Brutus doesn’t want the Romans to be slaves under Caesar’s leadership. The citizens cheer for Brutus and his apparent kindness saying that he should be the new Caesar. They believe Brutus’s words and that Caesar was a tyrant who needed to be assassinated. However, the citizens’ fickle attitude shows when Antony gives his funeral speech. Antony tears down Brutus’s defenses saying that Caesar wasn’t ambitious because he thrice refused the crown.
To ensure that Caesar remains down-to-earth, Flavius orders that the decorations be removed. f- The speaker is disgusted by Caesar and seems to see the “real” Caesar under the pretense. Thus, he would like to end the celebration. Scene 2 1) We need to know the nature of his relationship with Caesar before he dies. 2) He tells Calphurnia to stand before Antony in the race so that he could touch her and remove her sterility (infertility).
Both Mark Antony and Marcus Brutus used the rhetorical question to persuade the crowd that their thoughts were correct. Antony contradicted Brutus’s entire funeral speech by stating that Caesar denied the crown three times on the Feast of Lupercal, and asks, “…Was this ambition?” (Julius Caesar Act III. sc ii. line 18). Reading first, Brutus enlightened the crowd of Rome’s oppressed fate under Caesar’s reign, and questioned, “…Who here is so vile that will not love his country?” (Julius Caesar Act III.
When the soothsayer warns him, Caesar immediately disregards what the man had to say, revealing his arrogance. The first scene was put in place to illustrate the popularity of Caesar and the common people whereas this scene shows that Caesar is presented with a bad omen which would lead to his fall, if he continued to act arrogantly. Another important event that occurs is his wife Calpurnia’s dream which describes how the people of Rome were to turn against him as Caesar hears her cry out thrice at night about him being murdered. After hearing this, Caesar asks a priest to sacrifice an animal and study the entrails from it for religious purposes and out of mere superstition. Caesar finds out that the entrails consisted of no heart which was not a good sign.
He had to weigh his choices and in Act 3, Scene 2, Brutus kills Caesar only because he is afraid of what will happen to Rome if Caesar remains ruler. He knew the commoners’ lives would be difficult with the ruling of Caesar. This is shown again in the same Act and Scene when Brutus allows Mark Antony to speak at Caesar's funeral even though
After the climactic point in the play, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the characters Brutus and Antony both give speeches at Julius Caesar’s funeral. Brutus’ purpose in making this speech is to put the plebeians’ minds at ease and to explain why Julius Caesar was just assassinated. Brutus shows his love for the people of Rome to show that all he wants is to better the audience's lives. Antony has a much more sinister purpose for making his speech and that purpose is to seek revenge upon the people that have killed Caesar. He uses a sorrowful tone to bring out the anger within the plebeians.
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.
William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar This story was about both love and betrayal. Shakespeare tells of how someone can love their country enough to kill their best friend. They’d even risk destroying themselves. After the death of a tyrant, Caesar, two people (one opposing the death of Caesar and the other agreeing with it) spoke during Caesar’s funeral to reason with the people of Rome. Each trying their own method to win the crowd’s opinion.
An example of his tragic flaw is the trust he puts in Cassius. This backfires as Cassius tricks him into killing Caesar for selfish reasons. Another example of his naïve attitude is allowing Mark Antony to give a eulogy speech at Caesar’s funeral. This, it once again backfires and Mark Antony ends up turning the plebeians against him. This is shown when Mark Antony uses reverse psychology by stating “But Brutus is an honorable man.” His tragic flaw shapes and foreshadows his downfall.