Brutus In Julius Caesar

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Marcus Brutus is a man that thinks highly of himself, in a respectable manner. His ancestors before him, Aeneas, the founder of Rome, carried Caesar’s father out of burning city Troy. Cassius says that he also saved Caesar for when he was drowning in the raging river (Shakespeare 1. 1. 112-115). I, as Aeneas, our great ancestor, did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder the old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber did I the tired Caesar. And this man has now become a god, and Cassius is a wretched creature and must bend his body if Caesar carelessly but nod on him. He had a fever when he was in Spain, and when the fit was on him, I did mark how he did shake. ‘Tis true, this god did shake. His coward lips did from their color fly,…show more content…
But for the general. He would be crowded. How might change his nature, there’s the question… And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg, which hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, and kill him in the shell.” Here Brutus is saying that he is like a growing evil mastermind and needs to be put to rest at once (Shakespeare 2. 1. 10-34). Then, after people are discussing with Brutus, Brutus is saying that Mark Antony is a strong ally with Caesar and needs to be dealt with since he may be a purger. Purger means, “to clear of imputed guilt or ritual uncleanliness” (Purgers). “For Antony is but a limb of Caesar… For he can do no more than Caesar’s arm when Caesar’s head is off.” (Shakespeare 2. 1. 165-183). The following day, after consulting with Cassius about how they must do something with Caesar, Brutus speaks with his beloved wife Portia. Portia senses that Brutus is not acting the same and feels she is not telling him anything. Brutus, his stubborn self, continues saying nothing is wrong for only he if feeling ill. Portia knows it must be a secret he is holding back so she stabs herself in the thigh to show Brutus that she loves him a lot. “Giving myself a voluntary wound here, on my…show more content…
Can I bear that with patience, and not my husband’s secrets?” (Shakespeare 2. 1. 300-303). Following the day, the Ides of March, Brutus and others make their way to Caesar’s house in search of him to bring forth to the Capitol. At the Capitol, Caesar would then be stabbed thirty three times by many people; Cassius, Cinna, Decius, Casca, Metellus, and even Brutus, Caesar’s thought-to-be friend. The famous line in Julius Caesar is after all these men have finished stabbing him and all he could manage to say was, “Et tu, Brute? - Then fall Caesar!” These words are French for “even you, Brutus?” (Shakespeare 3. 1. 77). After the fall of the great Caesar, Mark Antony brings to the Capitol Caesar 's will. Brutus, Cassius, and Casca believe they shall be the one’s to take upon Caesar’s will and make changes to it. Antony then fights for his death will and keep it how it is written. “Here is the will, under Caesar 's seal. To every Roman citizen he gives, to every several man, seventy - five drachmas.” (Shakespeare 3. 1. 243-245). So with every relationship there will always be an end, whether it is by hatred,
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