Later on in the play, a poet tries to separate Brutus and Cassius during a great argument, but is ignored and sent away. Next, after the plebeians beg, Antony reads Caesar's will after descending into the masses and standing next to Caesar's body. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Then he personifies the judgement and calls it with much emphasis. Brutus's speech is practically a failure. He used his words and emotions to sway the other peoples thinkings so they would lean towards his side.
As he was fortunate, I rojoice at it. He sees the soothsayer and tells the man that the ides of March have come. And none so poor to do him reverence. By the end of the speech, the people are out for blood. It has been suggested that power and the quest for power are the reasons behind his murder. As he was valiant, I honor him.
He asks them if he may have permission to take the body to the marketplace and show it to the crowds. First Citizen Bring him with triumph home unto his house. However, this is not the only way power affects people. Again, the audience is given an understanding of the masses as easily swayed — they do not seem able to form their own opinions but take on the coloration of the most persuasive orator. He adds that Brutus and Cassius have fled Rome. The people of Rome rooted for Brutus until Antony made his speech. Brutus explains that he loved and honored Caesar, but loved Rome more, and killed Caesar rather than let every Roman become a slave.
Does this make Brutus a villain worthy of a Lemony Snicket novel? If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his. His biggest error is that the crowd cannot follow his logic they need emotive reasons. Brutus introduces Antony to the crowd and closes his speech by restating that he slew his best friend for Rome's sake and that he will turn the same dagger on himself if his country ever needs his death. In 1964 , the line is begun several times by , played by actor. Through careful analysis of Cato and Caesar's biographies, it becomes apparent that they shared similar skills and values that vaulted them to the top of Roman society. Brutus was one of the murderers of Caesar.
He quickly takes command of the conspiracy and makes crucial decisions regarding Cicero and Antony. Servant I heard him say, Brutus and Cassius 269 Are rid like madmen through the gates of Rome. It perfectly illustrates the dimension of action that an effective speech includes. When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept : weep, wept,wept: cry Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: more austere Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man. Brutus is endowed with qualities that could make him a successful private man but that limit him severely, even fatally, when he endeavors to compete in public life with those who do not choose to act with the same ethical and moral considerations. Let's stay and hear the will. Check out his response when Cassius asks him what's bothering him: Cassius, Be not deceived.
Brutus' honor convinces him that they shouldn't dispose of Antony when the other men want to, and his trust in Antony's honor leads him to believe Antony's funeral speech will not be an invitation to riot. The servant of Mark Antony arrives and falls prostrate before Brutus, telling Brutus that Antony wishes to meet with him to learn why Caesar had to die. The Noblest Roman of Them All? Antony was devoted and preferred to be dependent upon Julius Caesar since he rather have enjoyed life than to claim the highest position in the government. He uses a range of rhetorical devices to manipulate the crowd. To overshoot is to shoot beyond, or over, the mark. You all did love him once, not without cause: What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him? He also speaks of everyone dying a slave if Caesar were to have lived. Is he worried about Caesar's growing power and what he'll probably have to do to stop him from becoming king? 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.
Quote the lines from each that you like best. Fourth Citizen A ring; stand round. During the speeches many devices were effectively used to convince the Romans to choose the side of the argument being presented. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend, who seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status.
Each time he holds them back, he builds their desire until finally they are passionate enough to do what Antony wants, seek out and kill the conspirators, and, consequently, leave him in power. He is the only major character in the play intensely committed to fashioning his behavior to fit a strict moral and ethical code, but he take actions that are unconsciously hypocritical. Third Citizen He says, for Brutus' sake, He finds himself beholding to us all. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And, sure, he is an honourable man. Although he is, in fact, a dictator, he is not a king and is ethical.
First Citizen Methinks there is much reason in his sayings. After examining Brutus' relationship to Caesar, his involvement in the conspiracy, and his importance to the plot, the truth can be revealed. It shows us that Marc Antony is angry with Brutus because he loved Julius Caesar. Antony shakes hands with Trebonius last, transferring Caesar's blood, collected from his previous handshakes, to his clean hands. Third Citizen Has he, masters? Throughout this play Brutus can be considered to be a stoic, as despite things in the play that would bother anyone else arise, he shows no reaction, the main instance of this being when Portia kills herself.