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Julius Caesar Ambition Essay

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Julius Caesar was a noble man who was dedicated to Rome and its people, but did his ambition caused his death? The play Julius Caesar was written by William Shakespeare in 1599. In the beginning of the play Julius Caesar came back from concurring Pompey. Marullus and Flavius then break up the commoners from celebrating Caesar's return. On his way to the arena Caesar is stopped by a stranger who warns that he should ‘Beware the Ides of March.’ On the 15th March Caesar is urged not to go to the Senate by his wife, Calpurnia, who has had dreams that he will be murdered. He is nevertheless persuaded by flattery to go and as petitioners surround him Caesar is stabbed and dies as Brutus gives the final blow. Against Cassius’s advice Mark Antony…show more content…
“ His glory not extenuated wherein he was worthy, nor his offenses enforced for which he suffered death.” Even though Caesar is gone his glory and all the good he did will not be unremembered. Brutus announced that there was a reason for his death but now that he is gone we should remember him for his bravery and victory he has concluded. Brutus said over and over again that he loved Caesar which changed the hearts of the audience. Antony gets the crowd to feel compassion for him when he gets emotional and the people of Rome over all chose him because they feel pity for him. In the end he did convince the audience that Brutus was a traitor of Caesar's but I believe that he killed him for the good of Rome. “Thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason.” In my opinion Antony was not the more persuasive speech because he used the pity that the Romans had for him to to convince the crowd that he was a better friend to Caesar. Ultimately, Brutus gave the stronger persuasive speech by his use of ethos, logos, and pathos to convince the Romans that killed Caesar for the rights reasons. His reasons were: they will not be enslaved, they will receive some if Caesars wealth, Cesar won't be forgotten. Brutus did not love Caesar less, but that he loved Rome
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