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.
When learn that Brutus is dedicated to the public, when Brutus decides Caesar must die, because he fears his ambition, this comes as a big shock to the Shakespearian audience as well as the modern day audience. He had many positive qualities. I wish to bring these to a light and explore how they affected the plot. Brutus believes that his role in Cassius's assassination plot is for the good of Rome and the citizens. This becomes very obvious when he says, "But for the general.
They gave him the justification he needed to kill Caesar, which was “its Good of Rome.” The assumption was that Caesar would eventually take the crown, which would never less destroyed Rome according to Brutus thoughts. By making this assumption and joining the other conspirators he set him self up for many problems for him and for Rome. This was one of the fatal mistakes made by Brutus. Brutus actually made two mistakes with Mark Antony. The first was letting Mark Antony live and the second was letting him speak alone at the funeral.
Julius Caesar’s ambition for power drove the honorable Brutus to think negatively about Julius Caesar’s position of being the King of Rome. Negatively speaking, Julius Caesar’s ways of having most of the power and deciding not to listen to others except the ones that only tell him things he likes to hear, drove the power-hungary conspirators and the honorable Brutus to take his life away. The honorable Brutus shows his love for Rome by committing an act which he seems best fit for his city. Trying everything he can to put Rome in a democracy, the only solution he saw was to join the conspirators to murder Caesar and explain to the people why they committed such an act. A great friend of Julius Caesar Mark Antony, stood up for many things Caesar had in mind and he was one of the few that Caesar thought was very trustworthy besides Brutus.
The tragic hero’s downfall is caused because of this tragic flaw. Honor and loyalty are the two tragic flaws that Brutus obtains. His loyalty to the city of Rome is the strongest out of all the characters in the play. However, his honor can be somewhat controlling and he is a perfect example of a person believing something he wants to hear. Brutus joins the conspiracy because he thinks killing Caesar is best for the good of Rome, for he says, “I know no personal cause to spurn at him, but for the general (II, i, 11-12).” This is showing that Brutus is willing to kill his best friend to save Rome because he “thinks” he is becoming a tyrant.
By doing this, the crowd is starting to despise the conspiracy and their views towards Caesar. Antony uses his cunning tactics to convince the crowd that he does not want to harm the conspirators. However, in reality, the desire is to avenge Caesar, it makes Antony seem identical to a noble man. Antony rather chooses to wrong the dead than wrong, such honorable men. Antony appeals to the emotions of the crowd to influence their perceptions of the assassination and further manipulates the crowd through repetition, psychology, and rhetorical questions, “I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong—Who, you all know, are honorable
In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus faces an internal conflict involving his best friend Caesar becoming the ruler of Rome. Brutus must decide whether to let Caesar live, knowing he would be a bad ruler for Rome, or whether he should kill him for the good of the people. Based on Brutus’ knowledge, his decision to kill Caesar was justified with reason, being innocently misled and manipulated, and the intention of doing what was best for the general good of Rome. Julius Caesar was murdered before being crowned the ruler of Rome due to fear that his personality and many of his characteristics would lead to his rule being one similar to a dictatorship. Many of these characteristics that caused Caesar to be murdered also develop him as the tragic hero of the play.
The conspirators believed Caesar was too ambitious and would cause the downfall of Rome. The assassination of Julius Caesar was not justified because Caesar helped the people, did not kill his enemies, and was not ambitious. The commoners of Rome loved Caesar because he helped and supported them. At the very beginning of the play, the people celebrate on the streets for Caesar’s great victory; they adored him. The senators and triumvirate governs the Romans; Cassius fears that Caesar would rise and the senators would lose their respect and status.
Et Tu Brute: The Man Who Lost It All In Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Julius Caesar; Brutus truly looses everything, giving him the rightful name of tragic hero. Brutus lives in the golden age of the Roman era. He is one of the most honored men that walks the street; but while supposedly trying to protect his beloved country from tyranny, he looses everything and helps raise chaos and the exile of patriots. Brutus is seduced into the idea of blood for freedom, thus killing his closest friend Caesar. Through his mistake he looses his name, home, and faces the demise of his wife and himself.
Thus, Brutus feels that he is “entreated / To speak and strike,” and he promises Rome that “if the redress will follow [then] / thy full petition” will be at his “hand” (2.1.55-58). His reaction to those letters showcases his naïve and over-trusting personality due to his overwhelming belief that the letters originate from Roman citizens,however, they were in fact written by the conspirators themselves. Brutus’s credulous personality is a major factor to his future ruin as he is repeatedly manipulated by his closest allies for their