The Innocence of Brutus Essay

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The innocence of Brutus Brutus was not guilty when he killed Caesar. He was an honorable person to do such a brave thing. He didn’t just do it because of ambition, like what most people think, but he did it to save Rome. He cared about Rome and knew that Caesar wasn’t doing a good job at keeping the romans safe. Caesar was so ambitious that it wasn’t good for high power. Brutus said, “If then that a friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is the answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more… as Caesar loved me, I weep for him” (3.2.21-26). This shows that Brutus did it for the people and not for himself. Brutus was saddened to see his friend fall dead, but there was no other choice; Caesar was the ambitious person. He would only try to win the crowd and use them for his own good. The honorable Brutus saved Rome by killing Caesar. If Caesar didn’t need to die then why did he accept that he was going to die? Caesar said, “Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar.”(3.1.85) When he said that, he was saying that he was okay with dying by his friend, Brutus. Caesar knew about the Ides of March but never believed or gave any though to it, he just let it happen. If Caesar didn’t want to die then why didn’t he do anything to stop Brutus from killing him? Caesar was way too ambitious to have all of that power; Even Brutus saw it, by saying, “It must be by his death. And for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general. He would be crowned: how might that change his nature, there is the question… that his will he may do danger with. Th’abuse of greatness is when it disjoins” (2.1.10-19). Another point to add is how is the last stab to Caesar, from Brutus, the killing wound? Caesar was stabbed 32 other times by other conspirators who should be prosecuted. Caesar would have died without Brutus stabbing him. Therefore, Brutus

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