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…
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…
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 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…
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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