These two quotes also portray his change of thought between acts 1 and 5. In the start Brutus refuses to fall for Cassius ' persuasion; he claims he loves Caesar and would not turn against him. He would, however, listen to Cassius ' reasoning. Soon he made up his mind ' Caesar must be killed. After a short time, Antony convinced the plebeians Caesar was a good man who must be avenged and Brutus was named a murderer.
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. The reason that the conspiracy doesn't want Caesar to be king because they think he will be a terrible leader and they are jealous. Brutus should be happy that one of his friends is going to be king but instead he is jealous. Brutus is scared that Caesar is going to be a horrible king. How would he be any better though?
He came to the conclusion that killing Caesar was the right thing to do, not just for himself but for the public’s greater good. His reasoning is because he believes that if Caesar is ruler, than everyone would become slaves to him. Brutus says in Act V, “I found no man but he was true to me. I shall have glory by this losing day more than Octavius and Mark Antony by this vile conquest shall attain unto.” Brutus calls his own time of death because he sees Octavius and Antony’s victory as Rome’s freedom being stripped. Brutus accepts his death with honor because he believes killing himself rather than his enemies killing him is honorable/loyal.
“The fault dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves." In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, many would argue if Brutus was betrayal to his dear friend Caesar or if he was a patriot only sticking up for his country. Being one of Caesar's best and most loyal friends he decided to be unfaithful to him and killed him anyways. However, the reason Brutus decided to kill him was for the sake of Rome, not just himself. The reason Brutus is a patriot and not a betrayer to Caesar is because all of his actions were for the sake and admiration for his country and his countries citizens and he would do anything for it , even if it meant kill his best friend.
Caesar most likely would have become one of the most prosperous leaders of Rome. If Antony was also killed like Cassius wanted I believe Cassius would have started a rise to power that would lead to everything he said he was trying to prevent. Overall Cassius did more bad then good he manipulated his friends, allies he killed someone he said he loved, he lied to get revenge, and he killed out of greed. Brutus said he asked for money from Cassius to pay for his troops when you are about to go to war you do not help pay for an allies troops when they need it. You also don’t lash out and say you are better than your ally when you should be planning for the pressing battle.
He did not love the “forced Union” and thought that by killing Lincoln, he would be doing well for the country. In his last diary entry, he wrote, “This forced Union is not what I have loved. I care not what becomes of me.” What he meant was that he did not care what would happen to him. He just thought that he would be benefiting the South by killing the President. In conclusion, there were several reasons John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln.
In conclusion, was Brutus a betrayer or a patriot? Brutus was a betrayer because he is a liar and a killer. Brutus could have done anything else instead of killing Caesar for the sake of Rome. Caesar was Brutus’s friend but, Brutus was manipulated into thinking that Caesar was a horrible king that had to be stopped. If Brutus was Caesar’s friend he would have never killed him.
Cassius influenced Brutus to conspire against Caesar by stating, Caesar “is now become a god… and his name has been sounded more than [Brutus’s]” (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 118-145-6). Cassius’s arguments convinced Brutus in proving Caesar's murder would be just, but Caesar’s death is unjust because he is being murdered out of Brutus and Cassius’s jealousy. Both of the individuals are envious of the power that Caesar is being given by the people of Rome and want to end his life before they will lose their own power in the senate after Caesar becomes king. Brutus’ naive mind was easily convinced by Cassius that Caesar was not the best choice to assume the Roman throne because he would not listen to their political thoughts. Individuals, such as Cassius and Brutus, in the senate were afraid of having their power decreased because Caesar, as Brutus states, is an “unhatched serpent’s egg” (Act 2, Scene 1, Line 33).
However I absolutely disagree with this statement. Brutus was not noble because of the foolish and weak decisions that he has made, such as deciding to betray caesar without any logical reasons whatsoever. To begin, Brutus didn't have any sound reasons to kill Julius Caesar. In the play Brutus constantly claims that if Caesar becomes king of Rome, he would become ambitious and make all Romans his slaves . However, he himself disproves his reasoning to Kill Caesar.
Montag killed Beatty he thought what he was doing was right. Montag was justified for killing Beatty because he thought he was protecting himself and Faber, Beatty had to die for society to change, and Beatty wanted to die. Montags anger towards Beatty may have persuaded his decisions and made him do what he did to Beatty. In the event that Montag killed Beatty, he was justified because he was protecting Faber and himself. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury explains that Beatty kept pushing Montag’s limits.