Period 2, English 2
June 8, 2013
In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus tends to be the most complicated character of the story. Brutus supports the republic and system of government guided by the votes of the Senators. He does not however, support a dictatorship as Brutus says, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king.” (Act 1, scene _, lines 84-85). Brutus clearly shows that he is a well-respected public figure, a genius military leader, and a loving friend. Brutus’ gullibility is ironically one of his purest character traits yet his most fatal flaw, which later led him to death.
The recognition of Brutus is acknowledged throughout the play. He is also a kind master to his servants as well as a superior friend. He keeps his servant busy yet he still feels indebted to keep him well nourished. Brutus is the truest friend anyone could ever have. The only thing that surpasses his love for his friends is his love for Rome. He has complete trust for a friend and he is also trustworthy to one. Caesar's relationship with Brutus is also strong. Just allowing Brutus to speak to Caesar shows his respect for Brutus. Caesar feels that Brutus is noble to him and does the right thing regardless of personal danger. On the Ides of March, as Caesar was assassinated, his last line was, “Et tu, Brute?—Then fall, Caesar.” (Act _, scene_, lines…..). This shows that Caesar would not die without Brutus’ stab. Caesar sees that there must be a noble reason for the assassination if Brutus was in it, Although Brutus failed to realize not everybody is as noble, and pure as he himself. Marcus Brutus had a very important role in the conspiracy against Caesar. He was the “back-bone” of the plan. According to Cassius, Brutus’ main purpose in the conspiracy is for an insurance policy. The people will think, since Brutus is noble to Caesar, that there is good reason for Caesar’s assassination....
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