Brutus in the play "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare is a very complex and very important character in the play. He is considered a very noble person and he has a very high reputation. Even though Caesar and Brutus are close friends, Brutus will do anything for Rome. This leads to Brutus killing his best friend so he could help Rome.
In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare shows how friends often betray each other. Julius Caesar is about to be crowned king of Rome, when some well-known Romans decide that it is not a good idea for this to happen. They form a conspiracy and kill Caesar. Brutus, an honorable Roman and a very good friend of Caesar’s, betrays Caesar by killing him for the good of Rome. Antony, Caesar’s best friend and another honorable Roman, betrays Brutus by turning against the conspirators. Cassius, a respected Roman, and Brutus betray each other by arguing and destroying their friendship. All this betraying lead to many deaths in the play.
In “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, Cassius is a passionate friend of Brutus that influences Brutus’ character by immensely contrasting him. Even though there are sharp differences between Brutus and Cassius, Brutus acquires new skills and perspectives in many areas of his life due to his interactions with Cassius. Brutus and Cassius’ arguments serve as a turning point in how Brutus views friendships and the value of life. Cassius functions as a foil to Brutus by contrasting Brutus’ personality and highlighting Brutus’ strengths in a way that catalyzes his development as a character.
and followed Pompey to Rome shortly before Caesar left to conquer Spain. Brutus did make friends with Caesar before he left and before Caesar had returned he made his way through the ranks and ended up with a seat on counsil. As well as making friends with Caesar he made a friend of Gaius Cassius. Upon Caears return from Spain and slaying the great Pompey Brutus met with Caesar about what had happened. Surprisingly about a year later the people of Rome have offered Caesar a crown to become their ruler. Brutus was not pleased, but happy for his friend. Although Cassius is not and trys to manipulate Brutus into thinking that Caesar is ambishous and would turn out to be a dictator. With this in mind Brutus fights for what he thinks is right for Rome and that Caesar should be killed befor he can do any real damage to Rome. “As caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I resouce at it: as he was valiaut, I honor himbut as he was ambitious, I slew him.” (3:2.25-29) “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more.”(3:2 22-23) Mean while Antony looks forward to speaking at Caesars funeral Brutus tells him “you shall not in you funeral speech blame us, but speak all good you can devise of Caesar.”(3:1. 245-246) During Brutus’s speak “ Why I, that did have Caesar when I struck him, have thus
Politics come with contrasting opinions. Many people can be for one thing and then for another, thus resulting in a split population. This split population can cause violence in a contrasting belief and uproar from the everyday people can occur. In the tragedy, Julius Caesar, and the real world, political opinions affect the strength of a relationship by completely destroying bonds between individuals.
Marc Antony, Brutus, and Cassius are all critical characters in William Shakespeare’s famous play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Due to their distinctive personalities and values, there is no trait that all of these characters share, although they do share some traits with one another. Firstly, Marc Antony and Cassius are manipulative in nature, while Brutus is not. Secondly, the root of Brutus and Cassius’ failure is their personality flaw, while Marc Antony proves strong in all the ways they prove weak. Lastly, Antony and Cassius, unlike Brutus, do not separate their private affairs from their public actions while acts only with honor and virtue and completely ignores his personal concerns.
By his rhetoric, Cassius is able to make Brutus join the conspirators so that Cassius’ personal fear of Caesar becoming king will not play out.
Brutus was very naive and got influenced by Cassius very easily. Cassius was very smart and manipulated Brutus to make him agree with him. Cassius said, “If I were Brutus now, and he were Cassius, He should not humour me.” (Shakespeare, p.13). Brutus believed that his friend, Caesar had a negative impact on Rome decided to join the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar. Even though Caesar was his friend, Brutus always showed loyalty towards Rome. Brutus' tragic flaw is that he is not good at figuring out other’s intentions, and trusted Cassius. If Brutus never listened to Cassius in the first place, he would not have joined the conspiracy, and might not have had a tragic end.
In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, an honorable man, Brutus, is planning to overthrow the soon to be king, Julius Caesar. Brutus is persuaded by Cassius that Caesar is a liar, too ambitious, weak, and not fit to be Rome’s king. Brutus soon believed Cassius, and they and the conspirators made a plan to kill Caesar. After Caesar’s death, Brutus planned to justify his actions of killing Caesar at his funeral in his speech to the people. After Brutus’s speech, the citizens of Rome were all in agreement that Brutus did the right thing for Rome. Brutus then decides to allow Caesar’s best friend, Antony, to speak in honor of Caesar. Antony speaks, and he convinces the citizens that Brutus’s actions were unjust and turned the people against Brutus.
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
Brutus was a wise and intelligent Roman citizen, who claimed that he was Caesar’s friend. Yet, he was quickly swayed to the conspirators side by some anonymous letters and a bit of flattering.
In the play, it is evident that Cassius wanted to kill Caesar for selfish reasons(I, ii, 140-145). The citation shows that Cassius was jealous, but Brutus saw right through
Brutus and Antony backup their claims on Caesars nature through the use of ethos. Brutus does this by saying “If there be any in this assembly, and, dear friend of Caesar to him I say that Brutus's love to Caesar was no less than his". In this statement Brutus establishes his love for Caesar as well as showing he is a friend to them by comparing the people of Rome's
William Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, was mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The character who was the mastermind behind the assassination was, ironically, Marcus Brutus, a senator and close friend to Julius Caesar. But what would cause a person to kill a close friend? After I examined Brutus' relationship towards Caesar, his involvement in the conspiracy and his importance to the plot it all became clear. Brutus had one particular reason for killing Caesar and that was for the good of the people and the republic. Brutus had no personal reason for killing Caesar. Some of his most admirable traits were his morality and leadership skills.