Development of Brutus In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, there were several complex characters. A complex character is a type of character that has more than one dimension. He or she's attitude and behaviors shift to adapt to a situation. Among the characters in the play, Brutus emerges as the most complex character in Julius Caesar. During the course of the play, Brutus's over-idealistic tendencies shift to reckless behaviors and ultimately result in his demise. To start off, Brutus was not only the most complex character, but also the tragic hero of the play. In his soliloquies, the audience gains insight into the complexities of his motives. He is an influential public figure, a husband, an honorable military leader, and a close friend of Julius Caesar (I.ii.160-75). One of his qualities that make him such an exemplary Roman is his Roman idealism. He is bound so tightly to his values that he decides to kill his closest friend, Caesar, for the greater good of Rome. This choice, however, does not come without conflict. The conflicting value systems that clash with each other in the play as a whole are enacted on a microcosmic level in Brutus’s mind. Brutus develops from being a careful, over-idealistic Roman to someone who begins taking unnecessary risks as he attempts to deal with the disastrous after-effects of killing Caesar. Early in the play we see the philosophical, methodical side to his personality as he argues at length with himself over whether he should join in with the conspiracy against Caesar or not (II.i.5-30). However, in the final stages when forced to join battle with Antony and Octavius after the assassination, he starts to become a bit more reckless. This is seen most obviously when Cassius considers staying where they are rather than advancing to attack the enemy at Philippi. Brutus at this point completely throws out all caution, insisting that they be proactive rather than waiting passively for battle. Brutus now is insisting to capture the moment, to take action immediately rather than fall back out of fear and later regret losing their chance(III.ii.15-30). He therefore appears quite different from the hesitant man of the play’s opening scenes. There is more than a hint of anxiety in Brutus at this point too. We
the central character Caesar, allows the audience to enhance their understanding of the character’s significance in the play to a larger extent. It exposes the motivations, functions and the range of perceptions that other characters adopt pertaining to Caesar. The main motive that Caesar displays is the pursuit of power and glory. His function in the play is to lead the Roman people and leave behind an important legacy. The ways in which other characters in the play view Caesar vary and this highlights…
Rhetoric is a superpower, one that can be used for one’s own advantage or for the good of others. Antony’s best friend, Julius Caesar, has been betrayed by his acquaintances and even by his best friend Brutus. Antony’s dreads for justice, now at the funeral of Caesar he awaits his chance to speak the truth through the power of rhetoric.
Antony speaks of Brutus being an honest and humble man and talks as well of the others who also betrayed him. Accordingly he says the following “Here under leave…
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has many variations compared to Plutarch’s account, but they help develop characters and add reason to many events that unfold throughout the play. The first difference involves Julius Caesar; he is made out to be a tyrant who neglects the feeling of others and their opinions, but this is not made as evident in Plutarch’s recollection. Reason being, is that it provides the reader with an antagonist, which is a critical to any story that involves triumph. As Caesar is made to…
In Julius Caesar Shakespeare shows how being the one in power cannot always be the safest place for a person. Caesar has returned from a long expedition of war, but with his victorious return comes fear for some of the citizens of Rome. Caesar now stands alone from the triumvirate and there is a lot of talk that he will be crowned king. Caesar being crowned would go against all the traditions of the Roman Republic of having no singular monarch, but with Caesar’s reputation and popularity there…
Brutus’s house that evening.
While the opening scene illustrates Caesar’s popularity with the masses, the audience’s first direct encounter with him presents an omen of his imminent fall. Caesar’s choice to ignore the Soothsayer’s advice proves the first in a series of failures to heed warnings about his fate. Just as Caesar himself proves fallible, his power proves imperfect. When Caesar orders Antony to touch Calpurnia, Antony replies that Caesar need merely speak and his word will…
Wisdom: A Rhetorical Analysis of Antony’s Speech
After hearing lie after lie from Marcus Brutus, Mark Antony addresses the people of Rome in an ironic manner implying that Brutus lies. When speaking to the people of Rome, Antony creates havoc amongst the crowd over the truth behind Julius Caesar’s death.
Antony opens his speech by justifying his reason to address the people of Rome. Antony uses antithesis to address the people of Rome of his intention: “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him…”…
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William Shakepeare's Julius Caesar
Mark Antony proves to be the most skilful politician in the play. Do you agree?
Power is the ability to influence the behaviour of others - whether this is achieved with or without resistance, for good or for bad. Some would go as far as to say that all human behaviour is propelled by the want of power. One can conclude, however, that power is inevitable in the human society. It’s natural. William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, is brimming with humans fighting…