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Character Analysis of Brutus in Julius Ceasar William Shakespeares play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar The character who was in charge of the assassination was ironically Marcus Brutus a friend to Julius Caesar What would cause a person to kill a close friend After examining Brutus relationship to Caesar his involvement in the conspiracy and his importance to the plot the truth can be revealed Marcus Brutus a close friend to Caesar has a strong relationship with Caesar but a stronger relationship with Rome and its people Brutus is very patriotic He did not want Ceasar to rule Rome because of the fear of what might happen if Ceasar takes the thrown What means this shouting I do fear the people do choose Caesar for their king act 1 i 1 l 185 Brutus says to himself That lowliness is young ambitions ladder Whereto the climber-upward turns his face But when he once attains the upmost round He then unto the ladder turns his back Looks in the clouds scorning the base degrees by which he did ascend So Ceasar may Act 2 i 1 ll 23-27 As the quotation says Brutus would not allow Caesar to rise to power and then turn his back onto the people of Rome Brutus love of Rome is very strong and deep in his heart As Brutus is talking to Cassius Brutus say Till then my noble friend chew upon this Brutus had rather be a villager then to repute himself a son of Rome act 1 i 2 ll 171-175 After the assassination of Julius Caesar Brutus talks to Antony about Caesars death Our hearts you see not they are pitiful and pity to the general wrong of Rome act 3 i 1 ll 185-186 Again this shows how Brutus loved Caesar but cared for the life of Rome and its people more Brutus also
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