stopped before Caesar could rule it, the republic did not last much longer anyway. Caesar's death was not much of an effect on Rome but nonetheless it was Caesars fault. Caesar was arrogant, hubris and full of pride.
Julius Caesar at one point and time in history was the dictator of Rome. Caesar was a power hungry man who wanted to have complete control of Rome. In addition to being power hungry, Julius was a man who had the people believing that he actually cared about the well being of Rome and what was best for it, but he truly did not care about Rome. All he cared about was himself and the image of how people preserved him. He was also an arrogant man who was very full of himself.
That why he is a betrayer in my opinion, he lies to people and he always wants to be a two-faced person. One this Brutus did and seemed fake and not caring for others was being best friends with J.C and after wards talking horrible about him and how he thought J.C was too ambitious. Brutus will always talk about anyone behind their backs no matter who they were and I find that very inconsiderate and cruel. Even though Brutus knew that Ceasar was going to die he was planning on to helping to kill him. Meanwhile, When Brutus kills himself he shouts out words of peace to Caesars spirit “Caesar, you can rest now.
Creon’s Discrimination in Antigone Despite how prejudice and unjust, women have not always been treated fairly. In Antigone, a play by Sophocles, Creon, the king, displays an extremely discriminatory attitude to women and he unfortunately suffers in the end, undergoing a harsh downfall. He disregards the value that women have and shows lots of animosity towards Antigone, not only because of her “criminal” actions in going against his proclamation, but because she is a female. He then becomes impulsive with his decision-making and suffers immensely due to his nebulous view on female equality. Sophocles characterizes Creon as a sexist ruler who has little value for women, which consequently leads to his downfall.