Through both of their differences, you can clearly see who the “jerk” is, and who the sincere one is. You can see the “sharing out of the goodness of one’s heart” form of friendship as described by Cicero. Meanwhile, Aristotle claims that a friend gives only because he or she expects something in return. I refuse to allow myself or my views on friendship to be manipulated by Aristotle’s arrogance. Everyone in life deserves a friend that does not look for a reward.
After Caesar's murder, however, their true personalities emerge. Antony and Brutus may seem the same, and that was they are in theory, from their positions, character traits, to the very friend's they keep they are alike almost to a point of absurdity. In practice, though, you will find them rather different due to the mistakes and decisions made by both parties. Was Julius Caesar truly ambitious? For if he wasn?t, then Brutus betrayed a man he loved in vain.
If you have an argument, talk about it and settle it. Real friends care enough about each other to forgive and forget. If you have issues that are too difficult to resolve, then maybe you’re in an incompatible relationship. If so, this unhealthy relationship isn’t worth continuing. But be cautious and don’t allow one incident to end a good relationship that may be worth salvaging.
As he was speaking,he was convincing the Romans that he and the conspirators killed Caesar for the better of Rome ( to prevent ‘Slavery’), doing it as a selfless and noble act(not knowing that the conspirators had a different motive). He addresses himself as a friend and not a foe of Caesar; that he loved him. In lines 21-26(Act 3 scene 2), he says “ If then that a friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than if caesar were dead, to live all freemen?”Brutus uses the effective technique of asking these questions in order to make the audience think in a certain way. He again asks to the people after what he said earlier in lines 30-35(Act 3 scene 2) ... ... middle of paper ... ...rence between these speeches is obviously that they had different views.
One character to show varying degrees of loyalty is Cassius. In act 3, scene 1, Cassius was saying that after they killed Caesar, Brutus should lead the way out of the Senate. He said, “Brutus shall lead, and we will grace his heels/ With the most boldest and best hearts of Rome” (120-121). This shows either one of two things. Either he was so loyal to Brutus that he made him the leader, or he wanted to look like a minority in the conspiracy so he would not receive as great a punishment.
He killed his own best friend. Also, as good as a friend Brutus was to Caesar, it appeared as though Brutus loved Rome and it's people more. '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. '; (3.2.21-24) Loving Rome more than his own friend was another of Brutus' tragic flaw. He was more loyal to people he's never met before, than his own friend.
Brutus feels he needed to kill Caesar because he believes that Caesar wouldn’t be a rightful ruler for Rome. He had thought of killing him not for his own good, but for the good of the people. Even though Brutus had thought that doing this act would turn out better in the end; it did the opposite. It had caused the Roman citizens to go against Brutus and he had killed himself in the end. Deception, a scheme used against someone so they can get what they want, had been use against Brutus in this Shakespeare p... ... middle of paper ...
These true friendships can only last and be fruitful if and only if there is mutual trust, respect, and support. In the case of friend A, in regards to husband B and wife C’s dilemma, he must be honest with wife C. Friend A is not being honest because it feels right, nor because it bothers him, but because the state of friendship in which he entered into obliges him to do so. Works Cited "Http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/friendship?q=friendship." Def. 1.
“Ture love doesn’t want anything in return, because there is nothing it needs” (Elkrief). For example, Antonio said “I’ll pay it presently with all my heart” (IV.i.272). His will is beyond what Bassanio can ask for because “if you love enough you are happy to make personal sacrifices” (Ben-Zeév). All Antonio’s sadness, longing, and sacrificing all conclude towards his love to Bassanio. Even though Bassanio does not like Antonio in that way, Antonio does not
Their prospective on love can cause these poems not to be paired together because they are so different. “Love is Not All” asks the question what can love do for you, why do we hold love so highly. It also explains that even though we obviously it cannot cure the sick or repair the broken. While “Since Feelings are First” says the complete opposite. It describes that love is very important in living a well-balanced life and that you cannot question what you get out of it.