Julius Caesar Selfless Quotes

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Julius Caesar is a story that most people know. It is a story of betrail, death, and revenge. Caesar was the ruler of Rome, he was said to be ambitious from a small crowd of conspirators. Then later on in the book the conspirators convince Brutus, Caesar's best friend, to rebel and kill Caesar. Brutus betrayed Caesar in a way no friend ever should, but it does not mean that he killed his best friend for no reason. In Julius Caesar, Brutus is a selfless, easy-to-manipulate, and noble man. Brutus is arguably the most selfless character in Julius Caesar. Brutus went through a lot of hard trials, one being killing his best friend. Brutus got tricked into thinking Caesar was trying to take over Rome. So, he decided to take things into his own hands and protect Rome. “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and all slaves die, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men?” (Shakespeare 3.2.21-24) This quote shows that Brutus really did love Caesar but thought that by killing Caesar, he would protect the freedom of all Roman citizens. Brutus put his friendship aside to do what he thought was right. Therefore, Brutus was very considerate and put others before himself. …show more content…

The conspirators recognized how much the Roman citizens loved Brutus. So, because of this, they did everything they could to make Brutus feel like Caesar was controlling and too ambitious. At some point, the conspirators even write fake letters to Brutus pretending to be citizens. They even go as far as doing each letter in a different handwriting. “Shall Rome stand under one man’s awe? What Rome?” (Shakespeare 2.1.52) This letter is making Brutus think that Antony is trying to control all of Rome. This touched Brutus because his ancestors fought hard to free Rome. So, Brutus felt like it was his obligation to fight for freedom just as his ancestors did. All in all, Brutus was used by the

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