“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).
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
Because of this, the audience believes that he killed the ambitious Caesar because he cares and loves the people of Rome. Antony was able to attack this ethos-driven speech. He starts by saying, “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” By saying so, he is presenting to the people that he is a friend. Saying that he wasn’t praising Caesar also appeals to the audience because right now, they are hating Caesar.
Brutus is not like Cassius. He doesn’t feel jealous of Caesar’s position. But, after reading the letters, Brutus realizes that if Caesar becomes the king, then Rome will be negatively affected. That is why he decides to help and join Cassius and the conspirators to kill Caesar. Many of the conspirators kill Caesar out of envy and greed, while only Brutus did it out of love for Rome.
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.
This was the character of Caesar in a single sentence. Caesar's belief of his public image among the citizens is what helps bring about his death. His arrogant self has lead him to mistakenly believe that the immortal status granted to his public self somehow protects his mortal body. Still, Caesar's believes that he is eternal compared to the people and he does not listen to the soothsayer or Artemidorus. Cesar was
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.
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.
He firmly distances himself from the tragic aspirations of Oedipus and his line. We learn a lot from Creon about kingship and ruling, some seen as just and fair, while at other times we see him as an unfair, contradictory and power thirsty man. The first moments in the play when we see how Creon is a practical man, is when we are told about his decree to not allow anyone to bury Polynices, or even mourn him. Despite the fact that Creon is related to both Eteocles and Polynices, he only allows Eteocles to have a proper burial with full military honors because he didn’t fight against the kingdom, unlike Polynices who is left as “a lovely treasure for birds that scan the field and feast to their hearts content” This clearly shows that Creon will not differ his judgment depending on who the person is. Another time in the play when we see how Creon is a practical man is when he makes his judgment on Antigone.
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.