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The Leadership Of Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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To lead means to “be in charge or command of”. To run a large city like Rome, the citizens need someone like Brutus to “take charge” or “command”. To be a good leader means to have courage, integrity, and kindness. Brutus was the most pleasing leader of all the men. He showed great acts of leadership throughout the duration of his life and thought of others rather than himself. First, the word “courage” means, “the ability to do something that frightens one” and “Strength in the face of pain or grief”. Brutus showed courage when killing one of his friends not for himself, but for Rome. In Act 2 Scene 2 Brutus says, “That everyone who seems to be a friend is not necessarily one, O Caesar, The heart of Brutus grieves to think about.” When Brutus said this, he was referring to how his heart grieves to think that he has to kill one of his closest friends. In Act 3 Scene 2 Brutus said during his speech, “If that friend then demands to know why Brutus turned against Caesar, this is my answer: Not because I cared for Caesar less, but because I cared for Rome more”. Brutus had courage to kill Caesar, not because he wanted to, but for the good of Rome and its people. During the entirety of the story, Brutus…show more content…
He was courageous when killing Caesar for the people of Rome. He had integrity when making unselfish decisions and joining the conspiracy only for the citizens. Lastly, he was kind when making choices no matter how risky, but only with good intentions of others. The citizens of Rome craved the leadership of someone with courage, integrity, and kindness Brutus possessed. Brutus was the leader who could step up to the plate and be
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