How Does Brutus Obtain Power In Julius Caesar

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Brutus is a person in Julius Caesar that you would not expect to want power. His ways of trying to obtain power are less obvious than other characters. In Julius Caesar, Brutus is a friend of Caesar, but notices that Caesar is acting ambitious like that of a tyrant. Brutus realises that he, himself values the good of Rome more than Caesar. Brutus through the ways of realising danger, being leader, and persuasion tries to gain power in the great empire of Rome. In Brutus’s first attempt to fill his desire for power he sheds light on the development of Caesar’s character. Brutus addresses,“And therefore think him as a serpent's egg which hatch’d would as his kind grow mischievous, and kill him in the shell. (Shakespeare 2.1.33-35) Brutus realises the danger of Caesar by comparing to a serpent’s egg. He foreshadows the plan to…show more content…
“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. 21-23) Brutus justified the killing by saying it was for the good of Rome, meaning that it was necessary to happen to ensure the success of Rome. Brutus wanted more power by persuading the people of Rome to be on his side by blocking out the remembrance of
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