Nobility In Julius Caesar

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Nobility in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Humans have many amazing qualities. With many qualities though they go full circle and have a magnificent side and a tragic side. Happiness can turn into sadness, kindness and anger and so forth. One quality we as humans possess is being noble. To be or not be noble can be redefined by whoever is using the word, but it can typically be described as a sort of selfless practicality. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, we can see the embodiment of such an amazing trait come full circle in Brutus. Even if great, nobility makes us blind.
In the play, Brutus is presented as an admirable and noble character. Brutus establishes his nobility when he claims, “For let the gods so speed me as I love / The name of
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Brutus’ nobility takes away much of his understanding for how the plebeians understand and think. Brutus takes part in the stabbing of Caesar because it is what 's best for Rome so after in his speech to the plebs, he 's giving perfectly logical reasoning to someone of his stature, but ok`3`for the plebs it doesn 't mean very much for them as it does not provoke emotion. Referencing Caesar 's death Brutus lectures to the plebs, “Believe me for mine / honor, and have respect to mine honor that you may be- / lieve. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your / senses that you may the better judge (III.ii.15-18). Brutus clearly thinks that speaking in a more formal manner will get his point to the plebs while as they are not very dignified honorable people they don’t take the point home. After Brutus’ speech the…show more content…
Remember March, the ides of March remember. Did not great Julius bleed for justice ' sake? [...] shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes, And sell the mighty space of our large honours For so much trash as may be grasped thus? I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, Than such a Roman. (IV.iii.16-29)
Brutus’ nobility gives him the ability to chastie people with a higher authority. His scolding of Cassius’ makes Cassius reflect on if what he did was really the right thing to do or not. Similarly, Brutus also makes the armies wait, turning down when Cassius said they should wait for the enemy to come to them. In response to Cassius’ plan about lying low Brutus retorts, “There is a tide in the affairs of men / Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; / Omitted, all the voyage of their life / Is bound in shallows and in miseries” (IV.iii.246-249). Once again Brutus’ nobility is able to turn plans and the way people act and feel. If people had stood up to Brutus to do something else they could have possibly
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