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Assassinations almost always bring about something harmful not something beneficial and they almost always spell out the doom of the assassin Lincolns assassin is caught and punished Martin Luther King Jrs assassin is caught and punished and the same thing happens with Brutus in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare Although Brutus may not have what it takes to be a conventional hero he has many admirable traits Even though Brutus is too idealistic he comes through as being an admirable person because of his loyalty and his persuasiveness Through Brutus experiences it is very easy to see that he is too idealistic to pull off Caesars assassination without a hitch One good example of this is what ultimately brings about his death When Cassius tries to convince Brutus that Antony needs to be killed along with Caesar Brutus says As for Marc Antony think not of him for he can do no more than Caesars arm when Caesars head is cut off 21181-183 This of course proves to be disastrously wrong and Antony ends up defeating Brutus army and causes Brutus to commit suicide This shows that Brutus is too idealistic because if Brutus bothers to think about anything besides the best case scenario he wouldnt let Antony make his speech that gets the peasants on his side and he wouldnt have been killed Another instance of Brutus being too idealistic is that he thinks everyone else wants to assassinate Caesar for the good of the country and not for their own personal gains and reasons He is of course wrong on this point too Nobody else is in it for the good of the country Brutus doesnt suspect at all that they just need him for his public popularity and even so he agonizes for a very long time about whether he should kill Caesar or not saying Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar I have not slept2161-62 Brutus seems to have the
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