Comparing Brutus And Caesar's Friendship

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If it were for the good of your country would you be able to kill your best friend? This Essay is about what could happen if this came into play, and what characteristics, it would take to do it. Caesar and Brutus lived through this, well Brutus died. Brutus and Caesar are very different people, which is why their friendship worked. At the same time they were very different, One was inverted and the other is extroverted, Their motivations differ as in power or respect. Brutus is an honorable man who respects the people of Rome and will do whatever it takes to keep the peace. When he realizes his best friend is becoming too powerful he decides to take matters into his own hands. Caesar’s Ambition had him killed by one of the most respectable…show more content…
All he wanted was in Rome to be safe and leave it at that. Caesar on the other hand, wanted recognition for every little thing he did. Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep a-nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous. (1.2.202-205) Though they differ in many ways something had to hold their friendship together. Their differences are what made them friends. Their friendship is one of the few things these two have in common. Caesar saw only the good in Brutus. Even though they may have had the same characteristics, Caesar loved them in Brutus but hated them in himself. Brutus, I do observe you now of late. “I have not from your eyes that gentleness And show of love as I was won 't to have. You bear too stubborn and too strange a hand Over your friend that loves you.”(1.2.37-53) In this essay you have learned the similarities and differences between the two friends. The motives and the fact that they do or do not like to be around a lot of people. With all of this said “If it were for the good of your country would you be able to kill your best friend?” Would you be able to do it? Would you still consider them a friend after you killed them? “According to his virtue let us use him, With all respect and rites of burial. Within my tent his bones to-night shall lie, Most like a soldier, order 'd honourably. So call the field to rest; and let 's away, To part the glories of this happy
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