Betrayal Of Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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The story of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare has been a story passed down to generation to generation. The story is centered on betrayals and lies that affect every character. However, Brutus is neither a betrayer nor a cheater. In fact, he is patriot, because he put Rome above himself. However, this book has been out for a long time and some say killing Caesar in the name of Rome is a betrayal. The story of Julius Caesar has created a universal debate over if Brutus was a patriot or a betrayer. However it is clear that the he is true patriot. He sacrificed everything for the citizens of Rome. Brutus looked at the bigger picture when it comes to the population of Rome he did not care about the negatives because the positive outweighed them. Brutus said this about the him helping of the assignation of Caesar “And pity to the general wrong of Rome— As fire drives out fire, so pity pity— Hath done this deed on Caesar”. He knew the problems of helping in the assignation of Caesar, but knew that Caesar would take advantage of his power and take full control of Rome and head start communism in Rome and with Brutus…show more content…
The main fact that he can be considered a betrayer is because he killed his best friend Caesar. Yet we all know that Brutus was looking at the bigger picture, and knew that Caesar was not fit to be the ‘king’ of Rome in the play Brutus says : "Not that I lov'd Caesar less, but that I lov'd Rome more.". If Caesar had become king he would have let the power go to his head and ruined the Roman Empire more than it already degraded. The other reason that Brutus can be seen as a betrayer is that he was working against Caesar. Also they group that Brutus worked with had questionable motives and properly did not do it for the same intentions Brutus said he did it for. Yet, in the end of the story the problem was solved and the country was only somewhat
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