Brutus Failure; Morality or Love and Honor or Values.

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Critically comment about Brutus failure to keep a balance between morality or love and honor or values. Support your answer with textual evidence and critical point of view. The play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare sets the stage for an honorable man named Marcus Brutus. His honor is characterized by several traits and actions present throughout the play. Brutus’ love to Rome proves honor by the things he sacrifices for the better of his people and country. His death resulting from guilt and the feeling of having to be with Caesar shows his modesty. In fact, his people, friends, and even enemies also perceive…show more content…
hear me for my cause and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honor and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom , and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say, that Brutus, love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: - Not that I loves Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more … (Act III Sc. ii) In contrast, during the funeral speech of Antony, Brutus honor is respected: ‘Brutus is an honorable man’ (Act III Sc. ii), ‘Sure, he is an honorable man’ (Act III Sc. ii). Therefore, as Antony continually repeats these words, Brutus’ honor grasp another situation which then turns the people against him. This reflects , though he is a respected person but, on the other hand, he gives more importance towards his honor. Moreover, when Brutus and Cassius argues within themselves for the matter of bribe, Brutus again gives more preference to his honor instead to his love for friendship. For example, Brutus publicly disgraces Cassius for not

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