Brutus did not have sufficient evidence in order to join the conspiracy and kill Julius Caesar. Brutus never knows for certain that Caesar is a threat to the Roman royalty and its people. He merely acts on suspicion and manipulative words from Cassius. Of course Brutus does not know this, but Cassius has been drafting a plan using forged letters of support in order to trick Brutus into turning his back on an old friend. The beginning to Brutus’s inner thoughts reveal that he is questionable of his ambitions, meaning that he believes that Caesar’s plan for Rome and its people is wrong, but never knowing for sure. In the beginning of Brutus’s soliloquy (Act II, Scene i, Lines 10-15), Brutus states to the audience that he has no real reason to oppose Caesar, and that he is questioning what being crowned king will do to his ambition as a leader. Brutus fears that Caesar will become a rambunctious tyrant, doing only what is best for him and ignoring the needs of the people of Rome. At this point, Caesar had not even been crowned king of Rome by the Senate, and the conspiracy group is going off of pure speculation. Caesar has shown very little, if any signs of being a maniacal leader who will only worry about his best interests. Caesar has simply been …show more content…
However, as already stated, Brutus is sticking to a plan that is similar in nature to what Caesar has already done to get to the position he is currently in. At the end of Brutus’s soliloquy (Act II, Scene i, Lines 25-34), he explains how ambition is common the downfall of a young man, and that he is bound to betray those around him once he feels the need to break free when he is not satisfied with his amount of power. Brutus is just a young man in himself, full of ambition just like Caesar. Brutus has the ability to change his ambitions just as fast as Caesar would in2 a position of such power and
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Brutus should also think more for himself which he does but he also fell into Cassius’s conspiracy very easily. The conspiracy does a good job on getting Brutus to join because he is seen high in the Roman people and they will listen to him just as much as they would listen to Caesar. Brutus decides to do this not to be the next leader but he wants what is best for the Roman people. He could care less about the fame, as long as the city of Rome is thriving Brutus is happy.
Near the beginning of act II, Brutus has a soliloquy in which he is trying to decide whether joining the conspiracy is the right thing to do. He discusses reasons for why killing Caesar may be appropriate for the current situation of him being crowned king. Brutus also reveals his thoughts about some of Caesar’s behavior and what could happen (based on human nature) if he is given power. In the end, he decides to join with the conspiracy and kill Caesar.
Although Brutus believed he was better fit for Rome than Caesar, he was not fully convinced as you can tell before he stabs Caesar. Brutus was hesitant to kill Caesar, Brutus must’ve became overwhelmed by the whole senate glaring at him and couldn’t think what to do for a while. This is relevant today in the world; kids all around the world try to stay away from drugs, negative, and etc. Their peers are the ones are who manipulate them by using peer pressuring them, just as Brutus was peer pressured by the majority of the Rome senate. Julius Caesar was astonished that Brutus was also involved in his assassination, as he said “Et tu Brutus?”
The last reason that Brutus joined the conspiracy is that Julius Caesar is weak and unfit to lead Rome. The first reason Brutus wanted to take down Caesar and join the conspiracy is that he would become too powerful to lead Rome. If he continues to prosper in taking Rome he may gain too much power and overthrow
Brutus and the senators had made a plan to kill Caesar. Even though Caesar was his friend, Brutus joins the conspiracyagainst Caesar’s life because he feels that Caesar’s death is better for Rome. Brutus did not want to allow Caesar to rise to power and turn his back onto the people of Rome. Brutus felt like Caesar was being a dictator. “Which, hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, And kill him in a shell” (2,1,33-34) Similar to how Cady, Janice and Damian made a plan to destroy Regina.
Brutus begins by saying that he doesn’t know why he should act against Caesar. He wonders if Caesar will change if he becomes king. Caesar will be the most dangerous in his highest point-- when he is named king He is afraid that when Caesar gains power, he will feel bad when he does bad things or he will not have moral Humility is what propels people, but once they get what they want, they forget what got them there.
However, I think Brutus was a patriot, therefore when Cassius offers him the option to join the plot right away, he declines because he doesn't believe Caesar deserves anything so severe. Brutus resolves to assassinate Caesar after Cassius plants the bogus papers from Rome because he doesn't want the people to be held in servitude. He didn't assassinate Caesar out of envy like the others did, but rather for the good of Rome. Because he chose to die rather than be imprisoned and spends the rest of his life feeling guilty for killing Caesar, Brutus may also appear to be a traitor. However, I do believe that he was being cowardly in certain ways despite his overall bravery.
Brutus was a noble Roman, and the conspirators knew this, and they knew they could manipulate Brutus into joining their cause. A quote that expresses this is when Cassius stated, “I know that virtue to be in you, Brutus, As well as I do know your outward favor… O, you and I have heard our fathers say There was a Brutus once that would have brooked the eternal devil to keep his state in Rome As easily as a king” (1207-1209). Brutus also had believed what he had done was noble up until his death when he said, “Caesar, now be still. I killed not thee with half so good a will”(1285). The quote proves how he still thought he killed Caesar
(II, 10-15) Brutus says the conspiracy is nothing personal towards Caesar. Similarly, Brutus sincerely believes that evil may come rather than the good that may come from Caesar, once he gets full power of Rome. Furthermore, they were both true friends, but Brutus thought the decision of killing Caesar was necessary to free Rome from Caesar's tyranny.
Brutus began the plan against Caesar because he thought Caesar was a threat to the Roman Republic. Brutus is a man of strong principles who values honor and civic duty above personal gain. He feared that if Caesar became emperor, the republic would go downhill, and the Romans would lose their freedom. Brutus played an important role in Caesar’s murder. “ The fault, dear Brutus is in our
“The lowliness is young, ambitious ladder, whereto the climber - upward turns his face;But when he once attains the upmost round, He then into the ladder turns his back,” (II, ii, 22-25). He also states that Caesar is too ambitious, but that gives no proof that Caesar will lead to tyranny. Having ambition could of been a good thing. Too bad, the conspirators only thought of it as being bad instead of looking at the other side. Brutus and all the conspirators are only going off of what they think will happen, when really they have no
Brutus believes that Caesar will do more harm than good to the people, and reap benefits for himself. Brutus has already said this, but had said it in his own words, (II, i, 12-14). He has no clue if Caesar will use his power for the good and betterment for the people, or use it for his own needs and other
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 talking to the conspirators Brutus was going back and forth think if he should help the conspirators kill Julius Caesar. He was going back and forth because he was thinking of the power he could have and could rule Rome. The reason behind Brutus killing Caesar was for the better of Rome. If Brutus would not have killed Caesar, Rome would have turned into a dictatorship, and in turn it would have ruined Rome and all of its people. Brutus did not kill Julius just for the power to rule Rome, he killed Julius to save Rome from Caesar’s dictatorship.
My last reason why I think Caesar would not be a good leader is that he is warned multiple times that he is going to be killed but he's to power hungry to listen to them. “And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg which hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, and kill him in the shell” ( II, i, 32-34 ). This quote from the book really expresses how why they need to form the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar and that they needed to act fast. It states that he is like a serpent’s egg and that they needed to kill it while it's yet to hatch. Caesar is yet to be crowned emperor, so the conspiracy needs to act before he is crowned or they can't do a