He said, “I am his first-born son, that was the last” which means he will take over Rome and be great Roman Emperor. He only got the spot because Titus said he was getting too old, so Saturninus offers him to wife his daughter Lavinia, making her Empress of Rome. Titus agrees to the offer only to have it declared when Bassianus; Saturninus brother; claiming him and Lavinia are in love. Titus killed his kid because he was disrespecting him. They have a feast all together by the end of act one.
Plot: In this last scene, Lucius arrives to Titus house and hands over Aaron to Marcus. Then there arrives Saturninus and Tamora. Here Titus kills his own daughter Lavina after telling the story of how a father killed his daughter who has been raped to the guests. When Saturninus asks Titus who raped Lavina, then he reveals the name of Tamora son after Tamora took the first bite of human pie which was of her ow sons and then Titus stabs Tamora. Then the scene is followed by Saturninus killing Titus and Lucius Killing Saturninus.
Titus bakes Tamora’s sons for Lavinia, Lavinia was being raped for the sacrificed murder of Alarbus, Alarbus was killed by Titus … what for? Because there are no obvious reasons for the Alarbus murder, Titus sacrifices it – he makes it a ritual, religious murder. According to Noble, by doing that Shakespeare combines his political views with the body discourses. In particular, by using a medical discourse, Shakespeare “lays open for interpretation the troubling paradoxes of his own culture”(701). It appears that Noble sees Titus as the play where Shakespeare expertly manipulated between the medical consumption of human flesh and barbaric cannibalize actions.
This can be found in where he is manipulated into thinking that killing Caesar is for the betterment of the Rome. Cassius states “ Now is it Rome indeed, and room enough, When there is in it but only one man, (I,ii)” Brutus was tricked into thinking that Caesar was the root of the fall of Rome and that the only way to save Rome was to kill Caesar. Cassius used this manipulation strategy many times that way it would stick in his head. Cassius said “ I was born free as Caesar; so were you:We both have fed as well, and we can both (I,ii)” In the Tragedy of Julius Caesar Brutus through his major flaws is the Tragic Hero. He had many flaws such as, being gullible and poor decision making skills.
Every action Brutus took was for the good of Rome. When Brutus agrees to take part in the assassination of Caesar, he does it “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” Brutus also refused to kill Marc Antony, as, in their cause, the conspirators were to be “sacrificers but not butchers.” In the end, even Marc Antony and Octavius ultimately come to the realization that “[Brutus] was the noblest Roman of them all. / All the conspirators save only he/ Did that they did in envy of Great Caesar.” All things considered, the only fault one might be able to find in Brutus now is that he did not seek alternatives to the assassination of Julius Caesar, but, in that he acted on his conviction of how Caesar could turn Rome into a dictatorship, and, that is what distinguishes him as a patriot. Otherwise, had Brutus acted out of jealousy or a personal vendetta, then he would be a traitor. Actions alone do not determine who or what a person is; it is the reason behind those actions that make or break a
During the meeting with the Conspirators at his home, Brutus says to them, “No, not an oath” (II.i.125) because “what other oath” is better “than honesty to honesty engaged” (II.i.137-138). Brutus believes they do not need to pledge an oath because he already thinks they are loyal to Rome and that none of them will “palter”. Even before getting to know the rest of the conspirators, he already assumes that they are all there to plan the assassination of Caesar in order to make Rome a better place. All the conspirators, excluding Brutus, have a personal reason on why they want to kill Caesar, whether it is out of envy or pure hatred, but Brutus does not see that they harbor strong resentment towards Caesar. When the conspirators were talking about killing Caesar, Cassius brings up that they should kill Antony too, but Brutus dismisses that notion by claiming that “Antony is but a limb of Caesar” (II.i.179).
Even though Antony becomes a leader by chance, he still becomes thirsty for power as a result of his loyalty to Caesar. Possibly because Caesar wanted total domination, he unknowingly passed on the trait to his incognizant follower Antony, who now has supremacy engraved in his brain. Although Brutus bears noble and idealistic notions, his conviction also makes him foolish. “To think that or our cause or our performance did need an oath when every drop of blood that every Roman bears, and nobly bears, is guilty of a several bastardy if he do break the smallest particle of any promise that hath passed from him” (II i 135). In this scene, Brutus trusts the conspirators not to spill the secret, so much that he refuses to let them swear an oath.
Brutus’s tragic flaw is that he is far too noble and trusting. In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus is commonly known as the most honorable Roman, but he is often seen as foolish as he never questions the immoral act of killing someone just because a friend suggest it. He is so exceptionally noble that he wouldn’t think twice about killing all of the commonwealth if he knew it would be for the good of Rome. Being approached by friends and “random citizens” alike of what to do about Caesar’s upcoming power, Brutus immediately feels the need to act. So forth, his nobility and trusting nature lead to mistaken action without question.
Your friend or your country, this decision is burdensome and a choice that Brutus needed to make. In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, readers are confused about Brutus being a patriot or a traitor. Brutus most certainly is a patriot considering even Antony said that he truly had good intentions. Although this may be true, some people view Brutus as a traitor due to him killing Caesar, claiming he was ambitious and Antony easily disproved this. Contrary of what some people think, Brutus is a patriot because he killed Caesar to free Rome from his rule, Antony even stated that he did not act out of jealousy and was noble.
Portia exclaims, “Portia is Brutus' harlot, not his wife,” (2.1.310) this is her saying that if she, Portia, can not learn of her husband’s aim, she is not a wife, but another prostitute. Portia is honorable because she believes it was her fault she couldn’t stop Brutus from joining the conspiracy, and it was too late by the time she found out. Instead, Portia commits suicide, by swallowing fire coals. This is obviously honorable at that time, due to having the courage of suicide, not to mention the method of hot coals. “ No, my Brutus.