When Was Julius Caesar Honorable

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Ella Lowry Mrs. Counts Honors English II 19 April 2023 A True Leader Should every human be characterized by the way they are perceived? Marcus Junius Brutus, or Brutus for short, has many different character traits and qualities. In Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the Roman people have different opinions on Brutus because of his actions and words. Brutus is characterized in many different ways such as honorable, loyal, and patriotic. The Roman people may think of Brutus in different ways than others. Throughout the play, Brutus is described as honorable because of his words and actions. In Mark Antony’s funeral speech for Caesar, Antony stated many times that Brutus is an honorable man. Although Mark Antony did not agree with what he was saying, the Roman citizens did. “For let the gods so speed as I love, the name of honor more than I fear death” (Shakespeare 6). Brutus remarks to Cassius that he would readily sacrifice his life for the greater god. Many …show more content…

Many presidents or leaders are loyal to their country, they are trying to protect. Brutus was scared about what Rome would turn into if Caesar ruled any longer. “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (Shakespeare 47). Brutus was too passionate about his country to let Caesar turn into a dictatorship. Leaders should thank their troops and fellow people who were loyal to them before leaving this world. Before Brutus was going to kill himself, he gave a speech to his men. “Countrymen, my heart doth joy that yet in all my life I found no man but he was true to me. I shall glory by losing this day” (Shakespeare 88). Just moments before killing himself, Brutus speaks about the unwavering loyalty his men have shown him every day. He tells his countrymen that their loyalty brings him more joy than anyone will feel winning the battle. Brutus stayed loyal to his countrymen and the Roman people to gain their

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