Caesar’s last words speak, “Et tu, Bruté?—Then fall, Caesar) Shakespeare (III.i.85). Seeing the person betrayal from Brutus stabbing him last, Caesar is distressed by the fact that even one of his closest friends tried to kill him. Although Brutus loves Caesar and is a close friend of his, he decides that Rome is more important and that Caesar is unsuitable to be a king. If Brutus cared about his personal loyalty more, he would have told Caesar that the conspirators were trying to kill him or at least he would not have killed him. However, that is not the case, and it is obvious that Brutus’s heart and concerns go to his beloved city, Rome.
The main fact that he can be considered a betrayer is because he killed his best friend Caesar. Yet we all know that Brutus was looking at the bigger picture, and knew that Caesar was not fit to be the ‘king’ of Rome in the play Brutus says : "Not that I lov'd Caesar less, but that I lov'd Rome more.". If Caesar had become king he would have let the power go to his head and ruined the Roman Empire more than it already degraded. The other reason that Brutus can be seen as a betrayer is that he was working against Caesar. Also they group that Brutus worked with had questionable motives and properly did not do it for the same intentions Brutus said he did it for.
Ancient Rome; the setting by which Julius Caesar’s successes led him to his tragic death. Killed by some of his closest companions, one of which named Marcus Brutus, they justify their crime by the means of the people and the betterment of their country; Rome. In the play, ‘The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”, by William Shakespeare, Brutus, after killing his friend, in light of the danger of Caesar’s growing ambition, uses ethos, logos, and pathos to meet ends with the people of Rome in a speech following the death of Julius Caesar himself. On the other hand, the mourning Marc Antony, a close friend and admirer of Julius Caesar, uses similar methods to speak out against Brutus and the other conspirators for their act of injustice and brutality. In order to gain the eyes of the Roman people, Marcus Brutus justifies his actions by saying, “[it is] not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (Act III.
Julius Caesar was one of the best known historical figures to come out of ancient Rome; he is also the basis of William Shakespeare’s tragedy called Julius Caesar, although this is very different from the actual events. It takes place in ancient Rome; when the main character of Brutus begins to fear for the future of Rome when he learns that his arrogant friend, Julius Caesar, could possibly become king. In response to this he goes along with a plan to kill Caesar. After Caesar has died Brutus, and Caesar's close friend Antony speak at his funeral. Brutus gives a speech about why Caesar needed to die, while Antony gives of speech about why it was awful and unneeded.
Brutus was a gentle and honest man who killed caesar for the right reasons and not just so he would have a greater shot at becoming the king of rome. He would have rather watched himself die a thousand deaths than to watch his city in peril. Cassius helped talk Brutus into killing Caesar over jealousy. Brutus only went along with the idea because he knew that Caesar was an improper ruler for rome and its people. Brutus put his city and its people n front of him and that was his tragic flaw.
This is directed towards some of the other assassins because he knew many of them had poor intentions. Cassius was part of the assassins only because he was jealous and feared that if Caesar became king he would be killed. Almost all the assassins killed Caesar because they did not like him. Brutus loved Caesar, but he loved Rome and its people
William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a play written to describe the death of Julius Caesar and the trials that happen after. Although the story is written with the intention of focusing on the effect of Julius Caesar on the people of Rome, it indirectly focuses on Marcus Brutus and the consequences of his decision to kill Caesar. I believe Brutus was misunderstood in much of the work. Throughout the play, he was portrayed as a murderer and a backstabber rather than a noble man who faced much inner turmoil over the situations he was put into. I sympathize with Brutus considering that he is blamed for the death of a tremendous leader.
Brutus spoke of Caesar as his friend who was too ambitious for his own good, while Antony questioned Brutus' words and made everyone else consider his words too. Brutus explains "As Caesar loved me, I weep for him." Brutus still considered Caesar a friend and is distraught by his death. But he also knew Caesar was too powerful for his own good and could only be stopped by one way. In Antony's speech, he exclaims "He was my friend, faithful and just to me."
He explains to the people of Rome how Caesar couldn’t have been an ambitious man; he has turned down a crown three times. Brutus and Antony use persuasion throughout the play to explain further on why Brutus helps kill Caesar and how Antony gets the people of Rome to turn against Brutus. First, Brutus tells the people of Rome that he had only killed Caesar so they could finally all be free from his power. For example, when Brutus says,”not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved/ Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and/ die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all/ freemen?”(3.2.23-26).
During the Roman times, a wise man’s usage of words has the ability to persuade other’s minds, especially during a time of crisis. William Shakespeare writes Julius Caesar as a tragedy in 1599 to explain the conspiracy against Julius Caesar. In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Cassius & the other conspirators viciously stab Julius Caesar to death which causes an outrage among the plebeians. Brutus tries to justify to the crowd the reason as to why they kill Caesar. Brutus exclaims Caesar’s ambition shows Caesar’s ability to eventually become a tyrant.