Tending to Caesar’s glories, which Mark Antony By our permission is allowed to make. I do entreat you, not a man depart, Save I alone till Antony have spoke.” In other words this quote is Brutus speaking to the people of Rome telling them that Antony is about to come out and give a speech. But Brutus is telling the Roman people that Antony is going to just pay his respects to Caesars corpse and speak of Caesar’s glories but with their actual permission and rules. Mark Antony in Act 3 Scene 2 was telling the people of Rome that Caesar wasn’t perfect but was a very good man an honest. But Caesar really loved Rome that anything happened in Rome good or bad affected him.
He is not looking to persuade the crowd instead he is looking to tell the people why he did it. He speaks of his love for Rome and how Caesar was greedy and ambitious. Though, through his speech he is very repetitive and formal. In this he distances himself from the public. Also, in his high-minded approach he starts to talk in third person, explaining that he did this not against Caesar, but for Rome.
So in the end he follows through with his plan and betrays and kills Caesar. First, people may argue that Brutas was a patriot. They would think this because he was just freely speaking his mind and not trying to be like a dictator. The people would think that he was a brave soul because he was willing to speak his
/ It is not for your health, thus to commit / your weak condition to the raw cold morning.” (II, i; 234-236) Brutus is a loving character through this quote because normally in that time, women weren’t as well recognized as now but Brutus really cares ad loves his wife. Another one of Brutus’s characteristics/actions that make him as the hero of the play is that when he initially he wants to join the conspiracy, he has a different reason to kill Caesar. He doesn’t do it for greed and envy but it’s rather explained in the following quote: “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (III.ii:21-22). Even though Brutus makes wrong decisions, he didn’t want to kill people as much as a person like Cassius wants to. Also, Brutus is
Marcus Brutus was in fact one of the conspirators that murdered Caesar. However, his actions are justified because he makes his decision with Rome's best interests in mind. One of Brutus' characteristics that plays a key part in this is his extraordinary patriotism. Brutus is shown as an influential man who loves his country and will do just about anything to protect it. Unlike the other conspirators, Brutus was not power hungry nor did he choose to kill Caesar for personal gain and selfish desires.
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.
‘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
The Most Honorable Man Being ethical, patriotic, reasonable, and showing selflessness are just a few characteristics of an honorable man, but still honor is in the eye of the beholder. After the death of respected Julius Caesar, the fight for power exposes the veracious side of Roman figures. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, examines the struggles for the title of the noblest Roman between ethical Marcus Brutus and other power thirsty Romans to reveal the most honorable man. The actions Brutus takes are for the betterment and love for Rome. Likewise, Antony’s motivation is his loyalty to Caesar; he does not stop until he avenges Caesar’s death.
Brutus, an honorable person, was accused of being a bad person because of Cassius. Brutus really is honorable and loyal, but the bad thing was that he made himself look bad which was his fault for being so gullible. There's a reason Antony calls Brutus the "noblest Roman,” he stands up for what he believes in, risks his life for Rome, and doesn't seem to be concerned with personal
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.