Friends, Romans, countrymen, please lend me your attention;
I have come to this burial today solely to speak about our dear friend Brutus. Brutus was a man of much sympathy and gratefulness, whose heart led him to do what he believed, was best for his people. Brutus was a loving friend, a great military leader, and an all around wonderful person. Although some may not be fond of Brutus and his regretted actions, I am here today to praise him and inform everyone about how good of a person he really was.
Initially, Brutus was a man for the people who did what he believed was necessary. Although Cassius had forced Brutus into thinking that Caesar was in fact ambitious, Brutus believed him and thought that by murdering Caesar, it would save the lives of the Roman people in the long run. Whereas many of the conspirators killed Caesar because they feared the possibility of him becoming too powerful, Brutus killed him so you, your children, and your grandchildren would be able to someday live freely. Brutus loved Caesar dearly, in yet he still had the Roman people in his heart as his first priority. O dear Romans; Does having an interest in the lives of your citizens make a person someone to not be fond of? Some people were not fond of dear Brutus, so therefore Brutus must not have been a good person.
Additionally, Brutus died for his people. If you recall the speech Brutus recited following the death of Caesar, you will remember something that Brutus promised you all. Brutus ended that speech saying “With this I depart, that, as I slew my best lover for the good of Rome, I have the same dagger for myself when it shall please my country to need my death.” Did Brutus not fulfill his promise? We had all been at war just a few days ago, and Brutus realized that the only way lives could be saved was to kill himself, which would then end the battles. Brutus did as he promised by killing himself with the very dagger he had used to kill Caesar, only because it would “please...