It’s a hard decision for Brutus, because Caesar is his best friend (he just doesn’t want Caesar to be leader because he’s not going to make Rome a better place for the people). So if he wants Rome to be safe, and have a good leader, Brutus has to kill him, he has to get things done soon and fast. So finally, I believe that Caesar is to dangerous to be the person in charge of everything here. , and he doesn’t care about anyone, but himself. Brutus has the respect and honor to become the leader of Rome.
Brutus is faced with a serious decision in Act II. Brutus states, “It must be by his [Caesar] death; and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general. He would be crowned.”, and “Th’ abuse of greatness is when it when it disjoins remorse from power; and, to speak truth of Caesar. I have not known when his affections swayed more than his reason.” Brutus was faced with the decision if he should kill Caesar or let him live. 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.
Trying to take something good and spin it into his own benefit. Brutus on the other hand was only half bought in, he didn't really want to take the life of a friend even if it is for the betterment of Rome. He finally agree with Cassius’s persuasion. “It must be by his death, and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general. He would be crowned” (Act II, Scene I, Lines 10-12).
97-100). Antony gives several other examples of the exact reasons why Caesar isn’t guilty, but this is most impactful one because the people personally saw Caesar rejecting the crown therefore making it a testimony of Caesar that he could never have the traits of always trying to add to his power since he
To be a hero, one must have these qualities, and Brutus does not. Brutus did not show courage in Julius Caesar. A truly courageous person would have supported their best friend (Caesar) and given him the chance to prove himself. To be noble is to be righteous, honorable, and ethical. While some may argue that Brutus embodies these qualities, Brutus allowed flattery and ambition to corrupt his ideas.
All great leaders need to have the confidence and determination to speak their minds and effectively guide a group. However, many confident leaders allow their confidence and determination to become arrogance and an inability to compromise. This kind of mental inflexibility can ruin an otherwise great leader, because communication, compromise, and team work are essential to a good leadership. President Gerald Ford once said, “Compromise is the oil that makes governments go,” and mental inflexibility, or stubbornness, prevent the possibility of compromise. One of the best examples of the effects of an inflexible mind set is Julius Caesar.
It is clear to see here that Brutus was justified in killing Caesar because his intentions are good. Another example is when Brutus is asked to join the assassins, and he says “If these be motives weak, break off betimes, And every man hence to his idle bed; so let high-sighted tyranny range on” (JC 2.1.121-123). A clearer version of what he is saying, is that it is the duty of every Roman man to prevent tyranny from surviving. He also states that if the man’s intentions are not good, then they should not participate in the execution of the task. This is directed towards some of the other assassins because he knew many of them had poor intentions.
Artemidorus’ petition would have told Caesar who every conspirator was and potentially saved his life, but he did not read it. Artemidorus was trying to do Caesar a favor and save his life, but Caesar shows arrogance and does not accept his favor therefore showing his arrogance. Overall, Caesar’s taking or not taking of chances leads to his demise and shows his arrogant
Having to choose between his loyalty to Rome and his loyalty to his close friend, Brutus shows what is more important to him by finally killing Caesar. In Act I, Brutus tells Cassius, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people/Choose Caesar for their king” (Shakespeare I.ii.85-86). Brutus fears that Caesar will be crowned king, which contradicts the values of the Roman Republic. And after some persuading from the conspirators and Cassius, Brutus finally joins in on the act to kill Caesar before he can do any damage to Rome.
Laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” (No Fear Shakespeare) but that just gave him more confidence to be on the throne. The third prophecy said, “Banquo, although he shall not himself rule in Scotland, will be father to future generations of kings. Immediately” (Macbeth). Macbeth’s ambition growth, when he found out so he sent the murders to kill Banquo and Fleance his son to keep them from getting the crown. The forth prophecy said, “Be lion-mettled, proud, and take no care who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are.
Brutus is undecided about killing Caesar because he doesn’t want to betray him, but he knows he has to do it for Rome. Antony was afraid they would kill him too, because Antony was close to Caesar. Calphurnia tries to keep Caesar home from the capitol because she knows something bad is going to happen if he goes. Decius convinces him to go, he says they had misinterpreted the signs and that it means that Caesar will be able to provide for all of Rome. Cassius writes Brutus a bunch of letters, making it seem like different people want him to be a leader instead of Caesar.