Julius Caesar Argumentative Essay

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In the song” Fixer-Upper” from Disney’s 2013 Frozen, one line stands out: “People make bad choices if they’re mad or scared or stressed” (Becke and Lopez). Brutus truly worried for the future of Rome, and he acted on that. Some may call him a traitor, because he did directly murder Caesar, without consulting other options, and his stab was “the most unkindest of them all.” However, in that Brutus “killed not thee with half so good a will” (Crowther) as he killed himself, Brutus can only be called a patriot. Killing a close friend is a acutely steep offense, and Brutus did just that, seemingly without consulting other options. Instead of assassinating his friend, a wiser step would have been to discuss Caesar’s motives with Caesar. After all, …show more content…

Every action Brutus took was for the good of Rome. When Brutus agrees to take part in the assassination of Caesar, he does it “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” Brutus also refused to kill Marc Antony, as, in their cause, the conspirators were to be “sacrificers but not butchers.” In the end, even Marc Antony and Octavius ultimately come to the realization that “[Brutus] was the noblest Roman of them all. / All the conspirators save only he/ Did that they did in envy of Great Caesar.” All things considered, the only fault one might be able to find in Brutus now is that he did not seek alternatives to the assassination of Julius Caesar, but, in that he acted on his conviction of how Caesar could turn Rome into a dictatorship, and, that is what distinguishes him as a patriot. Otherwise, had Brutus acted out of jealousy or a personal vendetta, then he would be a traitor. Actions alone do not determine who or what a person is; it is the reason behind those actions that make or break a

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