But Caesar really loved Rome that anything happened in Rome good or bad affected him. Like Antony said “When the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. In other words Antony is just saying that Caesar really loved and cared about Rome no matter what. Lastly in Act 3 Scene 2 Mark Antony has now seen the assassination of his dear beloved Caesar and he wants to say a speech at his funeral. But in order to do this he must get in the good graces of the conspirators; therefore Rome can know what happen to their beloved Caesar.
List of characters in Julius Caesar Play Brutus - A supporter of the republic who believes strongly in a government guided by the votes of senators. While Brutus loves Caesar as a friend, he opposes the ascension of any single man to the position of dictator, and he fears that Caesar aspires to such power. Brutus’s inflexible sense of honor makes it easy for Caesar’s enemies to manipulate him into believing that Caesar must die in order to preserve the republic. While the other conspirators act out of envy and rivalry, only Brutus truly believes that Caesar’s death will benefit Rome. Unlike Caesar, Brutus is able to separate completely his public life from his private life; by giving priority to matters of state, he epitomizes Roman virtue.
Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, retells the actions of the title character's assassination for the benefit of Rome and the aftermath of said event. The audience follows the lead up to the Assassination as well as taking a glimpse of the post-Caesar world via the perspectives of several characters, namely Brutus and Cassius, the two main conspirators of the assassination plot. Brutus and Cassius are both polar opposites, but due to careful analysis by the audience, Brutus would be a better leader in the public eye, has significant respect from the people and is nobler in his actions than Cassius. Cassius would be seem as the more devious of the two, but he lacks integrity and only assassinates Caesar out of jealously, rather than the greater good like Brutus. But due to Brutus being mislead and easily manipulated by Cassius, Brutus would be a more suitable leader to lead Post-Caesar Rome than Cassius, but not to convincingly lead the conspiracy against Caesar.
However, the Roman plebeians are significant in the decision over who is going to rule over Rome, Portia is significant in helping the reader understand Brutus’s character better, and Calpurnia is significant in discovering the man that Caesar really is. The minor characters in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, are not that significant to the advancement of the plot, but rather contribute to the development of the main characters. The Roman plebeians play a large part in the changes of the leadership in Rome, both directly and indirectly. This is seen as the Roman plebeians enjoy Caesars rein as the head of Rome, celebrating after he defeats Pompey. The Cobbler explains to Flavius, “But indeed, sir, we make holiday to see / Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph.
Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey all knew that individually they did not have the power to overrule the Senate, so they came to their senses and realized if they could not beat them individually they should join together and take over. Caesar was in great need of assistance. At that point he consulted the two men, Pompey the powerful and Crassus the millionaire. These two men were also seeking something and Caesar had the capability and the connections to help both of them. The three together created the First Triumvirate.
Although Shakespeare is well-known for his many sonnets and plays, he is also a master of persuasion. Through his persuasion techniques, Shakespeare relies heavily on the Aristotelian rhetoric; pathos, ethos, and logos. Pathos is the appeal to emotion, ethos is the appeal to ethics, and logos is logic. Shakespeare uses these devices in some of his most famous plays, especially Julius Caesar. All through out the play Shakespeare portrays this through many speeches.
However, Wolsey wasn’t able to maintain his power and a number of factors influenced Henry’s decision to strip Wolsey of his powers in 1529. These factors included Wolsey’s failure to achieve The King’s Great Matter, opposition from The Boleyn Faction and his failure in foreign and domestic policy. Although all of these factors contributed to Wolsey’s downfall, I believe his failure to grant Henry with a divorce was the most important factor. Historians often refer to this as the nail in Wolsey’s coffin. Henry approached government about a divorce as he claimed that his marriage to Catherine of Aragon was a sin as the Leviticus states that marrying your brother’s wife will be punished by remaining childless.
Cassius is all bent out of shape because he thinks Caesar is running around acting like a king. Without coming right out and saying so directly, Cassius (who has been plotting against Caesar with a group of conspirators) suggests that maybe Brutus should lead Rome. Brutus says he gets what Cassius is saying, but he is also good friends with Caesar, so he needs a little time to think about
So, he is a failure in life. Based on what transpires in the play, let us analyze in detail, the nature of Brutus’ character. The principal architect of the conspiracy is Cassius. He thinks of enlisting the support of Marcus Brutus to give leadership to the faction against Caesar. The reason for the choice is that Brutus has a high standing in the Roman society, and the people are more likely to listen to what he says.
The rhetorical devices used in Brutus’s great speech offer tricks that we find in many great political speeches. For example, “believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour”. Brutus repeatedly refers to himself, wanting to persuade the crowd that because he is an honorable man, what he did was right. He also praises Caesar, which makes it okay in the eyes of the audience. We see this now when a politician will amend his opponent, even though he has devastated him just previously, this is ethos.