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.
People complain that Brutus is just as bad as Caesar, yet Brutus does it for justice of the people. While others explain that the Roman empire will fall due to Brutus’s actions, others will say that he has a high respect of the citizens, and the citizens would know he did the deed for the better good. While some may bicker about Brutus making predictions about the future, he is simply trying to prevent tyranny to get ahold of Rome and the empire. Brutus is the perfect example of anyone in the world, who wants to do the better good for everyone. Should Brutus join the conspiracy against Caesar?
This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him. In addition, his thoughts and conflicts refer to his idea that if Caesar becomes king, that he will end up harming or endangering Rome. Brutus believes killing Caesar, results to the only solution to help and protect Rome, which relates back to his conflict. Overall, Brutus’ internal conflict involves deciding to kill Caesar, or not, because he does not necessarily want to kill Caesar, but sees it as the only way to protect Rome and its people. His love for Rome and the Roman people proves greater than his love for Caesar, who he somewhat looks to as a friend.
One’s integrity represents their true character, and treason shows lack of trust and allegiance. Brutus turns to an entirely different person than he used to be, after he murders Caesar. Clearly, he lacks core values as a respected man. In Act 4, Scene 3, Brutus defends his actions and attempts to justify his sin: “Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake?” Although Brutus was good friends with Caesar, he seems to disregard all of it. He knows he is under scrutiny and is willing to forgo his entire past because of his misdeed.
However, he himself disproves his reasoning to Kill Caesar. In his soliloquy, where brutus gives his reasoning to why he wants kill Caesar, Brutus states “ I know no personal reason to spurn him/ but for the general. He would be crowned. /How that may change his nature….. It
“We shall be call’d purgers, not murderers. And for Mark Antony, think not of him, for he can do no more than Caesar’s arm when Caesar’s head is off.” (Shakespeare 2.1-187-190) Brutus completely ignores Cassius’s plan and takes matters into his own hands by disregarding the power of Antony. He wants power because of how he did not ask Cassius for permission by ignoring Cassius’s warning. The third time Brutus tried to gain more power was after he killed Caesar and was giving a speech to Roman citizens and in it he tried to persuade the roman’s the killing was justified. Brutus implied,“If then that demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” (Shakespeare 3.2.
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, a horrendous crime took place, in Act three Scene 1. Julius Caesar was killed by the conspirators. After his murder Antony, fearing for his life sympathized with the conspirators, but he became determined to prove they were criminals. The great and “honourable” Brutus and Cassius, talk to the crowd of plebeians, to announce the death of Caesar and to justify the terrible crime. Antony gave Caesar 's funeral speech, was not involved in the murder, but he declared loyalty to the murderers, but he still remained loyal to Caesar.
Montag did was he thought was right according to him because Montag thought that he was protecting himself and Faber, killing him to give society a chance to change, and because Beatty did not want to live anymore. This could relate to our society now days with what our thoughts are with situations and decisions being morally right or wrong. People have different a different view and perspective on certain things but Montag’s view on this situation was that he needed to kill Beatty for many different
Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son. Yet there was still hope that Macbeth would learn to turn back from these ways, as he had still felt guilt after Banquo’s murder, but he did not. He had only become worse as he became entirely corrupt. Spilling blood, and turning against those who had once praised him. It had gone to the point where his own army only followed him as it was their duty and not because they truly respected and honored
Brutus used pathos, and this is shown through him saying “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more”(III.ii.22-23). Brutus wanted to appeal to the Plebeians sense of patriotism. If he made them understand that he killed Caesar for the good of Rome, for the good of them, then they will understand that the assassination was needed and not done cold-heartedly out of hate. Brutus also used pathos by saying, “As I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself when it shall please my country to need my death” (III.ii.46-48). Brutus wanted the Plebeians to know that he truly, truly loved Rome.