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.
The assassination is proved wrong by Antony when he reads Caesar's will to the people. Antony reads the paper or his will to the crowd and in it Caesar "gives/, to every several man seventy-five drachmas." The conspirators who killed Caesar believed he might do something bad to the citizens of Rome, but Caesar loved them enough to put them in his will, canceling any good cause for the assassination. The conspirators killed Caesar because they also believed that he was too ambitious. When Caesar "put it[the crown] by thrice.../ and at every putting-by mine honest neighbors shouted," he threw the conspirators into being jealous.
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.
Brutus assumes that they would be slaves if Caesar became king and he logically explains what went through his head. He says that he had to make the logically decision of killing Caesar and becoming free men, or staying quiet and die as slaves. The crowd praised Brutus because he wanted better for the people of Rome not for his selfish needs. After he expresses pathos by trying to get the pity of the crowd. He wanted to let the crowd know that he loved Caesar, but he simply loved Rome much more, “Just as I killed my best friend for the good of Rome, so will I kill myself when my country requires my death.” (3,2 pg.129).
How will you restate your ideas/position in short form? People absolutely behave poorly when given any type of power. Macbeth received his motivation for the power in killing people, the falcon in the Second Coming was powerful when he flew away and Rafael Trujillo was a dictator that demanded to be seen as God.
Because Claudius wanted to be king more than anything one can assume the suppression of his id caused him to be so aggressive he killed the king. As seen in Claudius’ prayer in act 3 scene 3 lines 37-73;98-99 he feels guilt but no remorse for what he’s done, as seen in lines 98-99, “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” On the other hand in the story of The Complete Persepolis, the battle
Brian Villanueva Miss Sanchez Honors English 4, Period 1 14 June 2013 Perspectives on the Death of Julius Caesar On rare occasions people try to use their power of speech in order to persuade others into thinking a certain way. In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, both Brutus and Antony speak of the justice and injustice Julius Caesar’s death in his funeral. While Brutus’ motives were said to be for the god of Rome, Antony’s were to incite the crowd. Although both men used rhetorical devices to persuade the crowd Antony’s speech had more effect on the mob or people. Brutus did indeed confess to the murder of Julius Caesar, but he said that he did it for the benefit of the roman people.
Perspectives on the murder of Caesar Most of the conspirators and the plebs: Tyrannicide was a just and proper punishment Viewpoint | Evidence | Anthony and Brutus both expect the plebs to agree that if Caesar was ambitious (if he wanted to be king when he shouldn’t be), then he deserved death. | 3:1 funeral orations | Caesar has a high and rising position and Cassius is jealous of him. He expects to benefit by removing the great man above him. | 1:2 caesar’s scene with the plebs is reported by casca2:2 caesar’s arrogance1:2 cassius’ soliliquy | Casca despises both Caesar’s desire to be king and his attempt to hide his intentions. He believes the murder is just.
Trebonius, Metellus Cimber, Decius, Casca and I finally assassinated Julius Caesar! Everything went just as plan. Artemidorus did try to ruin our plan by giving Caesar a letter, but thank the gods Caesar is so head-strong because he told Artemidrus that he would read it later. But there wasn’t a latter for him. We were all there; it felt like we had a front row seat to Caesar’s death.
Aggravated, Odysseus carefully planned a trap with the help of two loyal men and killed all the suitors. Odysseus is someone who would not be considered heroic today for he was disrespectful, cheated his wife, and killed many people. In the beginning of the Odyssey, Odysseus landed on the land of the Cyclopes. There he and his men met Polyphemus. Odysseus thought very low and rude about him.