The story of Julius Caesar was written by William Shakespeare, starts of with a successful leader of Rome named Caesar who wants to be an invincible ruler of his country. Then being warned “Beware the ides of March” by a Soothsayer, which then comes true, Caesar gets assassinated by his best Friend, Marcus Brutus, who is a person that puts his honor more than anything else. Brutus kills his best friend thinking it was for the good of Rome that it was the honorable thing to do because the conspirators persuaded him that, Caesar can 't rule and he is soon to be a tyrant. Caesar’s adopted son (Octavius) and his other friend Marc Antony decided to start a war with the Conspirators and Brutus, which then at the end all the Conspirators die and
Joyce Maynard once said, “ a person who deserves my loyalty receives it”. Maynard explains that a person shall earn loyalty from another individual by expressing their actions and commitment. In act one, Brutus has a choice on whether he wants to join the conspiracy or tell Caesar about the evil plan that’s bestowed upon him. In act two, he finally commits to the group and the members begin to design their strategy to assassinate Julius. Brutus did the right thing in joining the conspiracy because he’s loyal to the people of Rome, he believes that Julius will become corrupt and forget about the people, and he believes that Caesar is arrogant towards others.
The Conspirators, led by Gaius Cassius Longinus, would stop at nothing to get Brutus on their side and most of all, kill Caesar. The intent of Cassius may have seemed optimistic to the Romans, but he in fact thrived off of jealousy. It was the well thought out plan by the Conspirators that resulted in the death of the most beloved leader in all of Rome. But, without Brutus, the plan would have failed.
We should not erect a statue in remembrance of Brutus, for he is nothing more than a ruthless killer whose actions have simply caused pain and grief to Rome. Brutus claimed that the manslaughter was moral for it was helping Rome in the long run,
Every action Brutus took was for the good of Rome. When Brutus agrees to take part in the assassination of Caesar, he does it “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” Brutus also refused to kill Marc Antony, as, in their cause, the conspirators were to be “sacrificers but not butchers.” In the end, even Marc Antony and Octavius ultimately come to the realization that “[Brutus] was the noblest Roman of them all. / All the conspirators save only he/ Did that they did in envy of Great Caesar.”
In Brutus’ speech he is constantly trying to justify Caesar’s death. He uses an pathos approach when he says, “not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” (III.ii.21-22) When saying this he is trying to gain the people of Rome’s trust. He is trying to say that he was only looking out for the people of Rome. Then later in his speech he decided to take an Ethos approach when he is saying, “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.”
Similarly, later on in Antony 's speech, another Roman citizen says “We’ll mutiny.” (3.2.244) . The statement expresses the citizens’ loyalty towards Antony and Caesar, because of the fact that the Roman citizens are willing to take action in revenge of Caesar’s murder. The citizens’ loyalty conveys that Antony is a charismatic leader.
However, I believe that Brutus was portraying a patriot by killing Caesar, he knew Cassius had planned something harsh for Caesar and I consider Brutus thought that Caesar didn’t deserve to be killed off that way. So, he took action and did what he needed to do to save Caesar from being tortured or killed higher than he needed to be. Even when Cassius plants artificial notes that are from “Rome”, Brutus knew the truth and didn’t want people to be slaves to Caesar when Caesar didn’t write them in the first place. Brutus might also be seen as a traitor as a result of him killing himself rather than being captured for life for what he did to Caesar.
He remains much indifferent to their oracles unlike Macbeth. Banquo serves as a foil to Macbeth, showing an different reaction to prophecy. Banquo retains his morals and allegiances, but ends up dying at the hands of Macbeth’s hired murderers. In Act 2 scene 3 of Macbeth, we read about Banquo’s death in which his last words are for his son to flee and get away, so he will live another day instead and possible avenge him. In Macbeth’s case, he is willing to kill anyone who will get in his way so he may keep his throne.
When Laertes is confronting Claudius with the death of his father he says “Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit! [He dares] damnation. To this point [he stands], that both the words [he gives] to negligence, let come what comes, only [he’ll] be revenged most thoroughly for [his] father.” (Act IV scene iv l.138-142) For revenging his father, Laertes is willing to throw his conscience and grace to hell and don’t care about the consequences his revenge will lead to. He focuses on the revenge and put everything else behind.
Cassius a talented general and long time acquaintance of caesar whose jealousy grew as caesar 's power grew making him almost god like in the eyes of the roman people , and in the end his jealousy would be his ultimate downfall. How could this single man persuade one of rome 's most beloved and trusted figures to turn on one of his most true friends, and end up killing the leader of rome? “ Well Brutus thou art noble, yet i see thy honorable metal may be wrought from that it is disposed . therefore it is meet that noble minds keep ever with their likes; For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” .
“Et tu, Brute?” Caesar uttered his last words as he witnesses Brutus stab him, “Then fall Caesar!” Brutus was that of the most trusted of Caesar. He was persuaded into political extremism which pushed him to conspire with envious senators and ultimately, participate in the brutal assassination of Caesar, who was ruthlessly stabbed 33 times, so he could become active ruler in Rome in the works of William Shakespeare derived from the play Julius Caesar. With what is being claimed, Brutus couldn’t possibly have been a honest man but a traitor.
Brutus was a great and close friend of Julius Caesar, but Cassius took advantage of Brutus because he was jealous of Julius. Brutus was a patriot and just wanted to do the right thing for Rome and make sure Julius was not going to become king. Brutus was a truthful man and wanted to know what the people thought about Julius. So Cassius tried to bribe Brutus with fake letters from the people, and decided he would team with the other senators and kill Julius Caesar for the good of Rome. For example, in his speech at Julius 's funeral he said "Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more."
Caesar was a tragic hero because he loved Rome and tried to take care of Rome though he desired power as king of Rome. But Brutus never wanted to be like Caesar by taking the crown. He loved Rome and that’s why he killed Caesar who he loved and himself. He wanted to be an honorable man and not taking the crown that would make him
This makes Brutus a patriot because when Cassius suggests killing Antony Brutus says “It’ll look like we killed Caesar out of anger and Mark Antony out of envy. Let’s be sacrifices but not butchers, Caius. We’re all against what Caesar stands for, and there’s no blood in that.” Therefore he has good intentions. I also believe Brutus was a patriot because of the speech he made to the people about why he had murdered Caesar.