Should Brutus join the conspiracy against Caesar? Some will say yes, and others will say no. Brutus has trusted his instincts and chose to side with the conspiracy. All of his reasons are all valid, for he wants to prevent tyranny. Secondly, he wants to do it with pride and for the civilians of Rome as he places himself lower than the lowest tier class out of respect.
“We shall be call’d purgers, not murderers. And for Mark Antony, think not of him, for he can do no more than Caesar’s arm when Caesar’s head is off.” (Shakespeare 2.1-187-190) Brutus completely ignores Cassius’s plan and takes matters into his own hands by disregarding the power of Antony. He wants power because of how he did not ask Cassius for permission by ignoring Cassius’s warning. The third time Brutus tried to gain more power was after he killed Caesar and was giving a speech to Roman citizens and in it he tried to persuade the roman’s the killing was justified. Brutus implied,“If then that demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” (Shakespeare 3.2.
Lucius Junius Brutus was an ancestor to Brutus and Brutus doesn't want to let down his ancestor by letting Caesar destroy the Republic. Everybody knows people don't want to let down their ancestors even if they're dead. Brutus is a very loyal person and knows he has to be loyal to his family's name by joining the conspiracy to kill Caesar. The letters that Cassius forged convince Brutus to join the conspiracy. The letters said they were from the people and said they don't want Caesar to become king.
Cassius realizes how the most cowardly and catastrophic way to get revenge is in a deceitful way, and after he thinks he has lost Titinius, he realizes the magnitude of what he has done, “O, coward that I am, to live so long…” and finally asks Pindarus to use the sword that killed Caesar to end his life. This signifies how deceit never leads to
Then fall, Caesar.” (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
After Ender destroys the bugger planet in the final simulation, Graff tells him the truth, that he has been killing real buggers, that the simulated games are not actually simulations. Graff’s reasoning is this: “Of course we tricked you into it. That’s the whole point, [...] It had to be a trick or you couldn’t have done it. We had to have a commander with so much empathy that he would think like the buggers, [...] So much compassion that he could win the love of his underlings [...] But somebody with that much compassion could never be the killer we needed.” (Scott Card, 342) His explanation demonstrates how he believes that sacrificing Ender’s feelings by lying to him is necessary to defeat the buggers to save humanity from possible destruction, emphasizing the theme of manipulation for the common good. They make Ender do what he hates most, hurting others, by isolating him into not trusting anybody, moulding him to the perfect commander, then tricking him into believing he was only battling simulations.
Brutus’ judgement in making this decision is not clouded by jealousy or envy of Caesar. The main reason for Brutus to join the conspiracy is Caesar’s unpredictability when he becomes king. Brutus says that when ambitious leaders get to the top they forget the common people that helped them get there (II, i, 21-26). When Brutus says that it is a common fact that leaders turn their backs on others when they reach the top, he uses logos. Contrastingly, the same statement shows ethos because Brutus is, in a sense, putting up his hand and saying that he knows best how Caesar could behave.
Consequences of Imperfections Many of the greatest leaders in the history of the world have been overthrown or usurped by anyone they had power over. These leaders were filled with arrogance, trusted the ones that killed them too much, or had another of many weaknesses that all people have. This is the case with many of the powerful characters in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Julius Caesar. One of the main players, Marcus Brutus, has several flaws that can be seen as the reason for Brutus eventual death. Shakespeare exploits Brutus’s imperfections to highlight the fatal flaws in humanity, which helps the reader see how it can lead to the downfall of any great leader or person in power.
Speeches: Brutus vs Antony Paraphrasing Brutus Speech: Main Ideas: Brutus talks about how the killing of Caesar is justified, because he wasn’t good for the romans. He also tells them why he had to kill Caesar, and why it was good for Rome to be rid of Caesar forevermore. Paraphrasing: Be patient till I speak my last word. Romans, listen to my cause, And be quiet, so you can hear. Believe me, I’m honorable, and respect me, so that you will believe.
This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him. In addition, his thoughts and conflicts refer to his idea that if Caesar becomes king, that he will end up harming or endangering Rome. Brutus believes killing Caesar, results to the only solution to help and protect Rome, which relates back to his conflict. Overall, Brutus’ internal conflict involves deciding to kill Caesar, or not, because he does not necessarily want to kill Caesar, but sees it as the only way to protect Rome and its people. His love for Rome and the Roman people proves greater than his love for Caesar, who he somewhat looks to as a friend.