Bold. Loyal. Heroic. Because, Julius Caesar had evil intentions for his country of Rome, Brutus kills his best friend for the sake of his country. Even at Julius Caesar’s funeral, he shows respect to him, but shows the citizens his actions were for their own safety.
Has Brutus truly justified the need to kill Caesar or has he simply rationalized it for himself? Brutus has multiple reasons that support him in joining the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar. He did the right thing by joining the conspiracy because he’s loyal to the people of Rome. Brutus believes that Caesar will become full of himself once he’s in power and forget about the people. Lastly he thinks that Caesar is rude and arrogant towards others.
Brutus shows to be the tragic hero of the play since he has a tragic flaw that killed him, he is too gullible. Brutus is the tragic hero of the play Julius Caesar. During Act 1 Scene 2 page 32,"As if they came from several citizens, writing all tending to the great opinion That Rome holds of his name." Where Cassius strokes Brutus's ego to get him to join the conspiracy by saying that the people of Rome want him to lead them. This proves the thesis he is the tragic hero because his gullibility is a trait that would lead to his downfall.
This characteristic is one that directly applies to Brutus. Throughout the whole play he was manipulated into killing Caesar and this makes us pity him as we know his death was due to outside influence and not his judgement. His tragic flaw led him to believe that Antony would not rebel in his speech; however, Antony did rebel and started a war. We feel pity once again because we know that he was letting Antony talk because he trusted him, but even then he was wrong. The cause of his downfall was first trusting Cassius and then Antony.
Julius Caesar’s desire to become the greatest ruler of Rome causes the Roman people to want him dead- including his best friend. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, a group of men devise a scheme to kill the treacherous leader of their country. Conspirators believe Julius Caesar’s ambition will inevitably lead to the downfall of Rome. Each man with their own specific reason unite as conspirators to get rid of Caesar. Through his role in the conspiracy, Brutus’ actions depict Brutus as honorable and gullible.
Ye gods! It doth amaze me A man of such a feeble temper should So get the start of the majestic world And bear the palm alone. (1.2.128-131) Caesar could also be seen as villain and had to be killed in order to keep Rome and the republic safe. He was considered a villain because he took down the republic. Even though many people disliked Caesar and his ways, many people were also fond of Caesar such as Brutus who was still apart of the conspiracy.
Marcus Brutus’s fatal flaw in Julius Caesar shows in his naïve idealism. It clearly shows that Brutus thinks too highly of his fellow man, believing them more good at heart than what they are proven to actually be. Firstly, he believes that, as long as they keep the number of deaths to a minimum, everyone will go along with their assassination of Caesar. He is so convicted of this that he declares after denying the suggestion to kill Mark Antony as well as Caesar: “We shall be called purgers, not murderers. / And for Mark Antony, think not of him; / For he can do no more than Caesar’s arm / When Caesar’s head is off” (II.i.193-196).
He was loyal to his country but not to his friend. Cassius Cassius had been Caesar’s friend for a long time but he wants him to be killed. He also convinces Brutus to join him and his followers. “Why man he doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus, and we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves.” Loyal to
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.
Before Brutus dies he yells out to Cassius, “I kill’d thee with half so good of a will!” Meaning that Brutus is okay with dying because he knows that he had a good life and people will still respect him even after his death. Cassius is ambitious because when Cassius tells Brutus “we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable.” He is saying that because he wants to be like Caesar was and he is still jealous of him even though he is dead. He knows the people still respect Caesar even though he is still dead so he tries to spill out all of Caesar’s bad things he did while he was alive. Unfortunately he doesn’t get anywhere and the people end up hating him and not liking him even