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Shakespeare was a talented writer who wrote about common themes of love, loss, betrayal, loyalty and others of that sort. When Shakespeare wrote the play Julius Caesar he was not really writing about Caesar at all but actually writing about the struggles, internally and externally, of Brutus as he decides to betray his friend for what he believes is for the good of his country. The play is also about the after effects of Brutus’ and the conspirators’ decision and how they attempt to survive with all of Rome calling for their blood. Brutus was a man who was patriotic enough to kill a friend for the good of his country, was a compassionate leader who truly cared for those under his command, and a noble man of birth and moral, even through all the hard times he went through those traits never wavered or changed. Brutus was a patriotic man and would do things for his country that he would never do for himself. While the other conspirators were plotting to kill Caesar for power or revenge Brutus was did it what he believed was the good of Rome. “If it be for the general good, set honor in one eye and death in the other.” (act 1, scene 2) That wish for the good of Rome was enough to make him turn his back on his friend and plot his murder. “Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men?” (act 3, scene 2) This was Brutus’ speech to the people of Rome as he tried to explain to them that he did not kill Caesar out of hatred but for the betterment of them,, the people of Rome. So while most of the characters were fueled by greed or revenge Brutus was led by an inner sense of patriotism. Brutus was a compassionate leader who truly cared about his servants and his troops. While in his house he treated his servants with respect. “Get you to bed again; it is not day”(act 2 scene1) this quote shows the Brutus’

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