When Antony spoke at Caesar’s funeral Brutus trusted him not to blame the conspirators for Julius Caesar’s death. Antony in fact said the conspirators were behind Julius’s death. Another example of Brutus being too trusting is when Brutus trusted Cassius about killing Julius to save Rome from tyranny. "Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more"(Julius Caesar-Brutus). Afterwards Brutus did feel terrible about killing his beloved friend as if anyone would.
List of characters in Julius Caesar Play Brutus - A supporter of the republic who believes strongly in a government guided by the votes of senators. While Brutus loves Caesar as a friend, he opposes the ascension of any single man to the position of dictator, and he fears that Caesar aspires to such power. Brutus’s inflexible sense of honor makes it easy for Caesar’s enemies to manipulate him into believing that Caesar must die in order to preserve the republic. While the other conspirators act out of envy and rivalry, only Brutus truly believes that Caesar’s death will benefit Rome. Unlike Caesar, Brutus is able to separate completely his public life from his private life; by giving priority to matters of state, he epitomizes Roman virtue.
The main conflict in the Julius Caesar play is between Brutus and Mark Anthony, although others are involved such as Octavius, Cassius amongst others they are not as significant. The conflict between these two men arises after the murder of Caesar. Although both men are close friends of Caesar their conflict is to do with different loyalties. Anthony’s loyal to Caesar even after his death as if Caesar is as eternal as Rome, whereas Brutus puts the interests of his countrymen above that of his friend and is a loyal son to Rome. Shakespeare portrays Brutus as a noble and honourable man, who is much loved by the people and senate.
He single-handedly (in a metaphorical sense) brought on his death and Caesar’s death by agreeing to help the conspirators. Without Brutus, they would not have assassinated Caesar. They needed him due to his popularity among the people and his close relationship with Caesar. “Men at some time are masters of their fates: /The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, /But in ourselves that we are underlings. /Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that "Caesar"?
This is evident throughout the entire poem when he does nothing but stand by his son. Then on the other hand, there are kings like King Creon from the play “Antigone” written by Sophocles. Creon is such a cruel king that his followers, and his family resent him. These two men are both of equal character, but their followers view them in completely different ways. Priam is a believer of his gods, and his
Brutus, the honorable man In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus, one of the key conspirators in the murder of Caesar, was an honorable man. Brutus had an internal conflict; he could either be loyal to hisfriend Caesar, or to Rome. He was honorable because he betrayed his friend out of the love for the greater good & the Republic. Brutus was honorable because he did what he thought wasright, and for that Brutus deserved honor. Throughout Julius Caesar there are many examples of Brutus displaying his honor.
Julius Caesar: The Development of Mark Antony In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the author writes the Character “Mark Antony” very well. In the beginning of the play Antony is a very good friend of Caesar and watches out for him. He treats Caesar as a father with great respect. Antony is very loyal to Caesar and he does everything in his power to make Caesar happy, for example while he runs the race in the beginning of the play, he touches Caesars wife so that she may be fertilized. After Caesar is killed, Antony becomes very mournful and outrage by the treachery of the conspirators that killed Caesar.
Brutus was a betrayer. They might think that Brutus was a patriot because he was made to believe that he was the one to save his country and was the noblest of all men. But he betrays his friend Cassius because he believes he is better than everyone else because a few people think that he should be king and not Caesar. Brutas acts like Caesar’s friend and then kills him because Brutas felt that he would be more fit as a ruler. So in the end he follows through with his plan and betrays and kills Caesar.
Leonardo Sanchez English 2 HP Ms. Gassaway December 2013 Biggest Backstabber Ever or Roman Hero? “Honor can be a man’s best present to a friend for honor is not what we find in most friends.” (Anonymous) The decision to stab a friend isn’t easy, like Brutus, in the play, he had to decide whether he was loyal to the Roman Republic or loyal to his friend, Julius Caesar. In William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a conspirator, Brutus, is supposed to be Caesar’s friend but Brutus ends up stabbing his friend literally and figuratively, but Brutus says things throughout the play that shows he is honorable, loyal, and a stoic person. He says, "I love the name of honor more than I fear death" (I, ii, 88-89) to Cassius, which shows he is honorable. If Brutus wasn’t honorable, he wouldn’t have fallen into Cassius hands and join his side.
But Caesar really loved Rome that anything happened in Rome good or bad affected him. Like Antony said “When the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. In other words Antony is just saying that Caesar really loved and cared about Rome no matter what. Lastly in Act 3 Scene 2 Mark Antony has now seen the assassination of his dear beloved Caesar and he wants to say a speech at his funeral. But in order to do this he must get in the good graces of the conspirators; therefore Rome can know what happen to their beloved Caesar.