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Is Brutus Caesar Honorable

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Honor in the world gives people a reason to fight for the things that they believe in. Throughout The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus has had to make many tough decisions that display the great honor within him. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare's, it is made very obvious that Brutus is an honorable man. Brutus preserves his honor by taking care of Rome’s issues with good intentions and without going too far. When Cassius wanted Antony and Caesar to fall together Brutus disagreed and said, “Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius / To cut the head off and then hack the limbs”(2.1.175-176). Brutus knows that Caesar must be taken care or in order to protect Rome but doesn’t find it necessary to kill Antony, a close…show more content…
When Brutus was talking to Cassius he said, “I love / the name of honor more than I fear death” (1.2.95-96). Honor means so much to Brutus that he would rather die than be living a life with no honor present. Brutus would kill himself if that is what he had to do in order to keep honor in the world. Brutus talks to Cassius about Caesar becoming king and mentions this, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people / Choose Caesar for their king. / I would not, Cassius, yet I love him well.” (1.2.85-86, 89). Brutus explains his fears that Caesar may love power more than Rome. Brutus loves Caesar, but would not allow him to rise to power and then turn his back on the people of Rome. What Brutus has said really goes to further prove how honorable he…show more content…
When Brutus spoke about his motives to kill Caesar he said, “As he was valiant I / honor him. But, as he was ambitious, I slew him.” (3.2.27-28). Brutus honored Caesar but saw that his ambition has the potential of being very dangerous. He thought that a danger like Caesar could not be left to grow more powerful when there is a solution to the issue now. When Brutus was speaking to the people of Rome about how he helped assassinate him, he justified it by saying, “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved / Rome more” (3.2.23-24). Even though Brutus is close to Caesar, he has to think about the city he serves first. Brutus wants to do what is best for Rome so if that means he has to harm a friend, he will do so for the greater good of the city he knows and loves. All it took was the conspirator to talk to Brutus a little bit to make him realize Caesar’s potential danger and say “That at his will he may do danger with” (2.1.18). Brutus realized the great harm Caesar could bring to Rome if the was crowned king. Although Brutus was easily persuaded by Cassius to go as far as committing a murder, Brutus did it because he thought that it was the best for Rome. Brutus does what he thinks is the absolute best for Rome which really shows his great honor and
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