One of them is Brutus could be tracked down and executed for killing Caesar. Though it would help the people of Rome Brutus doesn't want to die because of his actions. All of Caesar's guards would hunt down Brutus and assassinate him for killing who they thought was a great
However, he himself disproves his reasoning to Kill Caesar. In his soliloquy, where brutus gives his reasoning to why he wants kill Caesar, Brutus states “ I know no personal reason to spurn him/ but for the general. He would be crowned. /How that may change his nature….. It
Ultimately, Brutus just wishes to keep Rome safe, as a result of this he must eliminate a threat- Caesar and his rule. With all things considered, Brutus’s loyalty to Rome made him betray and kill Caesar, for he feared the damage Caesar’s rule would cause to the country where Brutus’ loyalty lies. While many see Caesar’s assassination as a betrayal, it should be seen as an act of patriotism. Brutus practiced all his actions with good intentions and a goal of protecting Rome. After reading into both sides and even though some readers can’t see past the assassination, Brutus truly saw his actions as pure
In the story Caesar is to be king of Rome, Brutus plans to kill Caesar for he says that if Caesar were to become king all of the people in Rome would become slaves, although Caesar is Brutus most loved person. Anthony also considers Caesar as his most love person and there doesn’t want Caesar to die. Anthony won the overall fight of speech because of why Brutus betrayed Caesar, what his own thoughts of Brutus reasons were, and what Anthony thought on Caesar’s death himself. Anthony’s speech is more effective than Brutus for the fact that Anthony explained that he never betrayed Caesar like Brutus did, Brutus betrayed Caesar by killing him for the fact that he loved Rome more.
Brutus spoke of Caesar as his friend who was too ambitious for his own good, while Antony questioned Brutus' words and made everyone else consider his words too. Brutus explains "As Caesar loved me, I weep for him." Brutus still considered Caesar a friend and is distraught by his death. But he also knew Caesar was too powerful for his own good and could only be stopped by one way. In Antony's speech, he exclaims "He was my friend, faithful and just to me."
Brutus was a gentle and honest man who killed caesar for the right reasons and not just so he would have a greater shot at becoming the king of rome. He would have rather watched himself die a thousand deaths than to watch his city in peril. Cassius helped talk Brutus into killing Caesar over jealousy. Brutus only went along with the idea because he knew that Caesar was an improper ruler for rome and its people. Brutus put his city and its people n front of him and that was his tragic flaw.
This was a unique way to bring Caesar’s character back into the story and get a message to Brutus. Although Brutus was not expecting it, he got the message. In conclusion, there are many different traits showing Brutus as a tragic hero. Brutus had to make a life-changing decision when he killed Caesar and he also made a very important choice when he let Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral. He had to learn from this choice and see what he did wrong.
Lastly he thinks that Caesar is rude and arrogant towards others. In act ii Brutus makes a claim that supports his reason for murdering Caesar by stating “And for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general”(II, i, 10-12). In this sentence Brutus is using a form of pathos. This is considered pathos because he is saying Caesar should be killed for the people of Rome. From this statement it can be interpreted that Brutus joined the conspiracy for the needs of the people.
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. 21-23) Brutus justified the killing by saying it was for the good of Rome, meaning that it was necessary to happen to ensure the success of Rome. Brutus wanted more power by persuading the people of Rome to be on his side by blocking out the remembrance of
Brutus tells the crowd to keep his honor and reputation in mind while they judge that he has to say. Honor makes him respectable, credible, and worthy of the audience’s trust, so they are manipulated. Ethos is used again toward the end of his speech. After explaining why he betrayed Caesar, Brutus tells the crowd, “With this I depart,-- that, as I slew my best lover / for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself, / when it shall please my country to need my death” (III.ii. 46-48).