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Brutus Harmartias Throughout the play of Julius Caesar Brutus makes many mistakes or harmartias which eventually lead to his tragic downfall Although Brutus makes many harmartias I feel that these three are the most important The largest harmartia that Brutus makes is listening to Cassius in the beginning Another harmartia Brutus makes is deciding not to kill Antony Brutus also makes the mistake of meeting Antonys army in Philippi instead of waiting at the camp These three harmartias of Brutus will be greater explained in the next three paragraphs Brutus made a large harmartia listening to Cassius speak about assassinating Caesar Brutus is very naive and because Cassius is clever he can make Brutus agree with him Cassius himself even says If I were Brutus now and he were Cassius He should not humour me Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 2 Lines 314-315 If Brutus did not listen to Cassius he wouldnt have joined the conspiracy and Brutus tragedy would have never happened This is why Brutus should have never listened to Cassius conspiracy plan A large harmartia that Brutus made was not killing Antony Brutus says For Antony is but a limb of Caesar Shakespeare Act 2 Scene 1 Line 165 Brutus feels that Antony would not be able to do anything without Caesar and would probably commit suicide Cassius thinks that Antony should be killed but does not argue with Brutus Antony ends up being even stronger without Caesar and is a tyrant ruler in a triumvirate Antony and his army are the reason why Brutus kills himself If Brutus did kill Antony he would probably of lived and been a ruler Rome Another harmartia that Brutus made was meeting the armies of Antony and Octavius in Philippi instead of having them come closer to the camp Once again Cassius thinks differently than Brutus Cassius says Tis better that the
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