Should Brutus join the conspiracy against Caesar? Some will say yes, and others will say no. Brutus has trusted his instincts and chose to side with the conspiracy. All of his reasons are all valid, for he wants to prevent tyranny. Secondly, he wants to do it with pride and for the civilians of Rome as he places himself lower than the lowest tier class out of respect.
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision since his reasoning to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848). This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him.
One’s integrity represents their true character, and treason shows lack of trust and allegiance. Brutus turns to an entirely different person than he used to be, after he murders Caesar. Clearly, he lacks core values as a respected man. In Act 4, Scene 3, Brutus defends his actions and attempts to justify his sin: “Did not great Julius bleed for justice' sake?” Although Brutus was good friends with Caesar, he seems to disregard all of it. He knows he is under scrutiny and is willing to forgo his entire past because of his misdeed.
Lucius Junius Brutus was an ancestor to Brutus and Brutus doesn't want to let down his ancestor by letting Caesar destroy the Republic. Everybody knows people don't want to let down their ancestors even if they're dead. Brutus is a very loyal person and knows he has to be loyal to his family's name by joining the conspiracy to kill Caesar. The letters that Cassius forged convince Brutus to join the conspiracy. The letters said they were from the people and said they don't want Caesar to become king.
Cassius realizes how the most cowardly and catastrophic way to get revenge is in a deceitful way, and after he thinks he has lost Titinius, he realizes the magnitude of what he has done, “O, coward that I am, to live so long…” and finally asks Pindarus to use the sword that killed Caesar to end his life. This signifies how deceit never leads to
One other quote that states Julius disrespect towards the Rebublic comes from Philippics “Caesar now dislikes the Senate much more than ever. “Everything, he says, ‘will in future come from me” (philippics). Julius had no respect for the Senate or the citizens and just wanted power. Julius’s acquaintances saw him as having a negative view of the Republic, which they thought was
This form of betrayal can be seen in the relationship between Brutus and Caesar. A friend to Julius Caesar, Brutus loves the man greatly, but he loves Rome even more. Sensing that Caesar’s rising ambition will lead to tyranny over the free Roman people, Brutus feels forced to act. He goes against Caesar and works alongside the conspirators to overthrow Caesar. When planning to kill him, the conspirators gather around Caesar and he sees his trusted friend Brutus among them.
He is also the clear protagonist of the story, striving for a noble ideal that he fails to accomplish, and suffering both internal and external conflict as a result, with his failure distinctively marking him as the play’s tragic hero. Brutus is introduced to the play as a well intentioned and respected politician in Rome, with many supporters within the senate, as well as a close friend of Julius Caesar. As he learns of the plot to kill Caesar, he is convinced by the conspirators that Caesar is a tyrant in disguise, and that it is in the best interest of Rome that he should not lead. Brutus’ innocently patriotic love of Rome led him believe that killing Caesar was necessary, a sentiment shared and bolstered by the other conspirators. An excellent example of the conspirators betraying
“At length I would be avenged” (paragraph 1). He will go to any length to make sure his vengeance on Fortunato is secure. Montressor has come to terms with the fact that he doesn’t care about his punishment or think he should even be punished for killing Fortuando because its what needed to be done. This is revealing that Montresor doesnt care about any trouble he may get into as long as he is gAn example of irony in the story “The Cask of Amontillado” is when Montresor continues to refer to Fortunato as his friend. As the reader, you are aware that Montresor despises Fortunato and his intentions for him aren't necessarily enjoyable.
The theme displayed in The Lightning Thief and the play, “Julius Caesar” exerts the amount of betrayal displayed in these texts. Throughout the stories both are subject to many betrayals through which the protagonist must power through in order to achieve their respective goals. In The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson is betrayed by Luke because he stole the Lightning Bolt from Zeus in order to cause chaos. On the other hand, Julius is betrayed by his closest friends when he plots his plan to seize power, he doesn’t realize his closest allies have betrayed him by making a plan to kill Caesar in order for them to seize power. In the play, “Julius Caesar” and the book, The Lightning Thief, Caesar and Percy are both betrayed by those they had thought they could trust the most.