Marcus Brutus In Julius Caesar

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“This was the noblest Roman of them all…‘This was a man!’” (V, v, 68-75). In one of William Shakespeare 's most renowned plays, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a nobleman by the name of Marcus Brutus is highly respected by his fellow “Romans, countrymen, and lovers” of Rome, including his adversary, Antony (III, ii, 13). Throughout this tragedy, Brutus in his admired state has the most considerable effect of any character on the play and advancement of the plot. This admiration is demonstrated several times in which Brutus is highly regarded among his numerous comrades, including the common people of Rome, a very intelligent man by the name of Gaius Cassius, and a man of very high rank in Julius Caesar. Due to Brutus’ noble and unfeigned reputation throughout Rome, these qualities make him the most eminent character in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Brutus’ eminence is exposed greatest at the climax of the play following the assassination of Caesar. As the conspirators are just about to exit the Senate, …show more content…

As Brutus realizes his death ultimately awaits him, he decides to ask his soldier, Strato, to help him take his own life. Strato responds to this request by replying with gratification, “Give me your hand first. Fare you well, my lord.”(V,v, 49). The statement made by Strato signifies that he takes pleasure in being the one asked to do this favor for his “lord”, Marcus Brutus (V, v, 49). Not only Strato, exemplifies his respect for Brutus, but Antony does as well. As Antony stands over Brutus’ dead body he asserts “This was the noblest Roman of them all.” (V, v, 68). This declaration made by Antony is the most important statement made by any character simply because Antony is Brutus’ enemy at this time of the play and to be praised by an opposition must indicate Brutus was a highly respected man by all of

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