Throughout the play, Brutus shows very knowledgeable, perceptive, and noble qualities toward the Roman Democracy. At first glance, Brutus is condemned for murdering his best friend, which is a hard concept to comprehend as being noble, but all that he did, he did for the good of Rome. Furthermore, Antony’s opinion of Brutus changes from pure despite and detestation, to honor, and respect, after he realizes the reasoning that Brutus had “‘Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more./ Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves,/ Than that Caesar were dead and live all free men?’” (III.ii.21-22). This statement is spoken to the crowd, in regards to the assassination of Caesar. Here, Brutus is explaining to the people that he did not kill Caesar for his own personal gain, but for the good of Rome.
Undeniably, Caesar was a great general who found out early in his military career that his strength was in leading and executing his plans. Moreover, his most memorable battle was against the Gaul. Adrian Goldsworthy suggests that “Caesar was as much- or even more- a politician as he was a general” (Goldsworthy 1). His political connections helped him climb the ladder, but his military expertise had his name on every Romans lips. However, Caesar was ruthless to his enemies, but due to his fearlessness and slow advances on the battlefield, he single-handedly doubled the size of Rome with the defeat of Gaul.
Eventually, a new ruler was coming into play, Augustus. When Augustus came to power Cicero was killed. He had done all he could to promote the country he loved. His opinions exacted too much influence over the Roman people. He loved his country too much, and basically died for his ideas and opinions.
It is ironic as Caesar and Brutus were close friends and since Brutus stabbed him this makes Brutus Caesar’s angle of death. Antony uses repetition to persuade the audience “Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man”-(Lines 83-84/90-91/95-96). This is to makes the people question Brutus’ honor and if Caesar was truly ambitious. Brutus also uses repetition in this speech; “For him have I offended”- (Lines26-27/28/29/32) followed by a gesture about rome. He does this to convince the people that they should not be offended by him because he killed Caesar, as he does this with Rome’s best interest at heart.
In the first century BC, Roman military commander Julius Caesar, engendered by his obsession with complete supremacy and glory, rose to prominence in the Roman political scene by manipulating those who surrounded him, ultimately reorientating the structure of Roman governance permanently. Born into Roman nobility, Caesar initially gained power by taking advantage of the Roman political climate with both his military and oratory skills. Gradually, by way of a series of calculative political moves, Caesar not only furthered his status but also ensured the longevity of his final position of dictator in Rome. However, his tenure as perpetual dictator was halted by his assassination in 44 BC, the result of several years of abusive control and rule.
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... ... middle of paper ... ...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 went first and used "Romans, countrymen and lovers" He puts Romans first as he killed Caesar for the good of Rome. He manipulates the crowd by asking rhetorical questions that say either you love Caear, or the love you freedom. But you can not have both speak no or forever hold your peace. Brutus knew that the Romans were proud of they freedom and their society so this question justified the killing. He says that Caesar was ambitious and it was only a matter of time before Rome was taken over.
What would cause a person to kill a close friend? He joined the conspiracy in order to help the Romans get rid of Caesar. Brutus would not allow Caesar to rise to power and then turn his back onto the people of Rome. Brutus had a strong relationship with Caesar but a stronger relationship with Rome and its people. Brutus loved Caesar but feared his powers.
Caesar had finally returned to Rome in triumph as a great power in politics and military. Back in Rome, the new leader, Caesar, was named Dictator Perpetuus. As the new dictator, Caesar established many new reforms to help the Populare faction. He ruled without regard to the senate and tried to give himself more power. This made him very unpopular with the senate and the Optimate faction and they feared he would become too powerful.
The Life of Julius Caesar Julius Caesar is and was one of the most influential people in history. He created laws, stuck wars, and developed new strategies for leadership and battles. "Caesar is widely considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses of all time, as well as a brilliant politician and one of the ancient world's strongest leaders (Julius Caesar pg.1)." He transformed the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire and he extended his land all the way through Gaul to The Atlantic Ocean, as well as fighting a civil war and being proclaimed as dictator for life. Julius Caesar was born in Rome to a patrician family.