Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears; I come to talk about Brutus. Many call him honorable but I call him unhonorable. He has tricked you with every word he has said. Everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie and is exaggerated. when he spoke to you all he wanted to get you to like him and convince you it was good that he killed Caesar. He convinced you to think he did it for rome but he did it for himself. Even Antony thought the same thing he states “ You all did love him once, not without cause, what cause withholds you then to mourn for him?” He wants you guys to feel guilty for him. I loved caesar and so did you all, so why should we let this man leave without a fight, thats what caesar would have wanted. He would have wanted us and Antony not to turn his face and walk away. He killed him brutally even when he said he didn’t want to, he stabbed him 33 times. he felt every single blade go into his body. How is turning your back on a so called friend okay? If Brutus was honorable he wouldn't have been so easily persuaded by Cassius to go as far as committing a murder. Brutus did what he thought was best for Rome, but overall was disloyal and committed a huge sin in the process. He loved Caesar as a friend, but was so easily set back by Cassius. Who had obvious dislike for Caesar. “Yet I see thy honorable mettle may be wrought from that it is disposed”, was said by Cassius himself intended toward Brutus! Meaning his honorableness and loyalty to someone can be
crown upon its offering in rapid succession begin to misuse his power and let it get the better of him? The conspirators, however, let this not get in the way of their hunger for power, merely disguised as concern for the welfare of all of Rome. Despite some misgivings, Brutus aided in the assassination of Caesar, and was soon an enemy of the Roman Republic under the adopted son of Caesar, Octavius. Before he and Cassius could be hunted down by the new leader of Rome, however, they committed
is an honorable man.” He said that Brutus acted when there was no true basis to. Mark Antony said that Caesar was a good man and that a man with ambition wouldn’t pay attention or even feels bad for the people who were struggling and in pain. Brutus said “Had you rather Caesar living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live free men?” Brutus asked the crowd if they would rather die under Caesar’s tyranny then lives as free men but with Caesar no longer in the picture. I think Mark Antony used Logos better because he was speaking from what he knew then what he was convinced of, like Brutus was convinced by Cassius.
Mark Antony and Brutus both showed Ethos.
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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
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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The Fall of The Roman Republic
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all over the world for his impact on Ancient Rome and his willingness to fight for what was right: freedom.
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“There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it.”
Loyalty to Brutus.
Caesar’s wife. She can see things like bad omens.
“Alas, my lord, Your wisdom is consumed in confidence. Do not go forth to-day: call it my fear That keeps you in the house, and not your own.”
Is loyal to her husband Caesar telling him not to leave the house.
Caesar's reveals things to Antony he trusts Antony and thinks of him as a friend.
“Fear him not, Caesar. He’s not dangerous. He is a noble Roman and
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The Roman Republic
Three named divinities
Last king overthrown in 509 BC, hence the founding of Rome
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They formed a constitution with 3 main divisions, 2 consuls
2 Consuls: One consul for military and one for civic
elected every single year