the mamba

Topics: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, William Shakespeare Pages: 2 (451 words) Published: October 26, 2014
In Opinion to Brutus being a patriot or a betrayer, I believe that he was a betrayer due to the fact that he trusted a man that he had barely even knew. Instead of trusting the man who knew him the longest he had believed in the fake evidence that was given to him. Also, in that case he wanted the honor rather than the humanity being a crucial reason on why he had turned on his best friend. “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight. This quote can be assimilated to Brutus in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. In a way he died as a hero but he did live long enough and saw himself becoming the villain. Throughout the play, Brutus had been consumed in a lot of drama and deaths. The readers can tell the internal arguments he has with himself about it too. In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, there are many tragic deaths, drama, and heroes and villains. The question is, is Brutus the hero or is Brutus the villain. Brutus is an honorable man in this play but when Cassius, one of the main characters, and villain from the play, points out to Brutus why he doesn’t like Caesar, Brutus starts analyzing it. Then his first internal argument in the play starts to form. "Men at some times are masters of their fates. / The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves, that we are underlying. / Brutus and Caesar- what should be in that "Caesar"? / Why should that name be sounded more than yours?” Brutus starts to over think things and complicates himself even more than it already was. Although, Brutus was a man that was more associated with honor than he was with anything else, He was still a humane person who knew the difference in good and bad or the right and wrong. However, recently he had been through a lot of internal conflicts and he couldn’t tell the difference between those four things anymore. He had probably wanted to seek revenge and anything that was presented to him, he had...
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