By considering the absence of personal incentives for the planned attack on Caesar, Brutus reveals fickleness in his motives by giving himself a second option. He is inspired to participate in the conspiracy by his utilitarian ideals, while concurrently, he doubts himself by considering his lack of personal conflict with Caesar. This weakness is further exposed following the planning of Caesar’s as... ... middle of paper ... ...oblest Roman of them all”, even after he proclaims his rigid opinion of Caesar (V.v.68). Although the nobility of Brutus is admirable, the application of his honor in the slimy, sordid realm of politics is in an atmosphere where it can easily be exploited. Similarly, in today’s world corrupted politicians’ shady dealings and backhanded methods create an environment that makes it difficult for those honest politicians to function unhampered.
Caesar is given much warning on the threat of his life, yet due to his pride he thinks himself to be too great of a person to have such a downfall. Julius Caesar is warned by a soothsayer, "Soothsayer. Beware the ides of March."(1,2,18) Julius Caesar rebukes the soothsayer by stating, "Caesar. He is a dreamer. Let us leave him.
Another fatal mistake in Brutus’ premeditated plan was allowing Antony to live. “And for Mark Antony, think not of him; For he can do no more than Caesar’s arm when Caesar’s head is off” (916). Brutus’ main flaw was his lack of judgment in making critical decisions for those implicated with the conspiracy. He believes it is best to leave Anton... ... middle of paper ... ... His cause seems honorable, but as murder and loss twist his judgment, we begin to see that he was mistaken. His misjudgments have led to the downfall of Rome, creating the monarchy he had wished to prevent.
That is only what was said; he was not a man of ambition. Antony proves this by saying that Caesar turned the crown down and even wept for the poor of Rome. Brutus is referred to as an honorable man. Of course this is not true, but Antony uses the statement as verbal irony to sway the peoples' minds. Everyone knows that killing someone, no matter what the case, is not a quality of an honorable person.
Shakespeare illuminates the flaw of Brutus as his uncanny ability in poor judgment and faulty reasoning that leads him to make the decisions he does. Brutus is being manipulated by Cassius and is trying to find any possibly logical reason for killing Caesar. The problem with that is there is no reason Caesar should have died. Brutus attempts to earn the plebeians' loyalty by asking. Had you rather Caesar live and die all slaves?
Should he assist in the murder of one person to benefit many? Although killing Caesar was in the end a bad choice, Brutus always tries to do what is best for Rome and for the people. However even though all of Brutus’ motives are good he still has the tragic flaw of pride, which ultimately leads to his downfall. The reason that Brutus gets caught up in the conspiracy is because Cassias appeals to his pride and flatters him with forged letters from the Roman people saying he is a greater leader then Caesar. This flaw eventually leads to his downfall because of all the bad decisions it causes him to make.
In the timeless play Julius Caesar, playwright William Shakespeare has created a surprisingly interesting narrative which follows the timeline of the ancient Roman Republic. Julius Caesar, a widely loved leader, returns to Rome and attempts to obtain power by manipulating the fickle Roman people. This does not sit well with many Roman leaders, who view Caesar as an enormous threat and raise a small group of conspirators in order to assassinate him. The conflicts that arose between Caesar and the conspirators as well as the understated power struggles between these groups remain ageless examples of the dangers of power. Mark Antony, Julius Caesar, and Caius Cassius’s quests for control over others emphasize how power can corrupt men by encouraging
This play illustrates how important honesty and persuasion in an attempt to win over the people. Coriolanus attempts and fails to win over the people due to his failure to truly persuade Rome to view him as a worthy leader of their community while this sets the tone for Brutus and Sicinius to use their manipulative nature to win over the populous. Coriolanus’ lack of communication skills is his fatal flaw allowing more persuasive figures to take advantage of the opportunity and sway the people of Rome proving that honor and noble acts by themselves are not enough to grab and hold the support of the general
By such an act from Caesar, the people believed that he does not want to be King and therefore he is a man without ambition and thats why he should be King. But Casca shows us that this is not the case. Every chance Caesar was offered the circlet, he denied it less and less. “It was mere foolery;/ I saw Mark Antony offer him a crown (yet ‘twas not a crown neither; ‘twas one of these coronets)..../....he put it by once; but for all that, to my thinking he would fain have had it.../....he put it by again; but to m... ... middle of paper ... ...hows that Mark Antony stood up for Caesar’s beliefs and that there was no reason for his murder because to Mark Antony, Caesar did not reveal any ambitious characteristics. Julius Caesar’s ambition caused his death.
In Ancient Rome, a man by the name of Julius Caesar is rising to power. Cassius, a conspirator against Ceasar, does not believe that this shall happen. In the story “Julius Caesar” written by William Shakespeare, Cassius in act one, scene two, Cassius is attempting to persuade Brutus that Caesar is a weak man who is no better than Brutus. Cassius describes Caesar using ethos and dark ethos so that he can access Brutus’s pride and cause Brutus to feel that he is a great man and that Caesar does not deserve this power. Cassius is trying to create the downfall of Caesar.