The Conspiracy Of Brutus In Julius Caesar

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In, "Julius Caesar," the play by William Shakespeare, Casca explains how Brutus could be helpful in their conspiracy against Caesar due to his popularity with the people. Brutus's popularity with the people of Rome could both help and hurt the plot to kill Caesar. However, in the end, Brutus's involvement will help the conspiracy, not hurt it. Brutus is very popular with the people and he has great concern for the common man. Brutus is also great friends with Caesar himself; meaning, Caesar would never see Brutus betrayal coming. Both of these attributes are seen as very valuable to the conspiracy by Casca. In act one, scene three, Casca states," Oh, he sits high in all the people's heart's, And that which would appear offense in us, His countenance, like richest alchemy, Will change to virtue and to worthiness." Casca is implying Brutus could do things that would seem evil coming from him because of his popularity with the people. A wrong action by Brutus would be seen as acceptable, giving the conspiracy the ability to do what ever is necessary and not be hated by the people. Brutus also adds value apart from being loved by the people; he is good friends with Caesar. Caesar and Brutus being friends…show more content…
Even though Brutus's popularity with the people adds value to the conspiracy, it also hurts it, as people would be watching Brutus. The people of Rome know Brutus and could possibly detect if he is acting strangely and tip off Caesar. If Brutus was unable to keep the plan hidden and proceed as normal in public, their intentions could be realized and Caesar would be tipped off. Being such good friends with Caesar could also present a problem as Brutus could have second thoughts about turning against his friend. In act one, scene two, Brutus says, " I love him well." Brutus is referring to Caesar, showing, Brutus still cares for Caesar and reveals there could be problems if Brutus has to kill
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