Brutus- Julius Caesar

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Kaitlyn Nelson English 10A – Hour 4 (Rice) Literary Analysis 11 November 2014 Truth of Brutus Shakespeare’s play, the Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is main focus is on the assassination of Julius Caesar. One of the characters involved in the assassination was, Brutus, a close friend to Julius Caesar. What would be a reason to kill a friend? After seeing Brutus’ relationship with Caesar, his involvement in the conspiracy and his role in the plot, the truth of Brutus is shared. Marcus Brutus, a close friend to Caesar, has a great relationship with Caesar but an even stronger relationship with the people of Rome. Brutus also loves Caesar but fears his power. In the early parts of the play, Brutus says to Cassius, “What means this shouting? I do fear the people do choose Caesar for their king… yet I love him well.” (Act 1, scene 2, 85-89), as he is speaking to Cassius. Brutus loves Caesar, but would not allow him to “climber-upward…He then unto the ladder turns his back… (Act 2, scene 1, 24, 26). The quote means that Brutus would not allow Caesar to rise to power and then turn his back onto the people of Rome. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, Brutus talks to Antony about Caesar’s death. “Our hearts you see not; they are pitiful; and pity to the general wrong of Rome…” (Act 3, scene 1, 185-186). 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. Brutus is noble to him and Caesar feels that he does the right
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