Was Brutus a traitorous villain or selfless hero?
Brutus was definitely the main villain in the story of Julius Caesar. Brutus was an evil man. He plotted against his own best friend, one that he loved very dearly. But using the excuse that killing Caesar was for the good of all Rome proves one thing. Although it may seem that this is a perfectly fine reason to kill someone, it isn’t. Plotting against someone who completely trusts and loves you is never the right thing to do. Also, Brutus had been tempted into doing this treacherous act by someone else. You should never believe what someone else is saying to you, because they may just be trying to change your opinion.
He was tempted into doing this horrifying act by a cunning and dangerous man. He fell into the trap. If Brutus had been a true friend, or even just a man with the right morals, he would never have even considered it, or even stood to listen to the lies and deceit. Antony had even confirmed this fact, by saying, “For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar’s angel. Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him! This was the most unkindest cut of all. For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms, Quite vanquished him. Then burst his mighty heart.” (Antony. Act 3. Scene 2. 172-177) Antony had indeed proven that Brutus had been a great friend to Caesar, and even Caesar had been surprised that Brutus had been one of the ones plotting against him. “Et tu, Brute?” (Caesar. Act 3. Scene 1. 77) Caesar had loved and trusted Caesar so much, and with his dying breath, he had showed his disappointment and hurt. Someone who has betrayed you will always be a traitor, and can not possibly be shown as a hero.
Brutus had said, “If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.” (Brutus. Act 3. Scene 2. 18-20) Brutus believed that he was helping Rome, but in fact, after Marc Antony’s speech,...
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