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. Brutus also contends that because antony is like caesar's arm, once they kill caesar, antony will be powerless an arm without a head can do nothing, and brutus is sure they have nothing to fear from caesar's friend. In the tragedy of julius caesar, after the death of caesar both brutus and antony spoke at caesar's funeral brutus finished his speech trying to convince the crowd that they did the right thing to kill caesar because he was ambitious.
Unlike cassius, brutus does not want to kill antony because he doesn't want their actions to seem to bloody or malicious ultimately, brutus believes they want to be seen as sacrificers not butchers, meaning that they have to be careful not to make the whole ordeal into a bloodbath the might be misinterpreted. Brutus has struggled for so long to make a decision today, we would call this being indecisive it is the night before the conspirators plan to murder caesar and brutus still has not committed to helping them. Later, after brutus made his decision to join the assassination plot, he makes honorable decisions for the entire conspiracy after brutus welcomes everyone into his home, they begin to plan.
The decision to allow antony to live sets up the possibility that antony will attempt to avenge the death of caesar, which he does in the final act allowing him to make a funeral oration allows antony to stir up the crowd against the conspirators and gives antony the confidence that he can raise an army to defeat brutus and cassius. Brutus brutus is presented to readers as intelligent and philosophical, when he realizes that his decision to kill his friend, caesar is a mistake politician first, he spares antony’s life during caesar’s assassination because as a good man, he does not see the need for the unnecessary, extra bloodshed which. Brutus made a poor choice to kill his friend, caesar, over some fake letters, showing that brutus cans also be easily manipulated, and should not be allowed to make such important decisions to add to that, brutus allows antony to speak at caesar’s funeral, explaining: “i will myself into the pulpit first, / and show the reason of our. The battle of philippi was the final battle in the wars of the second triumvirate between the forces of mark antony and octavian (of the second triumvirate) and the leaders of julius caesar's assassination, marcus junius brutus and gaius cassius longinus in 42 bc, at philippi in macedonia.
Cassius then suggests that they would do well to kill antony in addition to caesar, but brutus refuses, saying that this would make their plan too bloody according to brutus, they only stand against the spirit of caesar, which he wishes could be destroyed without the necessity of killing the man himself. In 59, a man named vettius declared that brutus and several other men were part of a conspiracy to kill pompey in fact, there was no such conspiracy, and one of the consuls of that year, the popular politician gaius julius caesar , an ally of pompey, did his best to get rid of the accusations. Brutus is an honorable man he does not deisre to kill unless it is absolutely necessary he struggles with the decision to kill caesar he loved caesar but he loved rome more brutus feels that. Along with this bad decision, brutus makes the decision to leave the scene after he delivers his speech about caesar at the funeral, allowing antony to speak to the crowd without interruption or challenge. What request does antony make of brutus in regard to caesar’s body produce his body to the market place and in the pulpit as became a friend, speak in the order of his funeral 14.
Antony is the master at this his appearing stupid is what ultimately convinces brutus not to kill him because of this, he has the chance to rile up the crowd and convince them to kill the conspirators. Brutus' decisions throughout julius caesar illustrate his naive perspective the following choices such as not taking the oath, or refusing to kill mark antony prove to be ill decisions eventually, brutus makes the final decision of going to philippi, which put the nail in his coffin. Decisions, decisions the theme i picked for julius caesar essay is the mistakes made by brutus according to mr holtz brutus was stupid and many mistakes. Next: julius caesar, act 2, scene 2 explanatory notes for act 2, scene 1 from julius caesared samuel thurber boston: allyn and bacon ____ act ii scene 1 we must imagine that an hour or more has passed since the end of act i, for it now is nearly daylight of the 15th of march. The play revolves around brutus and the aftermath of his decision to kill caesar this essay will evaluate brutus’s actions and will determine whether his decision to kill caesar was truly justified.
Brutus's first terrible decision was choosing not to cassius when he suggested that they kill mark antony cassius realizes that antony is fiercely loyal to julius caesar and believes that he will. The assassination of julius caesar was the result of a conspiracy by many roman senators led by gaius cassius longinus, decimus junius brutus albinus, and marcus junius brutus   they stabbed caesar to death in a location adjacent to the theatre of pompey on the ides of march (march 15), 44 bc. In brutus’s speech, he uses devices such as rhetorical question and antithesis to convince the romans that he and the conpirators did a good deed by killing caesarin mark antony’s speech, he sways them to believe that caesar did not deserve to die, and that the conpirators were the real enemies by using rhetorical devices like rhetorical.
Cassius, who alone knows that the man they are dealing with is a shrewd contriver, is not deceived, but is completely baffled in the attempt to make brutus see with his own acuteness -- (arthur d innes. The decision to kill caesar is not easy for brutus and his wife sees that portia tells brutus she believes he has “some sick offence within your mind” (iii267-270) and that is why he can not sleep. The speeches given by both brutus and mark antony in william shakespeare’s the tragedy of julius caesar are very persuasive to the audience that they are given to, but rhetorical devices were used in different ways in order for each to have an effect on the people of rome.
Brutus, one of these tragic heroes, is a devout friend of the great julius caesar, that is, until he makes many execrable decisions he will soon regret he becomes involved in a plot to kill the omniscient ruler of rome during 44 bc. Julius caesar studyguide using three to four sentences, contrast marc antony and brutus find and write two examples that cassius uses to show that caesar has a weak character how does brutus persuade cassius not to kill mark antony this was a tactical error, and cassius knew it, but why was he willing to make it. When the subject of killing antony comes up among the conspirators, brutus underestimates how dangerous antony could be and says, for antony is but a limb of caesar(21178) this statement means brutus does not think it is necessary to kill antony and he thinks that without caesar , antony is worthless. The following choices such as not taking the oath, or refusing to kill mark antony prove to be ill decisions eventually, brutus makes the final decision of going to philippi, which put the nail in his coffin.