Going back to Caesar’s last words, “Et tu Brute? Then fall, Caesar!” you can start to put an image in your head. Imagine that you were randomly being stabbed by the people you thought liked you so much that they actually wanted to king you. Not only were you stabbed once, but a painful 33 times. And to really put the cherry on top, the last person to stab you was supposedly one of your closest friends. Torturous much? It doesn’t stop yet. You dedicate your last words of the feelings of defeat and utter betrayal to your close friend. It almost seems as if Caesar was reaching out to the morality of Brutus, Caesar desperately wanted Brutus to know that he was important to him, and that there is almost nothing else that could have pained him so much than to be stabbed lastly by someone that he thought was so close.
Once again, bringing it back to Caesar’s last words, “Et tu, Brute?” is just the English what the translator decided to write. Different translations say something like, “You too, young man?” or “You too, my son?” A popular belief is that Brutus is actually Caesar’s illegitimate son, as some say there is historical proof that Brutus’ mother and Caesar once intimately loved each other. For this to happen Caesar would have to be only 15 when Brutus was born, so it is found unlikely by many. Whether or not Brutus and Caesar were kin by blood, it is still known that they had an in depth relationship with each other.
After Caesar’s death, there are oodles of complications. After Antony had given his speech, the crowd rioted and