He is gullible because he is easily manipulated and he will believe almost anything. When asked to join the plot against Caesar, he first does not want to, but then he finds the "notes" in his window and then tells himself that he needs to do this. After reading the notes Brutus said in Act 2 Scene 1, "O Rome, I make thee promise, if the redress will follow, thou receivest thy full petition at the hand of Brutus! "(Line 56-58) Everything Cassius tells him about Caesar he begins to believe just because what other people are telling him. His downfall is that he does not think for himself, his decisions are rather based on what other people tell him to do.
In lines 90-91 of Act 1, Scene 2, Brutus says, “For let the gods so speed me as I love the name of honor more than I fear death.” This states that not only would Brutus take someone’s life for the good of Rome, he would also give his own. He would rather die with dignity, than run from death. An actual evil man would be Cassius, who cares solely about his own personal needs and nothing else. Brutus, however, was truly in the conspiracy only to benefit Rome. Once Brutus had convinced himself that there was no other way to handle the matter of Caesar’s corruption of power, he refused to hurt anyone else.
He is already a man distrusted by the conspirators for his friendship with Caesar. Brutus lets him speak at Caesar's funeral, but only after Brutus, a great orator in his own right, has spoken first to "show the reason of our Caesar's death." Brutus makes it clear that Antony may speak whatever good he wishes of Caesar so long as he speaks no ill of the conspirators. But Antony has two advantages over Brutus: his subterfuge and his chance to have the last word. It's safe to say that Antony makes the most of his opportunity.
He makes the plebeian’s think he loves Caesar, then switches sides and says he loves Brutus. Antony makes them think about what they really want and really believe. He convinces the plebeian’s to do his “dirty work.” Antony declares “…Mischief, thou art afoot” (III, ii, 257). The plebeian’s thought they were doing a good thing for Rome, when they were just doing Antony’s work so he did not have too. Antony’s charismatic abilities make him the best leader Rome could ever have.
‘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 publically confesses his love for Rome, and by doing so, he reveals that he holds the welfare of the people over his own desires because he knew that assassinating Caesar would make him lose everything. Altruism is the rejection of one’s own desires for selfless concern of the well-being of others. The intentions of Brutus were purely altruistic, and altruism is the highest form of nobility. In Act III, sc. I, line 77 of the play, Brutus delivers Caesars deathblow at which point Caesar exclaimed: “Et the Brute!
Also to know if he can be convinced Caesar was meant to be killed. Is so, Mark Antony will love dead Caesar not nearly as much as living Brutus, and with true faith he’ll follow the destiny and affairs of noble Brutus through the difficulties of this unprecedented state of affairs. BRUTUS Thy master is a wise and valiant Roman. I never thought him worse. Tell him, so please him come unto this place, He shall be satisfied and, by my honor, Depart untouched.Meaning: Brutus says how wise and honorable a Roman Mark Antony is.
But due to Brutus being mislead and easily manipulated by Cassius, Brutus would be a more suitable leader to lead Post-Caesar Rome than Cassius, but not to convincingly lead the conspiracy against Caesar. But neither are able to lead the conspiracy and Rome as a whole. Both Cassius and Brutus are friends of Caesar, Brutus respects and loves Caesar but he believes that he would bring chaos to the state of Rome, in comparison to Cassius whom he despises out of jealously and resents the fact that Caesar shows him no favour and is clearly envious of Caesar's growing power and popularity. In the first Act of the play, Cassius was clearly trying to persuade Brutus into removing Caesar from power, but Brutus is uncertain to do so, as he loves Caesar out of respect. " I would not Cassius, yet I love him well..Set honour in one eye and death I'th' other And I will look on both indifferently.." This shows that Brutus is indecisive of Caesar and is unfazed by Cassius's attempt to manipulate him to conspire against Caesar.
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
He appeals to their emotions by saying that his love to Caesar was no less than that of any dear friend of Caesar’s and that he did this “not that I loved Caesar less but that I loved Rome more. Through this he wants to show that he did not kill Caesar out a jealous rage but rather he did it for the better of the Roman people. This is effective in bringing a solid reasoning to his seemingly crazed killing. Brutus now continues by suggesting that if Caesar were to live they would all become slaves. He questions if anybody there “is so base that would