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 Dark Side of Brutus in Julius Caesar Brutus is considered the tragic hero because his attributes of being a good friend and a trustworthy person, his flaws includes trusting others too much and poor judgment; also his role in the play in Julius Caesar is being a back stabber and trusting Antony, this is what caused him being a tragic hero for Julius Caesar. Brutus had a handful of qualities; a couple of them were being a good friend and a trustworthy person. He had these attributes of being a good friend. An example is, when the conspirators wanted to kill Mark Antony, Brutus objected to it. This clearly shows how when it comes to being a loyal person to a friend he is there.
Aside from being highly respected, Brutus was perceived as wise. After Caesar’s death while preparing for war against Antony, Brutus and Cassius began a quarrel near their generals and troops. Brutus presents his wiseness when he asked Cassius to meet him inside his tent so their army won’t hear (IV.ii.42-480). If Brutus had allowed Cassius and him to argue outside their tent their army would have heard; consequently, the ar... ... middle of paper ... ...nt on Brutus seemed to be good friends with Caesar to his face, but behind his back hated the way he ran Rome. He specifically hated Caesar for preparing to destroy the republic.
Brutus loved Caesar but feared his powers. Brutus advocates peace, freedom, and liberty, for all Romans, which shows that Brutus is an altruistic as well as an honorable man. Not that Brutus loved Caesar Less but he loved Rome more. Brutus had honored Caesar but Brutus felt that Caesar was too ambitious. He also felt that Caesar made the Romans as slaves.
Julius Caesar was loved because of major conquests and love for his people. He helps the people when he was alive and after his death. As a man in power, he had many enemies but never wasted bloodshed based on suspicions. Brutus tells the Romans that Caesar’s ambition was the cause of his death; however, Caesar was not ambitious, but had hubris. Brutus believes he was thinking on behalf of Rome’s common good.
Marc Antony was an amazing character who always believed in doing the best for the state of Rome and Caesar, but even the best had their pitfalls. Another weakness that was often attributed to Marc Antony was his inability to act to save Caesar. But even then, this can be seen as the strength of timing to some. Harold Bloom says it best when he states, “Mark Antony was a loving and loyal follower of Caesar’s… But Mark Antony does not seem to come to himself until his great funeral oration, in which … Mark Antony starts a spirit of mischief abroad and incites the gathered mob to rise against the conspirators” (Bloom 14) This could be attributed to his strategy to gain power in the Roman empire. Even as he had his weaknesses, his loyalty to Caesar and his skill as an orator kept him on the side of good in the minds of the Romans.
Brutus is classified as the tragic hero of “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare because he is blinded by single-minded focus on personal ethics that combined with a tragic flaw dooms him to make a serious error in judgment; however, he himself maintains his morals and his spirit lives on. Brutus’s relentless determination for the greater good of Rome contributes to his identification as the tragic hero. Even though Brutus is not a good judge of character, all of Brutus’ actions are intended for benefit others. He truly believed that if the conspirators “motives” are pure —as he was “sure they” were—they “bear fire enough” to sustain unwavering loyalty for the cause without need for an oath (2.1.127-132). Brutus articulates this to maintain the integrity of the act for both the conspirators, and the audience.
/ Know you how much the people may be moved / By that which he will utter?” (III, 1, 232-235) Brutus placed his trust in one of his greatest enemies. Cassius understood this, but Brutus could not because he was blinded by his trust in Antony’s words. If Brutus were more conservative with whom he trusted, his future and the future of Rome would have been substantially different from what is presented in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Brutus not only had a character flaw, but h... ... middle of paper ... ...Brutus acted out of his allegiance to Rome, not out of hate, and did what he thought was right. Most everyone knew this.
His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, "this was a man." In conclusion I do believe that Brutus was the noblest Roman of them all I think the servant speaking in act 3 scene 1 described Brutus perfectly "Brutus is noble, wise, valiant and honest." However although he was noble and had the very best of intentions he was ultimately naÃ¯ve and too trusting. His realism overcame his reason and he paid the price for it.
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.