Is Brutus A Hero Or A Traitor

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One reason I believe that Brutus is a traitor is how he betrayed the people of Rome by killing Caesar. A common counterargument is that Brutus thought that what he was doing was for the betterment of Rome. However, the people wanted Caesar, as can be seen when they leave their work to celebrate him, as in this quote: “But indeed, sir, we make holiday to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph,” and whether or not Caesar was better for the people of Rome, killing Caesar was a betrayal of the will of the Romans. A similar argument is that by trying to explain to the Roman people why he did what he did, he showed how much he truly loved the Roman people. However, whether Brutus loved the Roman people or not, the murder of Caesar was still an act of treachery, as the Roman people wanted him as their ruler. While it may have merely been the fickleness of the crowd that allowed Caesar to become so popular, if it was the fickleness of the crowd that made him popular, then by the fickleness he should have become the ruler of Rome.…show more content…
The Romans showed their love for Caesar in many places, and other characters show their fear of his popularity, with Brutus saying: ”Why are they shouting? I’m afraid the people have made Caesar their king.” Whether or not Caesar would have been a good leader, Rome chose him, and it should have been the right of the people to make the decision, no matter how bad the outcome could have been. For Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators to interfere was a great betrayal of Rome’s
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