One example that helps lead up to Brutus’s betrayal of Caesar in the play is “ Why are they shouting? “I’m afraid the people have made Caesar their king (Brutus)… I have to assume you don’t want him to be king.(Cassius)... I don’t, Cassius, though I love Caesar very much… If it’s for the good of all Romans, I’d do it even if it meant my death. Brutus(1.2.85-89. ).” This quote shows that Brutus is considering betraying his best friend.
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.
Your friend or your country, this decision is burdensome and a choice that Brutus needed to make. In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, readers are confused about Brutus being a patriot or a traitor. Brutus most certainly is a patriot considering even Antony said that he truly had good intentions. Although this may be true, some people view Brutus as a traitor due to him killing Caesar, claiming he was ambitious and Antony easily disproved this. Contrary of what some people think, Brutus is a patriot because he killed Caesar to free Rome from his rule, Antony even stated that he did not act out of jealousy and was noble.
Having to choose between his loyalty to Rome and his loyalty to his close friend, Brutus shows what is more important to him by finally killing Caesar. In Act I, Brutus tells Cassius, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people/Choose Caesar for their king” (Shakespeare I.ii.85-86). Brutus fears that Caesar will be crowned king, which contradicts the values of the Roman Republic. And after some persuading from the conspirators and Cassius, Brutus finally joins in on the act to kill Caesar before he can do any damage to Rome.
Mark Antony states that Julius Caesar loved Rome very much ‘He hath brought many captives home to Rome.” He also says, “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept.” Those are two reasons why Caesar was not ambitions to the people of Rome. It’s true that Brutus and Cassius both wanted Caesar dead because of his ambition. Brutus says that, “There is tears, for his love;
Brutus’ and Antony’s speeches to the Roman people and how it influenced the rest of the play and characters. This will explain whether they used rhetorical devices and because how they used them lead to how the play ended. Brutus used logos and pathos to show the people of Rome that Caesar was an ambitious ruler. For example, Brutus asks the crowd, “Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar
Jesus Christ was a religious teacher and prophet, and Julius Caesar was a dictator. Also, Jesus was betrayed by one person but Julius Caesar was killed many people, Brutus and conspirators. Brutus and Judas are different for they betrayed their friends for different reasons. Such as, Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, from avarice, but Brutus killed Julius Caesar for he feared Julius Caesar’s ambition and the possibility of Caesar becoming a dictator. To add, Brutus loved Julius Caesar, Brutus states, “If there be any in this assembly, any dear friends of Caesar’s, to him I say that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his.
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.