The final mistake was his battle plan. Every one does make mistakes sometimes, but mistakes Brutus made where plainly stupid. I feel the first mistake was Brutus joining the conspirators in the first place. His mine was easily manipulated by the conspirators. 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.
269). With the murder of Julius Caesar, the conspirators disrupt the status quo and the stability of conventionality. This relates directly with Russell’s assertion that a mob that has been pushed out of its comfort zone will react violently to the originator of thus mentioned change. In this example, Brutus and the conspirators who murdered Caesar are the innovators since they disrupted the status quo, which was Caesar’s presence in the Senate. However, one can analyze the same situation and reverse the roles.
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.
But Brutus and the other conspirators had claimed that Caesar was just about to claim himself the king of Rome. When one has claimed themselves the king of Rome the people of Rome have the right to kill that person. So by saying this when the conspirators knew that Caesar was about to claim the thrown they strike and kill him. But another one of Brutus’ traits has now appeared, loyalty. Loyalty and honor are the only tragic flaws that Brutus has but these are the reason that he has killed Caesar.
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.
The play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is renowned throughout the world. This tragedy tell the story of the conspiracy to murder Julius Caesar and the results afterwards. Of all the characters in the play, I find Marcus Brutus to be the most interesting. Time and time again Brutus is convinced and persuaded into decisions. At the times when he actually does make a decision on his own, it ends badly.
Caesar was getting so popular with the people that they wanted to crown him king, which would mean he would have absolute power. Brutus knew this, and so he convinced himself that he needed to kill Caesar for once Caesar was king, the absolute power would corrupt him and he would become a tyrant, doing whatever he pleased. Brutus “But for the general. He would be crown’d: How that might change his nature, there’s the question: It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, And that craves wary walking. Crown him that; And then, I grant, we put a sting in him, That at his will he may do danger with.
So after writing him fake letters from citizens convincing him to be the ruler, he joined in the conspiracy and they decided they had to assassinate Caesar. Brutus helped assassinate his friend because he believed it was for the good of Rome, because Caesar was a very bad ruler. The people of Rome, however, led by a friend of Caesar named Marc Antony, ran the conspirators out of town for doing such a tedious deed. After this, Antony and Brutus got into a war, and Brutus ended up killing himself. Brutus is a tragic hero because he is the character that made an error of judgment and brought on a tragedy.
The story Julius Caesar takes place from forty-five B.C to forty-three B.C, and revolves around the main character Marcus Junius Brutus. Who is torn between what is right and what he believes is right, when it comes to killing Caesar. And he eventually ends up getting dragged into a conspiracy by Caius Cassius who plans to kill Julius Caesar because of his large growth in power. After being drawn into the conspiracy Brutus becomes in charge of what decisions the conspiracy will make, and incidents happen that could have been prevented because of Brutus’s feeble-mindedness. Decius one of the conspirators eventually lures Caesar to the senate house, even though Caesar was warned by both Artemidorus and Calpurnia’s dream.
As the battle comes to a close, it becomes clear that the corrupt and appalling actions that had previously taken place had been rectified when supporters will triumph and many conspirators take their own lives as their army crumbles. Speaking of corruption, by the time of the play’s start the Republic is rank with fraud and manipulation. The reader is introduced not to a democracy, but to a tyrannical government controlled by an ever exploitive Caesar. Caesar’s overwhelming obsession with power tempted him to abuse his position of power, a temptation that was too much f... ... middle of paper ... ...th guilt, greed, and remorse (Henze). It is clear that the longing for power was the source of the sequence of events that lead to the death of Brutus.