His reasoning for killing Caesar was the fact that Caesar was too ambitious. Although this was a good reason it was all an assumption and he gave no evidence on how Caesar was ambitious. Although Brutus did hypothetical situations to the countrymen to convince them further that Caesar could of became a tyrant. For the love of Rome is why Brutus murdered Caesar and that convinced the people that there was no man nobler than Brutus. He had won them over until Antony began his speech.
The conspirators assassinated Caesar for personal, political, and philosophical reasons. Cassius’ jealousy towards Caesar and desire for power lead him to killing Caesar. Cassius’ jealousy towards Caesar is shown when he says “the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. ‘Brutus’ and ‘Caesar’ what should be in that ‘Caesar?’ why should that name be sounded more than yours” (Shakespeare, 23). Cassius is asking Brutus why Caesar is more famous than him.
In William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”, Marcus Brutus has a strong relationship with Julius Caesar, but an even stronger relationship with Rome and its citizens. His love for Rome is what drove him to assassinate Julius Caesar, because despite being such an intimate friend of Caesar, he felt his growing power would threaten the welfare of Rome. The honorable intentions of Brutus are what make him the noblest of all the Romans. Marcus Brutus felt that allowing Julius Caesar to accumulate power would put Rome and its citizens in danger. In his speech to the Roman citizens at Caesar’s funeral, he asks them: “Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men?” (Act III, sc.
The Three Mistakes of Brutus In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Brutus makes three important mistakes that lead to his ultimate demise. Brutus makes the mistakes of letting Marc Antony give a funeral oration over the body of Julius Caesar, refusing to kill Marc Antony, and joining the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar. Brutus allowing Marc Antony to give his funeral oration to the citizens of Rome is a grave mistake with many severe consequences. When Antony hears about the assassination of Caesar, he sends word to Brutus and the conspirators that he loved Caesar but will now vow to serve Brutus if Brutus promises not to punish him for being once loyal to Caesar. This fools Brutus into thinking he can trust Antony, so he allows him to give a funeral speech over the body of Caesar to a large crowd of Roman citizens.
Cassius decides to write letters to Brutus that are seemingly written by many angry and bitter yet powerless citizens in an effort to make Brutus believe that killing Caesar is the right, even though not necessarily morally, action to take; as a result the thought of killing Caesar starts to appear as the honorable thing to do. Furthermore Shakespeare comments, “Three parts of him is ours already, and the man entire upon the next encounter yields him ours” (Julius Caesar 1.3.154-156). Cassius believes that they have accomplished in winning over Brutus to their side; therefore, Brutus hass nearly been completely persuaded to commit treason against Caesar. The conspirators
MMacbeth Vs Brutus Macbeth and Brutus are the tragic heroes in the plays Macbeth and Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Both of them murder their ruler and have tragic flaws. In Julius Caesar, Brutus helps the conspiracy assassinate the Roman leader, Julius Caesar because he is afraid that Caesar might misuse his power, but later realizes that the murder was not essential. Macbeth murders the King Duncan of Scotland in order to become the king himself. Both characters show signs of guilty conscience later in the play and eventually die for their tragic flaws.
06 February 2012 “Julius Caesar” Compare and Contrast Essay March 15th suddenly became a horrendous day when a great man, Julius Caesar, was betrayed by his friends and stabbed to death by the people he is most close to. This appalling event, in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” aroused two men, Brutus and Marc Antony, to present their differing opinions of the conspiracy in two orations directed toward the citizens in order to sway the Roman populace in favor of their own conceptions. Both Brutus and Marc Antony give similar emotional and logical orations in order to influence the Roman citizens; however, Brutus’s strategy appeals to the city of Rome and its people, whereas Antony’s strategy focuses on justifying Caesar’s misguided actions. Brutus and Marc Antony both logically appeal to the citizens of Rome by introducing a series of questions in order to sway the Romans in favor of their own opinion regarding Caesar’s death; however, Brutus’ approach inquires about the nationalism and loyalty of the Romans, while Antony’s approach examines the various interpretations of Caesar’s actions. Brutus questions the national pride and character of the Roman citizens when he asks who “is so base that would be a bondman…so rude that would not be a Roman… [and] so vile that will not love his country?” Brutus utilizes an anthypophora to confirm his nationalist feelings toward Rome and impose his reasoning behind Caesar’s death on the citizens, not allowing them to voice their own opinions.
Brutus's tragic flaw was that he was too trusting. He frankly and honestly felt that he had had to kill Caesar in order to save Rome from tyranny. He trusted Antony not to blame the conspirators in his speech at Caesar's funeral. Antony broke that promise and got Brutus and the others into deep trouble. Brutus also trusted Cassius.
But he had a decision to make which was if he loved Rome more than he will kill Caesar with the conspirators on the ides of March. Another definition for a tragic hero is that he must be physically or spiritually wounded by his experiences possibly resulting in his death. A quote from Brutus, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves than that Caesar were dead to live all freemen? As Caesar loved me I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice it.
1.28.1; Paus. 7.25.3; Hdt. 5.71). This was a political crisis, both because of the attempted coup by an upstart and because of his murder by the arisocrats—he had claimed the goddess’s protection, which ought to have been respected. Whether this crisis brought about subsequent political changes we cannot tell, but it certainly left its mark on Athenian politics.