Many people wonder whether Brutus should or should not join the conspiracy. In William Shakespeare's “Julius Caesar” play, Brutus is conflicted by joining the conspiracy, which helps Rome, but hurts his best friend Caesar in the process. Brutus did the right thing by joining the conspiracy for the better of Rome. He is able to use Logos, Ethos, and Pathos to justify the reasons for his actions against Caesar. Brutus’s main reason for killing Caesar is to stop him before he gets too powerful. As Brutus says in the story, “And therefore we think of him as a serpent’s egg which hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, and kill him in the shell.” (II, i, 32-34). Not only does Brutus want to stop him before he gets to powerful, but he also
He wrote letters under different peoples’ names and threw them into Brutus’s window to try to convince him to work with the conspirators. Once Brutus was convinced, he and a few other conspirators started their plans to kill Caesar in hopes of saving Rome. One of the only reasons these men hate Caesar was because he was offered the crown of Rome three times and denied it every time it was offered to him. Throughout the beginning of the play, one of Brutus’s faults was shown. Brutus was easily manipulated by others which could’ve lead him to do bad things.
Some people may look at what Brutus and what the other conspirators did as inhumane, but it was what was best for Rome. Brutus imagined what it would be like when Caesar steps into power. Brutus loved Caesar so much, but he also had a tremendous amount of love for Rome. He looks at Rome as not only a place of accomplishments, but as a home. Rome raised him to be who he is. Brutus just doesn’t want to see Rome come crashing down or the people turned into slaves. Brutus is Rome himself, so many people look up to him. He did what was best for Rome.
“For let the gods so speed me as I love the name of honor more than I fear death.” (I.ii.90, 91). This is a famous quote from Julius Caesar and ironically enough, this describes Julius’s friend, Brutus, more than Julius himself. Julius Caesar was an excelling leader, on the battlefield and for the people of Rome. However, after Caesar came into dictator power, the Senators of Rome became fearful and planned his assassination (“Julius Caesar.”). One of the main conspirators against Julius Caesar was Marcus Brutus. In Julius Caesar, Brutus’s choices, egotistical flaw, and fate made him a tragic hero. was set on a course from the start to go downhill and would not be able to recover.
Some people believe that Brutus joining the conspiracy was the right thing for him to do. They agree with the killing of Caesar because they believe if he became a ruler he would be a tyrant. They would rather have the Caesar be murdered than risk the slightest possibility that he would become a dictator. What the conspiracy doesn’t realize is that life is precious. They didn't even make an attempt to talk to Caesar, or even verify that if he did become ruler, he would cause chaos. The conspiracy just lashed out and didn't care who got hurt in the
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.
Brutus was in fact a betrayer, and while he did feel sympathy for Caesar after he died, he killed him along with the other conspirators and even started a war of sorts in Rome, causing many to fall in battle- himself included. While Brutus was persuaded by fake letters, no man should be as gullible as him to completely switch sides on only the basis of three anonymous letters that were stuck to his window. Brutus was a villain who felt that he was the hero, more concerned about the safety of the government he loved rather than the friend that he loved.
“The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious. If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answered it.” - William Shakespeare. Brutus was once a noble honest man. Everyone loved him until one day he decided to join the conspiracy group. The group had a plan to kill Caesar, but had one problem. The city of Rome would look down on the conspiracy group if they did not have someone they favored in the group. That is when they had asked Brutus to join. And so he did, but then that is where they went wrong. It was not just about having Brutus. They needed actual proof on why they needed to assassinate Caesar. But yet everything they had that would unwelcome him turned out to be untrue, and they were not thinking of
Brutus,Cassius, and all the other conspirators were only looking out for the people of Rome. They may have loved Caesar but the weren't going to let their personal feelings get in the way of
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.
In the beginning of the play, we meet Brutus, a highly respected, much loved, senator of Rome. He loved Rome as a republic and he has a good life until he is led astray by Cassius. When he becomes embroiled in the assassination of Caesar, he is very reluctant to do so. In the way he acted, you could tell he has sleepless nights over what he should do. He decided to kill Caesar for
Brutus possesses many ideals and mannerisms that make him the tragic hero in William Shakespeare’s tragedy. To begin with, Brutus has a deep sense of love for his city, and concerns himself with its well-being. His concern for Rome is actually what causes him to backstab Caesar. He worries that he is too arrogant to be an adequate leader, “I do fear the people/ Choose Caesar for their king.” (Shakespeare I.ii. 85-86). Secondly, Brutus has an undying moral compass that navigates him on his integrity driven choices. Brutus thinks long and hard before he joins the conspirators, and wonders whether or not it is the right choice and questions his choices, “Into what dangers would you lead me…/ That you would have me seek into myself/ For which is not in me?” (Shakespeare I.ii. 69-71). His strong beliefs are what ultimately convince him to join the conspirators, for the good of Rome. Also, Brutus believes in equality and respect. He gives a speech to the public because he feels they deserve to know the reason why Caesar dies, ‘And, waving our red weapons o’er our heads,/ Let’s all cry “Peace, freedom, and liberty!”’. (Shakespeare III.i. 121-122). This heroic quality is one of the things that drives him to be a good leader, and a good person as well. As much as these traits lead us to believe
Brutus and his actions are well known across every culture. Brutus, a Roman Senator, killed his best friend, Julius Caesar, in order to defend the people. These actions were dramatized by a renowned playwright, William Shakespeare, in his famous play, Julius Caesar. To craft his play, Shakespeare studied the real life events which occurred, and from them he created a masterful work of art which is now famous across the globe. Shakespeare took references from multiple sources, the largest of which was Roman author and philosopher, Plutarch. From Plutarch, Shakespeare got his influence for the main characters; Julius Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Antony, and many of the conspirators. Both in the play and in real life, Brutus kills
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar, the character of Marcus Brutus is tasked with making a difficult choice: either kill one of his most beloved friends, or risk the corruption and downfall of Rome. Though Brutus acknowledges the ethical and moral concerns of his actions, he commits to the conspiracy against Caesar, and carries it out with conviction. The question, however, is whether or not Brutus’ actions are justifiable from an objective point of view. Unlike most other political assassinations, Brutus isn’t a hysterical stranger distraught with the target, but a close ally, and trusted friend. Brutus justifies his own doings by convincing himself and others that they’re sacrificing, not murder Caesar, and acting not out
A highly respected man, and admired by others that may of disliked him before it was Brutus’ end. “His life was gentle, and the elements/ So mixed in him that Nature might stand up/ And say to all the world, ‘This was a man!’” (5.5.73-75). Brutus is one with great leadership, and a loyal friend of Julius Caesar. He was easily convinced by Cassius and the conspirators that Julius Caesar was not fit for king of Rome. Before, Brutus was there and supported Caesar. Now, Cassius had talked to Brutus, and he changed his mind and thought it was best for Rome that Caesar was killed before he was crowned. Brutus then took control of the conspirators and became leader. Brutus made all the decisions with Cassius, then turned into Brutus making all the decisions by himself, regarding Cassius. Brutus’ decisions were not the best and that led him into his own death, when he ran himself into a sword. In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by, William Shakespeare, Brutus is a man that contains great leadership skills, and does what is right; but farther in, his decisions lead to a downfall of taking Cassius out of his place when he was a good leader already, and as well as killing himself.