Brutus Was Recognized as Hero in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Essay

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“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserver and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles” (Christopher Reeve). Julius Caesar is a tragedy about a ruler that is murdered by a group of angry conspirators that go into a civil war against Caesar’s right hand man. By portraying the qualities of honorable Brutus, William Shakespeare, in his tragedy Julius Caesar, proves that anyone with good intentions, nobility, and the ability to recognize flaws can be a true hero. People constantly say that it is the thought that counts and that the intentions of the heart mean more than the actions. Brutus was doing everything for the people of Rome. With every move he took, he thought about how it would influence the Roman …show more content…
Numerous heroes have the superior intention to sacrifice something. That sacrifice varies from themselves, a person, a belonging, etc. In the movie “Independence Day”, the main character sacrifices himself to save the world. Likewise, Brutus’s actions are comparable to this. Brutus’s good intentions and thoughts reveal him as a true hero. He put into account what he did for others, which is a very noble thing to do. Clearly, then, true heroes do the noblest things. They do not do something for an evil motivation, but for the honor of doing something good. Moreover, heroes incite people to do well. When the civil war was over and Brutus killed himself, Antony tells the others standing around him, “This was the noblest Roman of them all. / All the conspirators save only he / Did that they did in envy of great Caesar; / He, only in a general honest thought / And common good to all, made one of them” (V.v.74-81). Antony is saying that while the other conspirators only killed Caesar because they were jealous of him, Brutus did it for the good of people. Antony states that Brutus is the noblest of them all. Throughout his entire life, Brutus strived to be noble and honorable. He believed that doing something for reasons other than these was a dreadfully egocentric thing to do. When talking to Cassius regarding the conspiracy, he pronounces, “For let the gods so speed me as I love / The name of honor more that I fear death”
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