Another example is in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar when Brutus joins the conspirators in killing Caesar, he betrayed Caesar for the good of the Republic of Rome. Those were examples of good betrayal, but their are also bad betrayals that were very uncalled for. Part of the reason why
Caesar’s last words speak, “Et tu, Bruté?—Then fall, Caesar) Shakespeare (III.i.85). Seeing the person betrayal from Brutus stabbing him last, Caesar is distressed by the fact that even one of his closest friends tried to kill him. Although Brutus loves Caesar and is a close friend of his, he decides that Rome is more important and that Caesar is unsuitable to be a king. If Brutus cared about his personal loyalty more, he would have told Caesar that the conspirators were trying to kill him or at least he would not have killed him. However, that is not the case, and it is obvious that Brutus’s heart and concerns go to his beloved city, Rome.
Throughout the story, Brutus was one of the few characters that understood the way power could change a man. He feared that Caesar would become a tyrant with all his new power and that Rome would suffer from his rule. He states this multiple times in the story. During Caesar’s funeral, Brutus states “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more,” (JC 3.2.23). It is clear to see here that Brutus was justified in killing Caesar because his intentions are good.
Artemidorus’ petition would have told Caesar who every conspirator was and potentially saved his life, but he did not read it. Artemidorus was trying to do Caesar a favor and save his life, but Caesar shows arrogance and does not accept his favor therefore showing his arrogance. Overall, Caesar’s taking or not taking of chances leads to his demise and shows his arrogant
Brutus exclaims Caesar’s ambition shows Caesar’s ability to eventually become a tyrant. Marcus Antonius (Antony), one of Caesar’s admirers, vows revenge against the conspirators. Mark Antony’s seed of doubt leads the crowd to believe Caesar’s stabbing includes personal motives. This seed of doubt eventually leads the crowd to rebel against the conspirators. During Roman times, people widely accept rhetoric, the
Both Brutus and Cassius had a similarity into assassinating Caesar; they both were afraid that Caesar would rise too much in power, feel very powerful being king or becoming a tyrant ruler “I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king” (I.II.84-85). They also had some differences into assassinating Caesar; Brutus was convinced by Cassius into assassinating Caesar believing it was for the “good of Rome” while Cassius did it because he was much jealous of Caesar into becoming King of Rome. Another similarity that both these characters share is how they died; both you could say committed suicide. At the end we could also see how both of these characters regretted assassinating Caesar because it didn’t bring Rome any good and what both had planned just didn’t go as they thought it
While some may argue that Brutus embodies these qualities, Brutus allowed flattery and ambition to corrupt his ideas. “Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that ‘Caesar’? Why should that name be sounded more than yours?” (1.2.140). Brutus allowed Cassius to talk him into killing Caesar, and believed that he should be loved and supported as much as Caesar. Brutus knew that with Caesar out of the way, he would become the people's
Joining The Conspiracy Alexis Star once said, “If your friend is the type of friend who stabs you in the back, they shouldn’t be considered a friend.” This quote relates to my topic by talking about true friends. Brutus is one of Caeser close friends and Caesar trusts Brutus. Brutus is planning on going behind Caesar's back and murduring him. There are many reasons why brutus should not join the conspiracy. The main reasons are, Brutus could be a more terrifying leader there ever was, they might be killing one of the best leaders they could of had, what happens if there plan does not work, and the people of Rome are going to be mad.
Through lago’s manipulation, he made Othello think Desdemona was having an affair. Othello has always been loyal to Desdemona, but after being manipulated, he has second thoughts and decided to murder Desdemona. In the play “Julius Caesar,” Brutus, who was Caesar’s most trusted man, betrays him and teams up with conspirators in a plot to kill Caesar. Brutus easily was able to trick Caesar and led him to his killing spot. Once you trust someone, you don’t realize how easy
“Et tu, Brute?” Caesar uttered his last words as he witnesses Brutus stab him, “Then fall Caesar!” Brutus was that of the most trusted of Caesar. He was persuaded into political extremism which pushed him to conspire with envious senators and ultimately, participate in the brutal assassination of Caesar, who was ruthlessly stabbed 33 times, so he could become active ruler in Rome in the works of William Shakespeare derived from the play Julius Caesar. With what is being claimed, Brutus couldn’t possibly have been a honest man but a traitor. Brutus was coerced into believing Caesar was the enemy and Cassius played on his underlying beliefs. Brutus was already having problems within and seemed to be brooding.