is Brutus a betrayer or patriot? this question has been debated for so long but with all the information I have been presented I believe that Brutus is a patriot. Brutus kill Caesar because he wanted to to stand up and save Rome and her people. At the battle Philippi after believing that he had done all he could for Rome Brutus then decides to kill himself.this is after he tried his best and and after he could fight no more he gave his life for Rome. While one may disagree with my opinion because he did deceive some of the fellow leaders of Rome and did kill Caesar but Brutus only did this for Rome 's sake.
Killings for the Good of Rome Not every story has a villain sometimes there are all heros doing the right thing for the greater good. That is the case for Julius Caesar because there is only multiple heroes. They are all doing what is best for the people. Julius Caesar, Brutus, and Antony are did what was best for the people, and some of them had to face some consequences for their actions. Julius Caesar was a congenial man always caring for his people and wanted what was best for his citizens.
In the quote, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more”. Brutus explains that he loved Caesar to his fullest and cared for him deeply, but Rome was more important and loved to him than Caesar would ever be. This goes to show that Brutus loved Rome and people so much that he was will to kill Caesar to make his people happy. Brutus also show Betrayal from saying that Caesar was ambitious which was one of the reasons that he kill or betrayed Caesar. In the Brutus speech he quotes, “ I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him”.
Caesar was dutifully wronged by conspirators. Caesar’s death was not beneficial for Rome but for the conspirators in taking power into their own hands.They themselves claimed to be honorable men. Marcus Brutus, Caius Cassius, Servilius Casca, Lucius Cornelius Cinna, Decius Brutus, Caius Ligarius, Metallius Cimber, and Gaius Trebonius took matters into their own hands by stabbing Caesar 23 times, but they themselves claim to be honorable men. What have they done for Rome, but kill it’s greatest leader? Did you all not cheer for him after he defeated Pompey?
Before the murder of Caesar, Cassius fought as a quaestor under Marcus Licinius Crassus at Carrhae in fifty three B.C. He supported Pompey against Caesar, but was pardoned after the battle of Pharsalus. Cassius was made peregrine praetor and Caesar promised to make him governor of Syria. Cassius was the ring leader in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar. Many people believe Cassius is the evil master mind behind the death of Julius Caesar, however every one blames Brutus, but it was Cassius.
Shortly after realizing defeat, Brutus falls on a sword before Antony and Octavius reach him so as to die an “honorable” death. Antony names Brutus the noblest Roman of them all because he did not envy Caesar like other conspirators, but he killed Caesar to protect Rome (V.v.68-70). This shows that Brutus was an honorable all the way through until after his death. His commitment to Rome and to his morals is an admirable trait, that becomes even more admirable in defeat. Naturally, Octavius says that Brutus deserves a proper funeral and burial to honor him and his life (V.v.76-77).
Odysseus the Hero According to mythologist and professor Joseph Campbell, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself” (Hero Quotes-Brainy Quotes).This applies to Odysseus because he risks his life to keep his family and soldiers safe. For Odysseus, being a hero is not by his effort, but by his wisdom bravery. When Odysseus stands up to a Cyclops, he exhibits bravery, and he also is a good leader in this position because of his ability to inspire his soldiers. By doing this he demonstrates heroic behavior when he acts courageous and uses his wits. He wisely creates a plan to defeat the cyclops and persuades his troops to follow him with his plan.He is a wise and brave leader who cares for his people and his family that he deeply misses.
Using a “client army”, or hired mercenaries, he seized Rome’s highest offices and forced the Senate to support him. Notably, Sulla’s army consisted of commoners that did not own land or weapons. This ended up being crucial in Sulla’s capture of Rome, where his “officers except one deserted him … but his common soldiers followed him” (Hunt, 166). Sulla killed his opponents and anyone that dissented him, leading to the senate to become terrified of him. The senate, aiming to avoid execution, allowed Sulla to become a dictator, an act that was supposed to be only temporary, which gave him permanent immunity from prosecution.
Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one. He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
Alexander the great did spread greek culture and was very brave. Alexander the great was indeed brave and brilliant when it comes to military things but was everyone that called him great heros themselves. Some people that called him great do not think anything bad of him because they were just as ruthless and bloodthirsty as he was. Alexander and his men were bloodthirsty and ruthless just like the rest of his men. The fact that Alexander’s army went off on killing sprees during their downtime, he abandoned his kingdom, and he lied and took advantage of his people is why Alexander the Great is a villain.