Bold. Loyal. Heroic. Because, Julius Caesar had evil intentions for his country of Rome, Brutus kills his best friend for the sake of his country. Even at Julius Caesar’s funeral, he shows respect to him, but shows the citizens his actions were for their own safety.
According to dictionary.com, a betrayer can be defined as a person who is unfaithful in guarding or fulfilling a promise, or committing treachery, against another person. This is a flawless characterization of Brutus in William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar”. Brutus was a senator of Rome who assassinated the future monarch, Julius Caesar. However, Brutus killed Caesar out of the love he had for his country’s wellbeing and to prevent the spread of tyranny. Conversely, the senator mislead his king into believing that he could be trusted.
Brutus in “Julius Caesar” joins the conspiracy to kill Caesar thinking of the good of the Roman people. Both Brutus and Caesar shows a bright reflection of patriotism by their deeds for the good of the Romans. Antony whereas depicts a contradictory theme of patriotism. He leaves his own force in the battle to destroy and flees with Cleopatra. This cowardice act takes place because of his blind love for Cleopatra.
In Act 1 Scene 3 of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, we experience the unfolding of the murder plot through the eyes of 4 important characters: Cassius, Casca, Cicero, and Cinna. Cassius is a power-hungry Roman senator, who has been plotting against Caesar for quite some time now. He becomes the main conspirator against Caesar and begins gathering people to help him. In this scene, he is convincing Casca that what they are doing is right and continues to unfold his plan to get Brutus to join the cause. Casca on the other hand, is a new recruit to the conspiracy.
In the speech that he gave after Caesar’s death, he managed to persuade the crowd into hating the conspirators. Antony used reverse psychology by referring to the conspirators as “honorable men,” (3.2.82-117) when he meant the opposite. He took his fate into his own hands and made sure that the conspirators paid for what they did. Cassius also has an internal locus of control because when he was trying to persuade Brutus into joining the conspiracy he concludes that, “ Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (1.2.146-148) Cassius is telling Brutus that they have to do something to stop Caesar from being king and that they control their own fate.
Subsequently, he makes an appeal to his own character by portraying his pride for his country; he forces the crowd to feel guilty if anyone opposes him is essential an enemy of Rome. On the other hand, Mark Antony’s speech tries to convince the crowd to believe that Caesar did not deserve to die and the conspirators are the real antagonist by the use of a rhetorical question. Therefore, Mark Antony used his rhetorical question to contradict Brutus’s statement that they had to kill Caesar because
Brutus attempts to sway the crowd of people toward believing that Caesar’s death was for good intentions using his honor. Antony secretly turns the crowd against the conspirators with evidence; according to Susan Hines, it is the display of Caesar’s body that successfully turns
“Men at some point are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are all underlings.” Was Caesar 's fate to be murdered, and Brutus’ to be praised for his crimes ? Brutus murdered Caesar and offended on one. Since when the victim is the bad guy and the murderer is the good guy. In JULIUS CAESAR, Marc Antony and Brutus each gave a speech after the assassination of Caesar which was lead by Cassius and Brutus. The speeches were given in front of the people of Rome.
The group wrote him letters saying that he deserved to be the king of Rome. This boosted his ego and made him want to join the conspirators. Brutus was there just to justify the reasons for the stabbing of Caesar when it was all said and done and when the people of Rome needed an explanation. He convinced the people into thinking this was for a good cause just because he was considered a good person to the people around him. Brutus was Caesar’s best friend and made him feel secure in his decisions of acting dangerous by going out when all the signs said not to.
Brutus was one, if not the only one, who helped kill Julius Caesar for reasons that were not selfish. Cassius tells Brutus that Julius was a greedy man that needed to be killed for the good of Rome. Brutus believes Cassius and gets the last blow at Julius which is the stab that ended Julius’ life. Later when Brutus finds out the truth he is angry at Cassius for lying and leading him to kill his good friend. Although Brutus did end up killing Julius Caesar but he did do it for what he thought was a good cause.