Brutus and the senators had made a plan to kill Caesar. Even though Caesar was his friend, Brutus joins the conspiracyagainst Caesar’s life because he feels that Caesar’s death is better for Rome. Brutus did not want to allow Caesar to rise to power and turn his back onto the people of Rome. Brutus felt like Caesar was being a dictator. “Which, hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, And kill him in a shell” (2,1,33-34) Similar to how Cady, Janice and Damian made a plan to destroy Regina.
Brutus is not only popular with the people of Rome, but with Julius himself. Cassius himself said “Caesar doth bear me hard, but he loves Brutus.” This could mean several things, but I interpreted it as Caesar trusts Brutus to some degree. This would make it easier for Brutus to get close near Caesar to commit the act; no-one would stop him or suspect him. Brutus being part of the conspiracy shows the citizens of Rome can see that Julius Caesar is disliked not only by his opponents but by his own people too.
“Death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.” In 44 BC Julius Caesar comes to power and names himself “dictator of life” as the new leader of Rome. Many believed he should not become king so a conspiracy arose to not only overthrow him as leader but to kill him. Four men became leaders of the conspiracy which were a mix of enemies and friends of Julius. After careful considerations, they began to assemble a plan to attack Caesar.
Meanwhile, Cassius and Brutus get into a big argument at their first meeting after the funeral. Cassius has been accepting bribes on the side. On the other hand, the only reason Brutus agreed to join the conspiracy was that he believed killing Caesar was for the greater good. The two enemy factions exchange some words, and Brutus claims he's not a traitor. During the fight, Cassius kills himself over a misunderstanding, which he thought his friend Titinius had been overtaken by enemy hordes.
Should Caesar have been assassinated? The people of Rome liked him and chose him as dictator and the only reason it happened was because the senate thought he wanted to be king when he was barely a dictator. Think about it if the people of Rome chose he isn't he more like a president. Therefore the assassination of Caesar was not justified for these and the other reasons that he was compassionate, helpful, and grew Rome.
“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.
2nd point: Another huge reason why Brutus shouldn’t be punished is because he was tricked by Cassius in to thinking that the people thought Caesar was ambition. This can also be seen as a good thing on the bright side because this shows Brutus devotion to Rome and that he would betray his best friend for the good of
When Brutus was talking to the conspirators Brutus was going back and forth think if he should help the conspirators kill Julius Caesar. He was going back and forth because he was thinking of the power he could have and could rule Rome. The reason behind Brutus killing Caesar was for the better of Rome. If Brutus would not have killed Caesar, Rome would have turned into a dictatorship, and in turn it would have ruined Rome and all of its people. Brutus did not kill Julius just for the power to rule Rome, he killed Julius to save Rome from Caesar’s dictatorship.
For Brutus to align himself with a conspiracy is a necessary part of keeping Rome an ideal republic. Whether or not Cassius is the ideal conspirator is another story. Bloodshed is an inevitable part of life. When dictators try and change an ideal republic to a dictatorship, something drastic has to be done to keep the republic ideal. Brutus did what he had to do.
The conspirators long thought out plan came to end when Antony started an uproar. He starts to say that he is only there to bury him not praise him, but I think we all know he had other motives. The conspirators reasons for killing Caesar were because he was too ambitious. If you barely knew Caesar you would think this is true. However a very dear friend of Caesar points out some very valid reasons as to why this accusation is false.
However, he does not know that they have only joined for selfish reasons. Brutus is the only Conspirator that is truly justified, because he spent so long trying to find the best solution for everyone, where everyone else just joined out of spite. Once the deed is done, the people of Rome become terrified of the Conspirators, until Brutus proves his own justified reasons for killing Caesar (III, ii, 24-26). Brutus chose his actions in a justified manner, that set him apart from the other characters from this
(3.1.77). Caesar felt betrayed by Brutus, and couldn’t believe Brutus would betray him, especially where the end result is murder. This scene is a huge factor that leads to the destruction of Brutus. Caesar’s friend, Antony, spoke to the public following Brutus’ speech about how he only murdered Caesar for the god of Rome. Antony’s speech persuaded the public to turn on the conspirators, namely Cassius and Brutus, who in turn flee from
At the funeral oration, Mark Antony, an ally of Julius Caesar, argue with Brutus about the justification of Caesar’s death. Throughout the story, there are many arguments and persuasions
I think that Caesar did not deserve to be murdered for the fact that he had a different view than other people. In (act II,scene 1,line 32-34) the text says “And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg which,hatched,would as his kind grow mischievous and kill him in the shell.” This text is saying that he is evil and should be killed. Conspirators should not have killed Caesar. Just because someone has different views and opinions that you don't like you can't murder them for that.
During the meeting with the Conspirators at his home, Brutus says to them, “No, not an oath” (II.i.125) because “what other oath” is better “than honesty to honesty engaged” (II.i.137-138). Brutus believes they do not need to pledge an oath because he already thinks they are loyal to Rome and that none of them will “palter”. Even before getting to know the rest of the conspirators, he already assumes that they are all there to plan the assassination of Caesar in order to make Rome a better place. All the conspirators, excluding Brutus, have a personal reason on why they want to kill Caesar, whether it is out of envy or pure hatred, but Brutus does not see that they harbor strong resentment towards Caesar. When the conspirators were talking about killing Caesar, Cassius brings up that they should kill Antony too, but Brutus dismisses that notion by claiming that “Antony is but a limb of Caesar” (II.i.179).