Both Cassius and Brutus play major roles in the play Julius Caesar. Cassius and Brutus both plan Caesar’s death. Although they are working towards a common goal, Cassius and Brutus have very different motivations for doing this. On the one hand, Cassius sees it as a way to gain more power for himself while destroying the king and all his power. On the other hand, Brutus believes that in killing Caesar he is preserving peace for the Romans’ future years.
Honor: “Honesty fairness, or integrity in one 's beliefs and actions.” Honesty can be a good and bad trait to have, being too honest can affect a person greatly. In William shakespeare 's play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Caesar returns to Rome having defeated Pompey. The Romans wanted to crown him king. later caesar is killed by conspirators due to his ambition. After his murder common people are enraged and a civil war breaks out across Rome.
Marcus Brutus, the leader of the conspirators, believed he needed to kill Caesar before he became emperor for the good of the people. He says, “And therefore think of him as a serpent’s egg Which hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, And kill him in the shell.” (Act II. sc i. Lines 32-35). The conspirators believed Caesar was too ambitious and would cause the downfall of Rome.
He came for his good friend Caesar. As Antony began his speech, he does not discredit Brut... ... middle of paper ... ...er the crowd by examples of irony and the power of repetitions like the ones above. After great uses of irony, rhetorical question, and slight use of antistrophe Antony told the people who murdered their beloved Caesar. Brutus mistake was he made his point to vague that the people of Rome barely had an understanding of Caesar. Brutus mentions how Caesar was ambitious and why he deserves to die.
But he was now Julius Caesar's son. As Rome once again fell into devastation, they needed someone who could pull Rome back together and take control. This led to the second triumvirate. The three men who were running in this were Lepidus, Octavian, and Marc Anthony. After Lepidus retired from running for dictator, it left only Octavian and Marc Anthony.
You could argue this by saying Caesar haunts Brutus' conscience in the form of a ghost and tells him that he will see him at Philippi, which is where the final battle takes place. Also Marc Antony is representing Caesar in a way because he his avenging his friend's death, so when Anthony's army defeat Brutus', you could say it was Caesar. And the final piece of evidence that indicates Brutus has been haunted and figuratively killed by Julius Caesar is when he confirms it himself by saying 'Caesar, now be still, I killed not thee with half a good will' which basically means 'okay Caesar rest now, but I was more reluctant to kill you.'
Antony then persuades the plebeians that the conspirators had no reasonable judgement to kill Caesar and that all Caesar’s future plans were to help Rome. Though many characters appear to be rhetorical, Antony could be considered as the most. Persuasion and rhetoric are used throughout Julius Caesar when Cassius is trying to coax Brutus to join the conspiracy, and when Brutus and Antony convince the crowd at Caesar’s funeral. Brutus is considered an honorable, noble man in Rome and it is important to Cassius that he becomes part of the conspiracy. In Act 1, Cassius and Brutus agree that Caesar becoming king would be detrimental to Rome.
Loyalty and honor are the only tragic flaws that Brutus has but these are the reason that he has killed Caesar. Brutus had said that he had killed Caesar for the good of Rome and that his ancestors would have wanted this. Which is true that his ancestors had said that if any man were to claim themselves the king of Rome to kill them, but Caesar had never claimed himself king. The conspirators had only assumed that. So in reality by killing Caesar it wasn’t displaying loyalty and honor it was really showing stupidity.
They gave him the justification he needed to kill Caesar, which was “its Good of Rome.” The assumption was that Caesar would eventually take the crown, which would never less destroyed Rome according to Brutus thoughts. By making this assumption and joining the other conspirators he set him self up for many problems for him and for Rome. This was one of the fatal mistakes made by Brutus. Brutus actually made two mistakes with Mark Antony. The first was letting Mark Antony live and the second was letting him speak alone at the funeral.
Brutus joins the conspiracy because he thinks killing Caesar is best for the good of Rome, for he says, “I know no personal cause to spurn at him, but for the general (II, i, 11-12).” This is showing that Brutus is willing to kill his best friend to save Rome because he “thinks” he is becoming a tyrant. Cassius is the main reason as to why Brutus believes this and that is because Cassius tricked him into joining the conspiracy. By saying, “Give me your hands all over (II, i, 112),” Brutus joins the conspiracy thinking everyone wants to kill Caesar for the good of Rome, when they are really doing it for power. This is a prime example of Brutus’s loyalty being taken advantage of. Having been tricked, his wife dying, and his death, Brutus had the biggest downfall of all the characters in the play.