For if he wasn?t, then Brutus betrayed a man he loved in vain. He held that he was saving Rome form a tyrant when he plunged the knife into Caesar?s back, literally. It must be by his death: and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general. He would be crown'd: How that might change his nature, there's the question. ???????????????..
As a result, Brutus follows his close allies on the path he considered to be the most noble. Moreover, this characteristic of Brutus makes him weak enough to eventually rely solely on the Cassius’ judgment to take down Caesar. Another instance where Brutus exhibits such a credulous personality was his encounter with the letters from what he believes to belong to the Roman citizens. He discovers the letters of the supposed fears of the Roman citizens on Caesar’s ascendance to power. 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).
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.
It is said so repetitively that it sounds like he is still convincing himself of the righteousness of the act; however, this lends to his characterization as being honorable. Because Brutus goes through so much deliberation, it is revealed to the audience that Brutus is slaying Caesar not for personal motives: but for the good of Rome. The tragic flaw of naivety dooms Brutus to make a tragic error in judgment. He only joins the conspiracy because he is manipulated by C... ... middle of paper ... ...ng him or returning him to Rome in chains. Even his enemies, Antony and Octavius, recognize this after his suicide.
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. Brutus was a good leader. He was truthful and honourable. Brutus tries to justify his reason for killing Caesar and he says “not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more”. (III.i.21-22) It shows that his love for Rome was incomparable to anyone else and he slew Caesar not for his own greediness but for his love for Rome.
/ The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins / Remorse from power” (II.i.17-19). In this quote, Brutus fears what will become of Caesar if he becomes king. He worries that Caesar will become a tyrant and treat the people like slaves. Like a hero, he wants to defend the citizens from peril and conquer the villain. It is not that Caesar was the villain, but that he held the potential of danger.
However, Brutus slowly decides to part from his reasoning, and political views provided the love for Rome is astounding. Consequently, Brutus fell into the trap that Cassius plants for the individual, which was to kill Caesar and protect Rome to a greater extent. Unfortunately, Cassius presents a terrible mistake, the conspirators are all wrong. As much as Cassius
False rumors intentionally sprouted by good, trusty friend Iago bring about catastrophe as Othello jumps to conclusion and mistakenly murders his wife Desdemona. His estimation of Iago, blinding honor, and excessive jealousy, ultimately bring about his defeat and evident death. Undoubtedly Othello feels justification and sufficient evidence for his actions, thus not requiring further investigation. Trust and mutual affection are obvious and important qualities that exist between a leader and his loyal servants. Othello, a man of war is under the wrong idea that his servant Iago possesses these qualities, hailing him, “Iago is most honest (II, iii, 7).” Iago’s main focus is to betray and misinform his master in an attempt to bring about his downfall, while at the same time presenting a deceiving, innocent and reliable image, “I am not what I am (I, I, 66).”Othello’s central flaw is his belief in appearances, leading him to believe, and accept Iago’s accusations, “The Moor is of a free and open nature, / That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, / And will as tenderly be led by the nose / As asses are (I, iii, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ect such as a handkerchief, outraging both Othello’s personal sense of propriety and all his canons of probability (Levin Harry).
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. Cassius is the main reason as to why Brutus believes this and that is because Cassius tricked him into joining the conspiracy. By saying, “Give me your hands all over (II, i, 112),” Brutus joins the conspiracy thinking everyone wants to kill Caesar for the good of Rome, when they are really doing it for power. This is a prime example of Brutus’s loyalty being taken advantage of. Having been tricked, his wife dying, and his death, Brutus had the biggest downfall of all the characters in the play.
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.