had you rather Caesar living and die all slaves than that Caesar were dead to live all freemen? "(Act 3-Scene 2 Lines 21-24). Brutus was afraid of what would happen to Rome if Caesar was in power, Caesar would of forgotten where he came from and would change the government to a dictatorship. Brutus was a master to the people of Rome and he wanted to keep everyone happy and wanted to keep the republicans respectful towards him and the rest of the government. Brutus was a noble man that always stood up for what he believed in, was not concerned with personal gain and risked his own life for Rome.
Diomedes immediately retaliates, “Desert – if your spirit drives you…but the rest…will hold out until we’ve plundered Troy” (Il 9.48-53). Diomedes understands that Troy is destined to fall, and to abandon siege now would to fail both his troops and his countrymen. Instead of succumbing to the whims of his ruler, Diomedes buoys the morale of the soldiers and essentially saves the Achaean cause due to his effective leadership and brave affirmation of his rightful opinion. Similarly, after the
Before Act3 Scene 2 Mark Anthony seems like a bit of a coward and Caesar’s puppet, he lacks confidence as he seems to always agree with Caesar and gives the impression that he doesn’t take life seriously, loves partying and envoy’s the company of women. Not something a brave roman would do in those days. This could have been an act for it most certainly saved his life as Cassius would have had him killed with Caesar but for Brutus who underestimated him and refers to him “he can do….head is off”, (Act,2,sc1,.182:183) where Brutus believes Anthony to be useless without Caesar. Anthony proves to be very clever in the moments after Caesars death and very sneakily convinces the conspirators
Brutus says that Antony cannot see the conspirator’s hearts, which are all full of pity. Again, this shows how Brutus’ love for Caesar can’t match the love he has for Rome. This is one of the only reasons that Brutus would conspire against Caesar. For Brutus says to himself, “I know no personal cause to spurn at him… How that might change his nature…” (Act 2, scene 1, 1, 13) Caesar’s relationship with Brutus is also strong. Caesar allowing Brutus to speak to him shows his respect for Brutus.
Venus appears to him at that moment and persuades him to not kill Helen because she is not responsible; the Goddess explains that this was caused by “the harsh will of the gods.” Being the pious and obedient man that he is, Aeneas obeys his mother and escapes the city along with his father, Anchises, his son, Ascanius, and other surviving citizens. He continues to relate the different ordeals they faced on their journey and how multiple times they attempted to build a new city but after the loss of his father Anchises and the terrible storm he arrived at
Acts of piety are in abundance because of this knowledge meaning that anyone who avoids these essential offerings has sealed their fate. King Melanos of Sparta explains this principle as he describes to Telemachus his experience of being stranded on the island of Pharos with no hope escape. The god of the island Proteus eventually informs Melanos of the need to provide Zeus and the other gods a “handsome sacrifice” before voyaging back home in order to ensure a rapid journey. Proteus continues by stating that “It’s not your destiny yet to see your loved one..” implying that Melanos has the power to make returning home his destiny. Not only is Proteus reminding Melanos how vital sacrifices are, he’s also suggesting the gods intended for him to return, but he robbed himself of a peaceful return with his mistakes.
‘Let’s kill him boldly, but not wrathfully…carve him as a dish fit for the gods’ the use of a metaphor reveals that his intentions are not to kill Caesar out of spite but instead with regret and considers Caesar as a person of a respectful status. Brutus states ‘…not that I loved Caesar less, but that I love Rome more’ and through this elevates his loyalty to the country and the self-justification provides evidence towards the
Brutus declares that he never upset Caesar, and he cried for Caesar, was happy for his greatness, and that he honored him, but he had to kill him because of his ambition. He says that the reason for killing Caesar was his love for the people and of Rome. He justifies his actions by saying that he didn’t love Caesar, "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more." For anyone that was insulted by his speech he wondered if, as Romans who love their freedom, they could be offended or reject
Although he did murder Julius Caesar, it was for the good of Rome, not to deceive Caesar. Everything that he did was for the benefit of someone else. Even though he killed Antony's best friend, Antony still recognized Brutus as "the noblest Roman of them all." He does this in Act 5, Scene 5, after Brutus' death because Brutus the only conspirator that actually killed Caesar because he "loved Caesar less but loved Rome more." He cared more about others than he did himself.
Brutus also declares to himself that his role in the conspiracy is to save Rome. He says to the people that, "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 Since Brutus "...loved Rome more. "(Act 3,scene2, ll.23-24), he decided to be a part