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Brutus’ Love for Rome in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

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Brutus was a well-known person who loved Rome. His love for Rome led to him helping someone murder Julius Caesar, his leader. As a person do you love and care about your state or country so much that you would kill your leader to protect the people in it? Brutus cared so much about Rome and his people that he did just that. He lost his life for Rome, and it truly showed how much he cared for the people, which showed his level of honor. An honorable person is someone who is of high rank, has dignity, and highly respected. In the tragedy, “Julius Caesar”, Brutus proves that he is the most honorable Roman through his loyalty, because he was loved by the people of Rome, he helped kill his leader to help Rome, and he willingly lost his life for Rome.

Brutus was loved by many people in Rome. In the play someone says, “Oh, he sits high in all the people’s heart.” (Act 3, Scene 3) This quote shows that certain people in the city of Rome looked up to Brutus. Once he killed Caesar more people started to look at Brutus differently. People liked him as a person because they saw the way Rome was treated. When Julius Caesar was killed, people saw how much better the city of Rome was with him being dead. Before Brutus helps kill Caesar he says to the people of Rome, “Let’s all cry ‘Peace, Freedom, and Liberty!” (Act 3, Scene 1) This action shows that he was excited that the main problem that was stopping Rome from being free had been eliminated. He wanted to have the people of Rome feel the same relief, so he told them after we kill Caesar, rejoice and be proud that Rome is free.

Brutus loved Rome more than he loved his leader Caesar and it showed through his connection to Cassius. During the first scene in Act One, Brutus says to Cas...

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...cated man. It shows through the things he did and through all of that you can say Brutus is the self-motivated hero of this play. Brutus is an honorable person in this play because of the way most people of Rome looked up to him and was proud of him. Brutus felt as if Caesar would cause issues for the people of Rome, and Brutus was a person willing to sacrifice for his people. I say this because he killed himself and Julius Caesar, the main problem for the people of Rome. Brutus was known for being a good man as well as a bad man. Through all of that no matter what happened, he would try to help the people of Rome because of the love he had for them, and that proved his honor.

Works Cited

Shakespeare, William. "The Death and Life of Julius Caesar." www.shakespeare.mit.edu. N.P., n.d. Web. 22 Feb 2016. ;.
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