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 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
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
“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.
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.
“If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s to him I say that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer, not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” Although many people in Rome were happy that Caesar had died, Brutus still loved Caesar and promised to himself that their friendship will never die. Another reason why Brutus was not right to join the conspiracy is because Cassius had convinced Brutus that Caesar was going to make himself a monarch and turned him against his own friend by manipulating him and making Brutus the one to kill Caesar. Brutus’ flaws that he has as a character got the best of him and made it easy for Cassius to use him for the killing of Caesar.
I personally think that Julius Caesar dealt with betrayal pretty seriously. He didn’t want people to betray on him. He would rather betray on anybody if that was what it took for him to stand his ground as the dictator of Rome. An example of how he dealt with the betrayal is that he made sure the safety of him and his wife were at 100% after killing the other deceased king Pompey. He wanted to make sure that no one of the followers of Pompey would rebel on Caesar's victory.
Idealistic Brutus misplaces his trust on his army and the conspirators. Manipulated, Brutus joins into the conspiracy without knowing the hidden intentions. By the time conspirators had brief meeting at Brutus’s house before the plan, Brutus addresses that “they are all welcome” (2.1.97) and shakes hands with the conspirators without any doubt. He misplaces his trust on the conspirators thinking that everyone share same purpose and intention. After the death of Caesar and Antony’s funeral speech, Brutus and Cassius run away from Rome and set up a camp where they can fight against the army of Antony.
Many people believe that Brutus’s actions greatly affected the development of the play, Julius Caesar. They also debate on what motivated him to make those choices in contrast to what motivations Cassius had. Brutus was not correct in joining the conspiracy against Caesar, he was manipulated into joining by Cassius. His motivations were pure, while Cassius was fueled by greed and yearning for money and power. Most agree that Brutus’s motivations were very noble, which could be considered the opposite of Cassius’s.