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Et tu Brute was mumbled by Caesar previous to his death In William Shakespeares play Julius Caesar Marcus Brutus was a tragic hero regardless of his crucial act of betrayal Brutus was considered no threat and was a clever man because of his nobility What lead the downfall of the play were his honor idealism and poor judgment Honor is a fundamental basis of Brutus and is evidently worked out in his speeches throughout the play Who here is so rude that would not be a Roman If any speak for him have I offended was asked by Brutus as he spoke to the plebeians at Caesars funeral That question proved that he was honorable and cared for the happiness of the plebeians and cared for Rome however he looses his common sense and lets honor get in the way of his friendship with Caesar Lastly Brutus tries to show his nobleness to nearly everybody Brutus judges his honor in all ways and his option of life revolves around honor For that reason many people friend or foe was conscious of his honor At Phillipi Antony discovers Brutus dead body and stated This was the noblest Roman of them all All the conspirators save only he did that they did in envy of great Caesar Here Antony separates Brutus from the rest indicating that Brutus would only do such a thing for the good of Rome whereas the conspirators could not compete to Brutus high standards Secondly Brutus was extremely idealistic and had an inexperienced personality which was formed by nobility and loyalty Idealism leads Brutus to think that everything people tell him is true Brutus gets stubborn when people try to get in the way of his plans or beliefs Cassius decided to kill Antony because of his great love for Caesar however Brutus makes the wrong decision and ignores it Consequently Brutus has an idealistic view of the world particularly when
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