Brutus believes he was thinking on behalf of Rome’s common good. The conspirators focus on Caesar’s hubris; therefore, forgot all the good that he had achieved. Caesar’s assassination cannot be justified because Brutus and Cassius kill him too soon to see if he would be a poor ruler like they believed.
However, Caesar acts out of love for for himself, his country, and to retain his power as ruler of Rome. Brutus on the other hand acts out of love for freedom of Rome. This essay will discuss and compare their qualities as leaders as well as their styles and how they are effective/ineffective in the play. Brutus was a supporter of the republic as well as Caesar’s truthful friend. However much he loved Caesar, he opposed the fact that a single man ruled Rome and he feared Caesar would rise to hold that power.
The Life of Brutus Despite being close to Julius Caesar, Brutus was involved in the conspiracy that led to his death. This was not easy on Brutus, him being the last person to physically stab Julius Caesar. Brutus was a well loved politician amongst the Roman people, and they trusted him. Julius Caesar was proving to be a poor leader, and becoming a dictator while Rome was supposed to be a Republic. Brutus and his friends feared for the future of Rome if Julius Caesar continued to be its leader, causing them to conspire his murder with the intent to properly reinstate the Roman government.
When a close friend of somebody’s is murder and he or she cannot point his or her finger, literality, to the killer because he or she promised not to do so. What can he or she do? Well, Marc Antony accused Brutus, the murderer, using words, also known as rhetoric, as his weapon of choice. In the beginning Brutus murder Caesar, a close friend of Antony, in fear that Caesar will become Crown Emperor of Rome and become a corrupt leader. When he murder Caesar, Brutus use rhetoric, figures of speech, to win over the hearts of people, discredit Caesar’s reputation, and maybe gain some creditability for himself.
A Tale Of Loyalty, Not Tragedy “Not that I loved Caesar less/but that I loved Rome more” (3.2.23-24). The play, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare tells the story about a group of senators that conspire to assassinate Rome’s beloved leader, Julius Caesar. Caesar’s closest friend, Marcus Brutus, joins the senators and leads them as they get ready to attack. Brutus makes an excellent and effective leader because of his great leadership qualities such as patriotism, truthfulness, compassion and nobility. Although some believe that Brutus conspires against Caesar out of jealousy, Brutus actually plots against Caesar for the good of Rome.
Brutus had one particular reason for killing Caesar and that was for the good of the people and the republic. Brutus had no personal reason for killing Caesar. Some of his most admirable traits were his morality and leadership skills. Brutus had a strong relationship with Caesar but a stronger relationship with Rome and its people. I think during Roman times, the only way for someone to get close to a person of high rank is if he/she is a close friend or relative to him/her.
He truly bel... ... middle of paper ... ...s statement was made by Antony, in reference to Caesar, after the conspirators murdered him. The interesting idea behind this statement is that Antony’s opinion is later altered into believing that Brutus is the noblest Roman, instead of Caesar. It took the valiant sacrifice of Brutus’ life, which was made in attempt to save Rome, to persuade Antony, but it was then that he understood why Brutus murdered Caesar. Antony’s revulsion toward Brutus was simply blinded by anger and remorse for his dead friend, Caesar, for him to realize that what Brutus was doing was actually best for Rome. Brutus was a noble man, who did nothing but show love and devotion to Rome.
He knew that the power would go to his friend?s head eclipsing his reason and putting his beloved Rome into the hands of a tyrant. Brutus had a choice to make, Rome or Caesar? In the end, his loyalty to Rome exceeded his faithfulness to his close friend. Which poses the question, if Antony truly believed that Caesar would be a horrible dictator, would he have joined the conspirators? From his actions and behavior in the play, he probably would have stood by his friend.
The facts of the real Brutus overstate Shakespeare’s portrayal of him. Brutus didn't deserve the respect Antony gave him as he declared him “the noblest Roman of them all” (V.v.68). Throughout the play Shakespeare indicates that Brutus is highly respected in Rome. Cassius himself even recognizes the respect for Brutus and allows for him to be the leader of the conspirators against Caesar. If it were not for the commoner’s admiration and respect for him, Cassius never would have promoted Brutus as the leader.
Those are some of the reasons that display Brutus is a tragic hero. Brutus had joined the conspiracy for honor and for the good of Rome. Yet by joining this group his honor is really being put to the test because when he joined the conspiracy he pledged to take part in the murder of Julius Caesar. Brutus and Caesar are best friends, so now how is it honorable to kill one of your friends? But Brutus and the other conspirators had claimed that Caesar was just about to claim himself the king of Rome.