This means that he did not kill Caesar half as willingly as he kills himself. He has realised his faults so clearly that he tells Caesar, the person he killed, to rest in peace. Brutus is definitely the tragic hero in this play because of the pity we feel for his realisation of his faults and ultimately his honourable
According to dictionary.com, a betrayer can be defined as a person who is unfaithful in guarding or fulfilling a promise, or committing treachery, against another person. This is a flawless characterization of Brutus in William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar”. Brutus was a senator of Rome who assassinated the future monarch, Julius Caesar. However, Brutus killed Caesar out of the love he had for his country’s wellbeing and to prevent the spread of tyranny. Conversely, the senator mislead his king into believing that he could be trusted.
Bold. Loyal. Heroic. Because, Julius Caesar had evil intentions for his country of Rome, Brutus kills his best friend for the sake of his country. Even at Julius Caesar’s funeral, he shows respect to him, but shows the citizens his actions were for their own safety.
After a visit from Caesar's spirit came to Brutus, the audience is left to question whether it is Brutus’ conscience or an actual spirit. Brutus is left tormented by this, as he sees himself as an honorable man, now having committed the ultimate act of dishonor, killing his friend. This makes him go into shock, forcing him to begin blame everything but himself as he desperately grabs for the support his fellow conspirators had promised him, and finding that they had lied or given up. In this, Brutus shows another of his critical flaws, his hyper-inflated ego. Even when faced with the consequences of his actions, his friends dead in front of him, he chooses to rather kill himself than admit that he and his friends were wrong to assassinate Caesar.
Before Brutus dies he yells out to Cassius, “I kill’d thee with half so good of a will!” Meaning that Brutus is okay with dying because he knows that he had a good life and people will still respect him even after his death. Cassius is ambitious because when Cassius tells Brutus “we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable.” He is saying that because he wants to be like Caesar was and he is still jealous of him even though he is dead. He knows the people still respect Caesar even though he is still dead so he tries to spill out all of Caesar’s bad things he did while he was alive. Unfortunately he doesn’t get anywhere and the people end up hating him and not liking him even
According to Document A (“Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder…. Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, O god! Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder may my revenge be sweep.”) Basically his father tells him that Claudius has murdered him. Then, Hamlet tells his father that he will avenge him quickly but he doesn’t do it. I think lying to his dead father is unjust.
Although Brutus did end up killing Julius Caesar but he did do it for what he thought was a good cause. Brutus kills himself at the end because that is what he believed was honorable at the time. Romans believed that they had to kill themselves if they lost a battle, and Brutus and Cassius lost the battle pretty
The speeches that they gave determined who Rome supported, which lead to the death of one of them. Brutus and Antony use pathos, repetition, and diction to get the support of the crowd. Brutus and Antony use pathos in their speech to keep the audience focused, and attain their sympathy. Towards the end of his speech, Brutus proclaims, “With this, I depart, that, 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.” This is significant for two reasons; one, since Caesar was Brutus’ best lover, the Romans understand that it must have hurt Brutus to slay Caesar. Therefore, this appealed to their emotions and made them feel compassionate towards Brutus.
Cassius realizes how the most cowardly and catastrophic way to get revenge is in a deceitful way, and after he thinks he has lost Titinius, he realizes the magnitude of what he has done, “O, coward that I am, to live so long…” and finally asks Pindarus to use the sword that killed Caesar to end his life. This signifies how deceit never leads to
“Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell. I took thee for thy better. Take thy fortune: Thou find’st to be too busy is some danger.”(page 192 lines 36-38) In this quote he is talking to Polonius's dead body. He says he thought that he was King Claudius so he kills him without even thinking. After he kills Polonius he ends up taking his body and hiding it so his family can not give him a proper burial, which is something a crazy person would