William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

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Kendra McConkey Mrs. Taylor ENG2DL Monday, May 4th Brutus is a Hero In a play, there are always heroes and villains. A hero is someone who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievement, and has noble qualities. In Julius Caesar, Brutus is an example of this. Despite the death of Caesar, Brutus is a hero. This shows when he is noble, honest, and admired by other characters in the play. Nobility has a huge role within characters throughout the play, in fact Brutus is very noble which proves he is a hero. Firstly, Brutus is at the funeral and he shows a great amount of respect and compassion for Caesar during his speech. He says, “As Caesar [had loved] me, I weep for him” (III.ii.23-25). Brutus is being noble to the…show more content…
Finally, Brutus is overall noble for the city of Rome. He kills Caesar because he is true to the conspiracy but most of all he kills him for the better of the people. Caesar questions, “Et tu, Brut? Then fall Caesar” (III.i.85). This shows Caesar realizes if Brutus, his friend, has stabbed him along with the other conspirators then there must be a noble and important reason why. Brutus is being noble yet again to the people and Rome by doing this. Through these examples it is clear that Brutus shows he is a hero by the noble situations he is apart of. With Brutus ' nobility, his responsibility is also what makes him a hero in the play. Brutus first changes his opinion on Caesar. Brutus says, “Remorse from power. And to speak truth of Caesar,/ I have not known when his affections [had sway 'd]/More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof/That lowliness is young ambition 's ladder” (II.i.19-22). Brutus knows he has to be responsible for Caesar because of his decision to join the conspiracy and kill him. This shows the trust he has in Lucius and the responsibility he takes so Caesar does not climb to power where he can not be stopped. Brutus then takes responsibility for his own actions and admits to regret. “Friends, I owe my tears/ To this dead man than you shall see me pay./ I shall find time, Cassius, I shall find time” (IV.iii.101-103). Brutus is proving himself responsible for his actions and he tells Cassius the consequences will pay off
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