The Honorable Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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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. Brutus loved Caesar as a close friend would love, but Caesar was growing close to becoming a king, and Brutus feared for the Republic. “What means this shouting? I do fear the people choose Caesar for their king.” (I, ii, 85-86) Cassius…show more content…
This is Brutus’ philosophy when he convinces theconspirators not to kill Antony. “Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius, to cut the headoff and then hack the limbs, like wrath in death and envy afterwards; for Antony is but a limb of Caesar” (II, i, 175-179) Since all the conspirators wanted Brutus’ help they follow what Brutussays and does. Brutus does not wish to spill more blood than has already been spilt. He is defending that which will be left of the remnants of Caesar after they kill him. This is honorable in a abnormal way; Brutus is possibly trying to make up for what he plans to do. Not to kill Antony would be like saving the limbs of Caesar and offering him a quick…show more content…
One idea in hisspeech stands out more than all the others. “If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I lovedRome more.” (III, ii, 19-24) Again, Brutus speaks of his love for Rome, and those of Rome.Brutus has the same love for Caesar as Antony did, but Brutus cared more for Caesar thenAntony ever could. In may be that killing Caesar was not pure, but Brutus’ intentions were as pure as possible. He believed he was doing the right thing and that makes Brutus more honorablethen any of the other men who conspired against

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