Brutus In The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

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Most individuals wish to consider themselves “noble,” as it is generally a positive quality for most humans. By being noble, a person will likely be respected by others, especially when it comes to decisions that can influence more than one person. Individuals who are considered noble usually wield a certain power or authority, especially in literature. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare utilizes the character Brutus to exemplify these qualities in an individual’s personality in order to convince that people should strive to be like Brutus, even with overly his optimistic view on life. For instance, throughout the play, Brutus displays affection for the public. One example comes from his loyalty to his nation, which creates …show more content…

However, this is not a bad thing, as this makes the character more relatable to the reader, which further encourages being like Brutus. One example of his idealistic views hurting him comes when he tells Cassius and the other conspirators, “Alas, good Cassius, do not think of him. If he love Caesar, all that he can do is to himself” (2.1.199-201). By stating this, Brutus tells Cassius that is not necessary to kill Mark Antony. This proves to be a poor decision by him, for Mark Antony later united the Romans against him and the other conspirators, though Brutus does this from this idealistic judgement. In this case, his optimism proves to be a flaw for Brutus. Another example of his idealistic view is portrayed throughout the play in the fact that he trusts the conspirators. For example, Brutus says to Cassius, “Did not great Julius bleed for justice’s sake? What villain touched his body that did stab and not for justice?” (4.3.20-23). Brutus believed wholesomely that the conspirators were planning on killing Caesar to prevent him from gaining too much power, rather than personal grievances. However, this was not the case, as most of the conspirators did not care about the Roman people nearly as much as Brutus. If Brutus had known this, like most people, he would not have sided with the conspirators. Because of these facts, Brutus’s optimism makes him a more relatable character that could be modeled in real

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