Both of these speeches showed Pathos and made the audience feel emotions and want to side with them. Mark Antony said “You all did love him once, not without cause: What cause withholds you them, to mourn for him? O judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts and men have lost their reason. Bear with me; my heart is in the coffin with Caesar, and I must pause till it come back to me.” What Mark Antony said was important because he said Caesar was his friend and believed he was a good friend to him. He asked the audience why they do not mourn for Caesar so suddenly when only a day ago they loved him. He makes the audience question why they side with Brutus so suddenly. Brutus on the other hand did something different. “With this I depart,--that as I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself, when it shall please my country to need my death.” Brutus was ready to kill himself in front of all of Rome, if his country wanted it so. No person would want a man who had a face of guilt to kill himself. He used his pain of killing his friend to get the crowd behind him. In the end, I have to say that Antony did better than Brutus because he pointed out to the audience that they once loved Caesar and he kept focus on their emotions more than his own.
Brutus and Mark Antony used Logos by showing logic in their stance. “When the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner of stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus…
armies of Pompey and gaining control of all of Rome, Caesar began to institute changes intended for the betterment of the Roman society, and quickly became beloved by his citizens. Unfortunately, his forgiving nature misled him into pardoning and later befriending a former ally of Pompey's named Marcus Brutus. Caesar placed Brutus in several positions of power within the Republic, and trusted the young man above all his allies. Brutus soon began planning the assassination of Caesar with another holder…
I was born free as Caesar; so where you:
We both have fed as well and we can both
Endure the winter’s cold as well as he:
For once, upon a raw and gusty day,
The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores,
Caesar said to be “Dar’st thou, Cassius, now
Leap in with me into this angry flood,
And swim to yonder point?” Upon the word,
Account’red as I was, I plunged in
And bade him follow: so indeed he did.
The torrent roared, and we did buffet it
With lusty sinews, throwing it aside
Gaius Marius and the fall of the roman republic.
Gaius Marius was the son of a small plebeian farmer near Arpinum.
“1 Born of parents who were altogether obscure — poor people who lived by the labour of their own hands (Marius was his father's name, Fulcinia that of his mother), it was not till late that he saw the city p469or got a taste of city ways. In the meantime he lived at Cirrhaeaton,2 a village in the territory of Arpinum, in a manner that was quite rude when compared with the polished…
Cassius, alone now, says that while he believes that Brutus is noble, he hopes that Brutus’s noble nature may yet be bent: “For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” he asks rhetorically (I.ii.306). He decides to forge letters from Roman citizens declaring their support for Brutus and their fear of Caesar’s ascent to power; he will throw them into Brutus’s house that evening.
While the opening scene illustrates Caesar’s popularity with the masses, the audience’s first…
Yes. Brutus clearly wishes the best for Rome, and kills Caesar out of "civic responsibility," understanding that if no one stops him, he'll become tyrant of Rome and the Republic will be over. He's the only one acting out of that conviction; most other characters in the play don not act honorably and are interested in how Caesar's death will benefit themselves.
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