virtuous Julius Caesar

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Being virtuous is to show or have high moral standards. However, it is not easy for everyone to acquire this quality because it requires a great effort to be a virtuous and worthy individual.  In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus acquired a virtuous characteristic; however, he misused his certain qualities, such as being noble among people, loyalty to Rome and over confidence characteristics in assassinating Caesar, which led him to his destruction.                  To begin with, Marcus Brutus was a very noble person among the people of Rome, which slowly led him to his self-destruction. Because he was a noble person, he could easily persuade people. Although, he did not want to take part in the conspiracy against Caesar, he was persuaded by Cassius. Cassius knew if he persuaded Brutus, people would not make a great deal out of Caesar's death by Brutus because they believe in him, knew he was an honorable man and know he would not do anything wrong.  “That you do love me, I am nothing jealous./What you would want me to, I have some aim./How I have thought of this and of these times/I shall recount hereafter. For this present,/I would not, so with love I might entreat you,/Be any further moved. What you have said/I will consider, what you have to say/I will with patience hear, and find a time/Both meet to hear and answer such high things./Till then, my noble friend, chew upon this:/Brutus had rather be a villager/Than to repute himself a son of Rome”( I.ii.162-173). Though Brutus knew that he was being persuaded, he still fell for Cassius's words. Not only, he took part in the conspiracy but he actually killed Caesar for the good of Rome as he later realized that Caesar’s death would bring goodness in Rome.  He later spoke and said, “I say, that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. 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 (III. ii.20-23). Since he...
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