Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one. He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
Caesar most likely would have become one of the most prosperous leaders of Rome. If Antony was also killed like Cassius wanted I believe Cassius would have started a rise to power that would lead to everything he said he was trying to prevent. Overall Cassius did more bad then good he manipulated his friends, allies he killed someone he said he loved, he lied to get revenge, and he killed out of greed. Brutus said he asked for money from Cassius to pay for his troops when you are about to go to war you do not help pay for an allies troops when they need it. You also don’t lash out and say you are better than your ally when you should be planning for the pressing battle.
Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11). Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic.
In the Brutus speech he quotes, “ I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him”. Brutus says that one of his reasons for killing Caesar was because he was ambitious. Brutus tells the people of Rome that if Rome took Caesar as crown king that all of the people would become slave for that is what Caesar
In the play of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Brutus and Mark Antony both write and deliver their own speeches after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Caesar was assassinated for the poor leader he seemed to be to the senators of Rome. Therefor Brutus delivered his speech first and loved Caesar but he loved Rome than he did Caesar. But in Mark Antony 's speech did not agree with Brutus because Antony loved Caesar more than he did Rome he also respected what Caesar was trying to do for Rome that others did not see. The speech of Mark Antony made the people of Rome feel frightened due to the reason he was assassinated.
The conspirators were successful in killing Caesar for the “Good of Rome”. In the play A Tragedy of Julius Caesar a conspiracy is formed to kill Caesar because many think he is getting too ambitious. In the conspiracy people were turning against other people; sides were being taken. Although Antony stays loyal to Caesar, he causes a great deal of damage to the city of Rome due to the things he decided to say to the common people. Many lives were taken, not just Caesar’s, but many of the conspirators lives as well.
A great man, well respected by his peers, with friends in positions of power. Despite having killed Caesar, he had a valid excuse which he had the people believe. Having thought that killing Caesar was the only way to save Rome from tyranny, even though it was obviously not. When Markus Antony said, "This was the noblest Roman of them all. And say to all the world, 'This was a man!’” He gave an apt description of Brutus, wanting to do what is best for Rome, and yet failing to do so, and suffering both internally and externally from his choices; a true tragic
He says, “Whilst we by Antony are all enclosed”(JC.V.iii.8). He explains that their army is now surrounded by Antony’s. The conspirators underestimated Antony yet again, and it has led to the defeat of Cassius’ army. In conclusion, had the conspirators killed Antony along with Caesar, the outcome of the tyrannicide would have not been the defeat and death of the conspirators. Antony cleverly used his speech at Caesar’s funeral to increase support for his side.
2. 257-276). He was emotionally torn between his love for Caesar and his love for the people. On one hand he and Caesar were great friends and killing him would be morally wrong to Brutus. But Brutus’ "ancestor, Lucius Junius Brutus drove out the last of the ancient kings of Rome and founded the Roman Republic” (JC.
He got the people to go from adoring Brutus to despising him and his group so much as to kill an innocent man with the same name as one of them. He also gets to people to love and grieve again for Caesar’s death, instead of them hating him because of the lie Brutus told them. Marc Antony also talk to the Romans as a friend, struck with grief. Therefore he gained the people 's trust in
Who do I think was the noblest chracter in the play? The character I think who was noblest in the play is Brutus himself. Brutus was one of the misguided senators that believed that Julius Caesar had corrupted the republic. If he was not stopped, would end the republic by ruling like a king. Yes he betrays his closest friend and mentor in the worst possible way.