Shakespeare illuminates the flaw of Brutus as his uncanny ability in poor judgment and faulty reasoning that leads him to make the decisions he does. Brutus is being manipulated by Cassius and is trying to find any possibly logical reason for killing Caesar. The problem with that is there is no reason Caesar should have died. Brutus attempts to earn the plebeians' loyalty by asking. Had you rather Caesar live and die all slaves?
In the same way that Brutus’ responsible mind make’s him kill Caesar, Brutus’ mind make’s him argue with Cassius, because of Cassius’ immorality. He chooses to argue with Cassius, instead of ignoring the situation, because the responsibility of keeping people moral outweighs the passion of keeping good relations with Cassius. In the third example of Brutus’ conflict, he again chooses responsibility over passion. Brutus acts responsible by telling the other conspirators that Antony will have no power when Caesar’s dead. Brutus does not take the passionate road.
Sincerity is often misunderstood as being naïve; however, I will treat each as a separate characteristic. Brutus's naïve sprit is mostly shown not in one single action, but in overall willingness he has to believe that those around him are essentially good. In the plot to murder Caesar, we notice that Brutus takes control of the decisions, without q... ... middle of paper ... ...s falls victim to those he believes are his friends. He is imperialistic; we see the elements in Brutus that we criticised in Julius Caesar. The ghost's visit could have represented an evil spirit questioning Brutus's likeness to Caesar.
However, Brutus slowly decides to part from his reasoning, and political views provided the love for Rome is astounding. Consequently, Brutus fell into the trap that Cassius plants for the individual, which was to kill Caesar and protect Rome to a greater extent. Unfortunately, Cassius presents a terrible mistake, the conspirators are all wrong. As much as Cassius
In Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar, the use of diverse leaders plays an important role in the plot, showing vividly how strong personalities conflict. This is the case with Brutus and Cassius, the two leaders among the several conspirators. The story of Julius Caesar is set in ancient Rome during a time when Julius Caesar is to become king. This, however, angers Cassius, a nobleman, and he plots with Brutus and others to kill him before he becomes king. They do just that, justifying their actions by saying Caesar was too ambitious and would have gone insane with power.
Caesar is given much warning on the threat of his life, yet due to his pride he thinks himself to be too great of a person to have such a downfall. Julius Caesar is warned by a soothsayer, "Soothsayer. Beware the ides of March."(1,2,18) Julius Caesar rebukes the soothsayer by stating, "Caesar. He is a dreamer. Let us leave him.
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While talking to Casca, he says, “What trash is Rome, / What rubbish and what offal, when is serves / For the bas matter to illuminate / So vile a thing as Caesar!” (I.iii.109-112). This shows some of the true feelings Cassius has about Caesar. He believes that Caesar is not worthy of his power and does not want anyone to hold more power than him. Although he justifies the killing of Caesar as an act for freedom from tyranny, his motivation is full of bad intent. In an attempt to disguise his true motives, Cassius convinces Brutus, an honorable and well-respected man, to join the conspiracy.
This is proven when Brutus makes the m... ... middle of paper ... ...n reason the conspirators want Brutus as an ally is because "...that which would appear offence in us / His countenance, like richest alchemy / Will change to virtue and to worthiness" (1, iii, 158-160). Brutus's presence will only make the murder seem virtuous, not that it actually is. In conclusion, Brutus' idealistic outlook on life is detrimental to Caesar, the conspirators and above all, himself. He lacks the realistic mind that is needed to successfully execute such a bold political task; he can be manipulated into performing the most treasonous enterprises, if it seems to help Rome; and, he will do absolutely anything for the sake of honour. As noble as he is, Brutus's kind traits result in the downfall of his friends and allies.
He felt it was only way to protect the people of Rome, not for a personal reason, similar to the other men in the conspiracy. This quote in particular would change drastically in that his personal cause would be out his hatred and envy of Caesar and his adore for the general public of Rome. Brutus’ hatred and the love of Rome would be the only motivation to kill Caesar, making him not stopping for anything until his motivation was fulfilled. The play Julius Caesar would be very different if Brutus’ motivation was hatred instead for the general public and city of Rome. His fear that Caesar would become king was put over his own personal relationships in hope that Rome would somehow be better and more prosperous if Caesar was no longer the ruler.