If that was the situation in the Julius Caesar, the play would then change drastically, with almost every quote from Brutus changing. If this is the case, Brutus’ hatred of Caesar and love of Rome leads to the murder of Caesar because of Brutus’ fear of Caesar becoming king. It was known that Brutus loved Rome, but was it his hatred of Caesar concealed? Brutus is a high ranking man in Rome and a very close friend to Caesar. We see in the beginning that Brutus has many eternal troubles that he is battling and that his insecurities make him easily manipulated.
If that was the situation in the Julius Caesar, the play would then change drastically, with almost every quote from Brutus changing. If this is the case, Brutus’ hatred of Caesar and love of Rome leads to the murder of Caesar because of Brutus’ fear of Caesar becoming king. It was known that Brutus loved Rome, but was it his hatred of Caesar concealed? Brutus is a high-ranking man in Rome and a very close friend to Caesar. We see in the beginning that Brutus has many eternal troubles that he is battling and that his insecurities make him easily manipulated.
The pair, loyal to Pompey, despise and mistrust Caesar for being ambitious, and for having an ability to sway the citizens of Rome to favor him. Therefore, they try to hinder him from being too powerful. The fickle nature of ... ... middle of paper ... ...r, and he is killed by greedy conspirators, demonstrating that great political ambition breeds great political enmity. This theme is also evident in Gandhi's life. As Mohandas Gandhi's influence grew, many began to disagree with him and began to deplore his ambitious ways, leading to his assassination.
Julius Caesar, known for the creation of Roman success, was infamous for his ego and tyrannical policies. As a military leader it was incontrovertible that Julius Caesar achieved his power and success by annihilating his enemies. He also used his military power to advance and endure the position of consul and finally to become a dictator and supreme ruler of Rome. His hubris would not allow him to share the glory with his fellow leaders, which led to the tragedy of Julius Caesar.
Brutus, the co-leader of the assassination of Julius Caesar, was incredibly envious and jealous due to Ceasar becoming the almighty power of the Roman Empire. Even though Ceasar was kind and considerate to give some of his power to Brutus, ironically, it wasn’t enough. Proving the greed and power to be too much led to Brutus taking advantage of their friendship. Envious of Caesar becoming dictator for life, Brutus devised a devious plan to overthrow and murder his best friend. Ultimately the killing of Caesar proves how power, greed, and envy can manipulate their way and change a good men to evil men.
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 Senate was afraid and jealous of his power and they were worried he might plan to make himself king of Rome. Needless to say, the Senate wanted to save the republic and so they went against him. Julius Caesar became corrupt because he was too powerful, the Senate was jealous, and his actions posed a threat. Julius Caesar was a brilliant politician and a military genius that was brighter and more capable than the overwhelming majority of other Senators. His nature was kind, generous and inclined to forget grudges and turn enemies into friends, but he was also willing to be utterly ruthless.
When a senator fought back he was later forced to commit suicide by Nero. These two extracts are not just observations by Tacitus, but heavy criticisms against a man who was unworthy for his post. Tacitus stood against self - indulgence and extravagant displays of wealth as he saw these as being major flaws of the aristocracy and nobility. Although Tacitus was far more interested in moral behaviour, he saw these flaws as the basis for Rome's decline at the time of Nero. An example of this decaying Rome was in Ad60 when the people of Pompeii and Nuceria assaulted each other at the gladiatorial event.
So in reality by killing Caesar it wasn’t displaying loyalty and honor it was really showing stupidity. But Brutus’ tragic flaws are the real reason of his own downfall, as well as Rome’s. Unfortunately Rome’s downfall was because Brutus had caused his own downfall. It first started when the conspirators killed Caesar, but what had made the situation worse was allowing Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral. After the funeral the locals of Rome was so moved by Antony’s speech that they were in a blind fury and had to kill any conspirator that they had found, which ended up in the death of Cinna the poet.
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.